2013 – WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

Canadian snowbirds might get to extend their stay south of the border

By Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau, May 2, 2013

 

Government announces plan to legalize migrant workers

InsideCostaRica.com, April 30, 2013

 

Overwhelmed by crisis, illegal migrants in Greece return home

World Bulletin, April 30, 2013

 

Immigration head says one-month wait between visit visas normal

By Matovu Abdallah Twaha, The Gulf Today, May 1, 2013

 

Nepal not in position to help its migrant workers

Republica, April 30, 2013

 

Switzerland Houses Asylum Seekers in Sky High Army Barracks

The Jakarta Globe, May 2, 2013

 

Anti-immigration UKIP breaks through in English local elections

Agence France Presse, May 3, 2013

 

Chinese toy maker first $5 million migrant

Ninemsn, May 3, 2013

 

Record number of arrivals

By Paige Taylor, The Australian, May 4, 2013

Shadow health minister says party faces ‘downward spiral’ if it panics about Ukip and fails to recognise benefits of migrants Center for Immigration Studies, April 2013

 

US immigration reforms to give fillip to Indian start-ups

By Rajeev Syal, The Guardian (U.K.), April 21, 2013

 

Bahr: ‘Germany needs more foreign nurses’

The Local.de, April 22, 2013

 

Govt urged to quickly implement new immigration law

The Jakarta Post, April 21, 2013

 

Theresa May loses latest bid to deport Abu Qatada

By Tom Whitehead, The Telegraph, April 23, 2013

 

Spain’s population drops for first time as immigrants leave

Agence France Presse, April 23, 2013

 

Anti-Immigrant Attacks Spur Florence Artists to Action

By Henry Ridgwell, The Voice of America, April 22, 2013

 

99.5% of illegal immigrants get approval for legal status; high number raises concerns about fraud

By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times, April 22, 2013

 

Brussels seeks to ‘make it easier’ for EU migrants to move to Britain 

By Bruno Waterfield, The Telegraph (U.K.), April 26, 2013

 

Asian housemaids fear for future amid Cyprus slump

Agence France Presse, April 25, 2013

 

Immigration to give ATO data on visa holders

By Daniel Hurst, The Sydney Morning Herald, April 26, 2013

 

Gang of 8 Bill Doesn’t Reflect Reality of U.S. Labor Market Center for Immigration Studies, April 2013

 

US immigration reforms to give fillip to Indian start-ups

Business Standard, Bangalore, April 17

 

What the Immigration Compromise Reveals

By David Frum, The Daily Beast, April 17, 2013

 

Woodhouse welcomes immigration delegates

Fuseworks Media, NZ, April 18, 2013

 

The Hot New Immigration Destinations for China’s Wealthy

The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2013

 

Hirono provision in immigration package would let Canadians stay longer in U.S.

Pacific Business News, April 18, 2013

 

Minister under fire over work visas

By John Edens, stuff.co.nz, April 20, 2013

 

Criticism of EU asylum policy grows

Deutsche Welle, April 19, 2013

 

We’ve got enough criminals so keep Kosovo out of Europe, says Ukip MEP

By Rowena Mason, The Telegraph (U.K.), April 19, 2013

 

Boat carrying 150 asylum seekers intercepted off Christmas Island

The Australian Associated Press, April 19, 2013

 

British citizenship test tightened to include English test

BBC News, April 17, 2013

 

‘Dutch integration test is a barrier to integration’

DutchNews.nl, April 16, 2013

 

In bastion of tolerance Sweden, immigration is questioned

By Alistair Scrutton and Johan Ahlander, Reuters, April 17, 2013

 

Pressed by human rights activists, Greece pledges to stop deportations of Syrian refugees

By Harry van Versendaal, Ekathimerini.com, April 17, 2013

 

Saudi Arabia deports 3 men for being too sexy

By Michael Blaustein, The New York Post, April 17, 2013

 

Cheers, applause as New Zealand legalizes same-sex marriage

By Naomi Tajitsu, Reuters, April 17, 2013

 

 

 

London Metropolitan University wins back it licence to admit foreign students

The London Evening Standard, April 9, 2013

 

Immigrant students not learning enough Danish

IceNews, April 9, 2013

 

Greek Public Imports Foreign Workers

By Margarita Papantoniou, The Greek Reporter, April 8, 2013

 

Switzerland could introduce EU immigrant quotas

Re:locate, April 10, 2013

25,000 migrant AP workers stranded

By Coreena Surares, The Deccan Chronicle, April 10, 2013

 

Broken dreams for immigrant wives

The Korea Herald, April 10, 2013

 

Asylum boat’s arrival on mainland may force border patrol rethink

By Ben Packham, The Australian, April 10, 2013

 

Businesses propose competing visa plan

By Anna Palmer, Politico (DC), April 10, 2013

 

Huge immigration fraud ends in 5-year prison term

The Associated Press, April 10, 2013

 

Brazilian state of Acre in illegal immigration alert

BBC News, April 11, 2013

 

Saudi Arabia labour restrictions spark anger, fear among expats

Agence France Presse, April 11, 2013

 

Sweden’s Illegal Immigrants Afraid to Leave Home

The Epoch Times, April 12, 2013

 

Somalia: Somali Immigration Authority Calls For Registration Of Foreigners 

Sabahi, April 11, 2013

 

Immigration groups warn Irish coming to Australia ill prepared

IrishCentral, April 12, 2013

 

Halting immigration ‘would cost UK £18bn in five years’

By Jane Merrick, The Independent (UK), March 31, 2013

 

Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile, New Immigration Destinations for Cubans

EFE, April 2, 2013

 

Brazil reviewing immigration policy and is looking for “brains and human capital”

MercoPress, April 2, 2013

 

Germany tries warmer welcome for immigrants

Deutsche Welle, April 2, 2013

Australia and Uruguay enter join working holiday visa arrangement

By Michelle McCue, The Australian Times, April 3, 2013

 

UN warning on ‘unilateral’ boat action

The Australian Associated Press, April 3, 2013

 

MPs to debate the ‘Moroccan problem’

DutchNews.nl, April 4, 2013

 

Saudi urged to drop migrant worker crackdown

The Philippine Star, April 4, 2013

 

‘Sizeable’ immigration key to economic growth, says Gillard

By Ben Packham, The Australian, April 4, 2013

 

Drop ‘illegal immigrant’ label, urges EU commissioner By Daniel Mason

By Daniel Mason, Public Service Europe, April 5, 2013

 

Economic Hard Times Increase Immigration Tensions in Europe

By Al Pessin, The Voice of America, April 5, 2013

 

Immigration officials smash people-smuggling ring

Agence France Presse, April 6, 2013

 

 

 

Canada’s new visa program to attract entrepreneurs envied in U.S.  By Debra Black, The Star, March 31, 2013

Reinfeldt slams Cameron over immigration stance

The Local.se (Sweden), March 27, 2013

 

Bishop attacks UK politicians for anti-immigration rhetoric

Workpermit.com, March 27, 2013

 

Immigration repatriates 57 Nigeriens

By Jewel Stephen, The Daily Times (Nigeria), March 27, 2013

 

Brazil seeks millions of immigrants

By Mimi Whitefield , The Miami Herald, March 28, 2013

 

German Migrant Program Offers Cautions for US

By Robert H. Reid, The Associated Press, March 28, 2013

 

Temporary entrants driving migration jump that points to population of 40m by 2050

By Ben Packham, The Australian, March 28, 2013

 

Immigrants to EU countries less likely to live on benefits

By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian (U.K.), March 28, 2013

 

Sitting on too much money, Norway risks going off course

National Post, March 25, 2013

 

 

Immigrants 8.1 Percent of Iceland’s Population

Iceland Review, March 19, 2013

 

UK not the first choice for Romanians

The Telegraph (U.K.), March 19, 2013

 

Billström’s apology ‘not enough’: Löfven

The Local.se, (Sweden), March 19, 2013

 

Pregnant woman and immigration officer charged with selling fake work permits

By Jason Gerlad John , The New Straits Times (Malaysia), March 20, 2013

 

HK seeks more migrant workers

The Philippine Star, March 20, 2013

 

Union demands probe after staff at Jupiters claim hours slashed and extra shifts given to workers on foreign visas

By Greg Stolz , The Courier Mail (Australia), March 21, 2013

 

Migrants push us up to 23 million

By Susie O’Brien and Simon Black , The Daily Telegraph (Australia), March 21, 2013

 

Crack-down on illegal immigration in Spain

Euro Weekly, March 21, 2013

 

Refugees in Israel face tough immigration policy
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2013

Immigrants Commit Ten Times More Rapes than Italians
By Enza Ferreri

New immigrants told: You must pay to see a GP – and will move to the back of the queue for council homes
By Simon Walters and Glen Owen, MailOnline, March 24, 2013

 

Visitors from ‘high risk’ countries may have to pay bond to see U.K

The Associated Press, March 23, 2013

 

Immigrants Held in Solitary Cells, Often for Weeks

By Ian Urbina and Catherine Rentz, New York Times, March 23, 2013

 

Boat carrying 33 illegal migrants from Haiti intercepted off Jamaica’s northeast coast

Montreal Gazette, March 24, 2013

 

U.S. Immigration Agency defends decision to release detainees

World Bulletin, March 15, 2013

 

Teenager who fled war-torn Afghanistan after his father was murdered by the Taliban facing deportation

By Anna Edwards, Daily Mail, UK, March 16, 2013

 

Eleven arrested in latest immigration swoop

By James Gates, The Ealing Gazette (UK), March 15, 2013

 

Finland looks to tempt migrant prison guards

YLE, March 14, 2013

 

India alerts airports to stop Italian envoy leaving

Agence France Presse, March 15, 2013

 

Migrant workers get half pay, threatened and sacked by employer

By S’Phan Shaung, Karen News, March 15, 2013

 

Non-EU residents forced to pay up to €8,000 a year in fees to universities

By Judith Crosbie , The Irish Times, March 14, 2013

 

Employers turn to EU migrants to fill jobs 

By Helen Warrell, Financial Times, March 13, 2013

 

Uzbekistan Sees Spike in Labor Migrant Remittances
Eurasia.net, March 11, 2013

US immigration policy toward Cuba to remain unchanged: official
Xinhua, March 12, 2013

Mexico Rescues 104 Kidnapped Migrants near Texas Border
By Marguerite Cawley, InSightCrime.org, March 12, 2013

New immigration laws for Netherlands to be introduced
Re:locate Magazine, March 12, 2013

39 immigration officials found involved in corruption
Zee News, March 12, 2013

 

 

Immigration to Britain falls by 34% in a year

By Matt

Germany keeps Romanians, Bulgarians out of Schengen Deutsche Welle, March 8, 2013

Deutsche Welle, March 8, 2013

 

Immigrant spouses face discrimination: activists

By Loa lok-sin, The Taipei Times, March 9, 2013

 

Visas putting local jobs in danger

By Simon Benson, The Daily Telegraph, AU, March 9, 2013

 

Armed Forces to reinforce fight against illegal immigration

Angola Press, March 4, 2013

 

Massive immigration of workers may cause productivity to stagnate: forum

By Thomas Cho, Channel News Asia, March 4, 2013

 

Labour immigration policy will focus on short-term student visitor visas 

By Alan Travis, The Guardian, UK, March 6, 2013

 

British activist investigating migrant labour abuses fighting to avoid Thai jail term 

Agence France Presse, March 7, 2013

Chorley, MailOnline (UK), February 28, 2013

 

U.S. frees hundreds of illegal immigrants as budget cuts loom

The Globe and Mail, February 28, 2013

 

Human rights ruling drives ‘coach and horses through immigration controls’

The Telegraph, UK, March 1, 2013

 

Labor proposes African migrant bill

By Lahav Harkov, The Jerusalem Post, March 1, 2013

 

Taiwan urged to scrap death penalty, improve migrant and gay rights

Focus Taiwan, March 1, 2013

 

 

At last, most new jobs are filled by British workers thanks to stricter immigration policies

By Becky Barrow, Mail Online (UK) February 20, 2013

 

Iranian Diplomat Seeking Asylum in Norway
The Associated Press, February 22, 2013

 

‘White flight’ hits London, highlighting immigration trend

By Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times, February 21, 2013

 

Somalis Using Fake Passports on Turkish Airline
By Abdi Guled, The Associated Press, February 22, 2013

Sweden to keep immigrant kids in school
the Local.se, February 21, 2013

Progress made on immigration issues at councillors’ meeting with Polish Consulate
The Boston Standard (UK), February 21, 2013

Hospital beds blocked by mentally ill migrant criminals
By Wesley Johnson, The Telegraph (UK), February 20, 2013

 

 

Singapore protest: ‘Unfamiliar faces are crowding our land’ By Kate Hodal, The Guardian (UK), February 15, 2013

 

Asylum seekers ram a billion-dollar hole in budget 
The Daily Telegraph, February 16, 2013

 

Eritrean Asylum Seekers Pressured To Leave Israel 

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, February 15, 2013

 

Afghan girl obtains Russian residence permit 

BThe Voice of Russia, February 15, 2013

 

Solicitor and three immigration advisors guilty of running £20m fake marriage scam

By Anna Edwards , The Daily Mail (U.K.), February 14, 2013

 

Amazon ‘used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control
By Tony Paterson The Independent (U.K.), February 14, 2013

Agence France Presse, February 14, 2013

Work a growing motive for immigration
YLE, Finnland, February 14, 2013

 

Norway’s Happy Lies on Muslim Immigration
By Bruce Bawer, FrontPageMag.com, January 14, 2013

 

Deport All Illegal Foreigners
By Abdullah Omar Khayyat, The Saudi Gazette, February 10, 2013

 

 

New National Survey: Americans Prefer Illegal Immigrants Head Home,73 Percent Feel Very Strongly About This View

WASHINGTON, DC (February 7, 2013) – The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) today released a new report, Americans Prefer Illegal Immigrants Head Home: Results of a National Survey, based on polling conducted by Pulse Opinion Research. The poll found that of likely voters, 52 percent preferred that illegal immigrants in the United States return to their home countries versus 33 percent who preferred they be given legal status.

 

Removal of mandatory health insurance for foreign workers gets Chamber’s nod  

By Haidee V. Eugenio, The Saipan Tribune, February 7, 2013

 

Angola, Switzerland sign protocol on migration
Angola Press, February 6, 2013

 

Thia Khiang: Immigration can no longer be the solution

By Goh Chin Lian, The Straits Times (Singapore), February 7, 2013

 

Foreign governments lobbying hard in favor of immigration reform

By Julian Pecquet, The Hill (DC), February 7, 2013

 

Asylum-seekers in limbo in Indonesia, waiting for a boat

By Deborah Cassrels, The Australian, February 9, 2013

 

Immigration: Tea and narghile’ at the Arab club in Rome
ANSAmed, February 8, 2013

By Daniel Miller, The Daily Mail, February 8, 2013

 

 

The Home Secretary has blocked a proposal by the Treasury to help the economy by relaxing immigration rules

By Rowena Mason, The Telegraph (UK), January 25, 2013

 

The Government was on Monday night accused of suppressing a report it had secretly commissioned into the impact of a possible wave of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants
By Christopher Hope, The Telegraph (UK), January 28, 2013

 

Children of the Crisis: German Schools Struggle with Wave of Immigrants

By Katja Irle, Spiegel Online, January 30, 2013

 

One for All?: German Court to Decide on EU Benefits Case

By Maximilian Popp, Spiegel Online, January 30, 2013

 

Obama offers rough timetable for immigration overhaul

By Zachary A. Goldfarb, The Washington Post, January 30, 2013

 

European police have arrested 103 people in 10 countries, all accused of smuggling people on boats, freight trains and small hidden compartments in the floors of buses and trucks
The Global Post, January 31, 2013

BBC News, January 31, 2013

State criticised over sham marriages
By Suzanne Lynch, The Irish Times, February 1, 2013

 

 

Migrants with no job or money are being allowed to settle here because of failure of background checks

The Daily Mail (UK), January 24, 2013

 

Seven Surprising Ways Immigration Helps Build a Stronger America
Huffington Post, January 23, 2013

 

Tata boss urges reform of immigration laws

The Telegraph, January 26, 2013

 

Theresa May blocks moves to ease immigration rules 

The Telegraph, January 25, 2013

 

More than 3,000 foreign criminals fighting deportation

The Telegraph, January 24, 2013

 

Indians Welcome, U.S. Consulates Work to Make Visa Process Simple

Siliconindia, January 17, 2013

 

Obama to push ahead on immigration overhaul early in 2013: NYT
Reuters, January 13, 2013

 

Deferred Action Granted To More Than 150,000 Undocumented Immigrants

Huffington Post, January 18, 2013

 

Father-of-five who masterminded immigration scam in which Czech women were flown to Pakistan to marry is jailed
The Daily Mail (UK), January 17, 2013

 

Greek police bust international migrant smuggling ring

The Associated Press, January 17, 2013

 

Migration Watch warning on Romania and Bulgaria immigration

BBC News, January 17, 2013

 

Immigration adviser admits organising sham marriages

BBC News, January 14, 2013

 

Immigration seen as Britain’s biggest problem: Poll

The Economic Times, India, January 14, 2013

 

Report available here

 

The United States has “an immigration system where only 6.5 percent of people who come here, come here based on labor and skill.”
Marco Rubio, Tampa Bay Times, January 12, 2013

 

 

Solicitors ‘ran immigration scam arranging thousands of sham marriages by submitting touching love stories about couples who’d only just met’

By Tom Kelly , The Daily Mail (U.K.), January 11, 2013

 

Greek police crack down on immigration  

BBC News, January 9, 2013

 

Immigrant workers ‘paid less’ than native peers

The Local.de, January 10, 2013

 

Apartheid In Italy? A Sicilian City’s Proposal For Immigrant-Only Buses

By Riccardo Arena , Worldcrunch, January 8, 2013

 

Immigration To UK And Claiming Benefits Should Be Harder Says Cameron
The Press Association, January 6, 2013

Italy grants public healthcare to illegal immigrant minors 

Gazzetta Del Sud, January 2, 2013

 

NY Times reporter forced to leave China over visa 

The Associated Press, December 31, 2012

 

Capita tells departed migrants to leave UK 

By Angus Crawford, BBC News, January 4, 2013

 

Sack foreigners first, CFMEU urges Gillard government
By Annabel Hepworth, The Australian, January 5, 2013

Thousands denied entry to NZ in 2012
The New Zealand Herald, January 4, 2013