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# Border Control

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# The Land Down Under
Concerns over 'media circus' as Djokovic takes fight against deportation to Australian Federal Court
The tennis star is seeking to defend his Australian Open title.
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# US border crisis
A $4.5 billion emergency fund approved for US border as its chief quits amid child-detainee outcry
John Sanders was appointed to the post just two months ago.
# Deal or no deal
Revenue not planning for customs posts but says it is ready for no-deal Brexit
Revenue has scaled up its Customs IT systems to handle the increased transaction levels.
# Guatamala
'Medical checks' for all children at US border posts after 8-year-old boy dies on Christmas Eve
It is the second death of a migrant child in the care and custody of US Customs and Border Protection in a month.
# Jakelin Caal
Family of girl (7) who died in Border Patrol custody dispute official story on her death
The parents of Jakelin Caal said she had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she travelled through Mexico.
# Border Control
Former FBI director: Family separation is a 'shameful, disgraceful episode' in US history
James Comey said what has been happening on the Mexican border is “utterly inconsistent with who we are as Americans”.
# Immigration
'A horrific policy': Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at US border in six weeks
Between 19 April and 31 May, 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the US border.
# Border Control
Contract awarded for new immigration unit with detention cells at Dublin Airport
The OPW confirmed its plans for this dedicated unit after criticisms over the case of a Brazilian au pair who was held in prison overnight.
# Border Control
'I'm very frightened': Stories from people who were denied entry at Ireland's border
New research found some people denied entry were held in prisons for a number of days before being sent back to their country of origin.
# Border Control
Taoiseach says Ireland could have a 'unique' border solution after Brexit
He doesn’t say what that unique border would be.
# Border Control
As the Republic pore over permutations, things are a lot easier for Northern Ireland
Michael O’Neill’s side are pretty much assured of a play-off place and face Germany tomorrow night.
# Tightened security
'Are we ever going to get home?': Delays at European airport left family of six stranded overnight
A new EU regulation introduced in March has led to tighter border control in European airports.
# Airport Security
Passengers warned of potential long delays at airports in Europe this summer
A new EU regulation introduced in March has led to tighter border control in European airports.
# Snakes on a Plane
Australia halts cargo of snakes, vipers and tarantulas labelled as '2 pair shoes'
Australia’s Border Force cleared things up: “Things you can post to Australia…”
# Border Control
'A victory for people power': Roscommon/Westmeath border to remain untouched
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he was concerned any change could disrupt his constituent’s lives.
# Dover
14-hour delays see traffic at standstill at English port of entry into France
The Port of Dover has seen enormous tailbacks over the weekend due to holiday traffic and heightened security at French border control.
A customs border between North and South? What we can learn from Ireland in 1923
Cormac Moore looks at the border erected between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for 70 years and the effects it had.
# As Gaeilge
Australian border control investigates Irish name visa fraud
Applicants had previously been issued visas for Australia using the English version of their names.
# Ireland
The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled
The Department of Justice said this was a reversal of recent trends.
# Border Control
Australia is not allowing anyone from Ebola-hit nations into the country
It comes as a teenager arriving from Guinea and put into isolation has tested negative for the disease.
# Immigration
Gardaí will no longer check passports at Dublin Airport
Instead, the responsibility will fall to civilians in the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service as part of reforms launched today.
# Seizure
17,800 cigarettes and €50,000 worth of cannabis seized at Irish airports yesterday
A Moldovan national was also sentenced to three months in prison for evasion of duty on cigarettes.
# Immigration
Immigration law would end 'hardship and uncertainty' for undocumented Irish
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the publication of a draft law to radically reform the US immigration system.
# Strike
British border control workers plan 24-hour strike
Strike planned for 10 May will affect British airports, seaports and the Eurostar service.
# Heathrow
Warning of serious delays at Heathrow if strike goes ahead
Immigration officers are planning to strike on 30 November, which could cause major disruptions for passengers.
# Lawman
Actor turned lawman: Steven Seagal is protecting the US border...for real
# Fake Passports
Government officials intervene as Irish J1 students warned over faked passport ploy
Students under 21 are warned not to doctor their passports, after a number of Irish are caught falsifying their documents.
# EU
EU considers revamping open-border Europe
In the face of growing pressure from some European nations, the EU Commission has proposed to reintroduce temporary national border checks “under very exceptional circumstances”.