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#Immigrants

From TheJournal.ie 'Archaic' visa law in Ireland keeping people from their families this Christmas Immigration

'Archaic' visa law in Ireland keeping people from their families this Christmas

Shashank Chakerwarti said changes introduced this year also interfere with business trips which are often planned last-minute.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre Taken Down

'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre

The Irish Refugee Council said it hopes this show will contribute to the conversation taking place around the direct provision system.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says 'tent cities' to be built for migrants as thousands of troops sent to Mexican border Migrant Caravan

Trump says 'tent cities' to be built for migrants as thousands of troops sent to Mexican border

‘We’re going to build tents all over the place,” the US President told Fox News.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people? At Work

FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people?

The Taoiseach made the claim in the Dáil recently. But is it actually the case?

From TheJournal.ie US government still holds 565 immigrant children CHILD DETAINEES

US government still holds 565 immigrant children

Rights groups challenged the separations and a federal judge in California ordered the families brought back together by 26 July.

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges' Strongman

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'

The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.

From TheJournal.ie Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it Zero Tolerance

Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it

The US President has apparently backed Republican bills “100%”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders Immigration

'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

From TheJournal.ie Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border Asylum

Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border

For both, it was an unusual entry into a fierce political debate.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Trump's new 'inhumane, cruel' policy is separating children from their parents Immigration

Explainer: Why Trump's new 'inhumane, cruel' policy is separating children from their parents

“The Statue of Liberty under the Trump policy is not carrying a torch, it’s carrying a pair of handcuffs,” one senator said.

From TheJournal.ie What is the 'Windrush generation' and why did it lead to a major apology and a resignation? Immigrants

What is the 'Windrush generation' and why did it lead to a major apology and a resignation?

Their plight has been in the news this week.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure heaps on Theresa May after home secretary resigns over immigration scandal Good Ruddance

Pressure heaps on Theresa May after home secretary resigns over immigration scandal

Amber Rudd has been accused of falling on Theresa May’s sword.

From TheJournal.ie Contract awarded for new immigration unit with detention cells at Dublin Airport 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'National shame': UK government apologises after threats to deport people who had right to stay Windrush This post contains videos

'National shame': UK government apologises after threats to deport people who had right to stay

Some among the Windrush generation who were granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK have faced deportation.

From TheJournal.ie 'They laugh at our dumb laws': Trump says deal for young immigrants is off the table The Wall

'They laugh at our dumb laws': Trump says deal for young immigrants is off the table

The US President said people were trying to take advantage of the Obama-era programme, which protects immigrants who arrive without documents as children.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm very frightened': Stories from people who were denied entry at Ireland's border 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.

From TheJournal.ie Female Indian doctor attacked and Nigerian UCD student lost eye: Ireland's unwelcoming 1960s Column

Female Indian doctor attacked and Nigerian UCD student lost eye: Ireland's unwelcoming 1960s

Evidence of racism is taken less seriously now than during the early 1960s, writes Bryan Fanning.

From TheJournal.ie First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests Cheddar Man

First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests

This week, UK scientists confirmed that the first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes.

From TheJournal.ie Sean Spicer says 'there's a difference' between Irish and Mexican immigrants coming to US Forgiving Trump

Sean Spicer says 'there's a difference' between Irish and Mexican immigrants coming to US

The former White House press secretary also said his Catholic beliefs helped him to forgive Donald Trump’s ‘pussy’ comments.

From TheJournal.ie Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry Exploitation

Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry

Problems associated with illegal work include poor working conditions and risks to fundamental worker’s rights, a new report has found.

From TheJournal.ie This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US Illegal Immigrants

This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US

John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

From TheJournal.ie Trump cancels Obama policy that allowed illegal immigrant parents stay in America DAPA

Trump cancels Obama policy that allowed illegal immigrant parents stay in America

The policy aimed to keep families together.

From TheJournal.ie Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack Deportations

Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack

The government wants the new measures to take effect on 1 March next year.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa Irish Abroad

Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa

Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.

From TheJournal.ie Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants Low-level Offences

Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants

Now, illegal immigrants who are suspected of a crime will be a top priority for deportation.

From TheJournal.ie Trump administration denies plan to use National Guard to round up illegal immigrants Travel Ban II?

Trump administration denies plan to use National Guard to round up illegal immigrants

The White House has denied the reports.

From TheJournal.ie 'I remember a Paddy's Day visit by Haughey when four Irish were put on a London-bound flight in handcuffs' Travel Ban

'I remember a Paddy's Day visit by Haughey when four Irish were put on a London-bound flight in handcuffs'

It took Trump’s sledgehammer assault on travel and the right of refugees to seek shelter for us to take notice, writes Ray O’Hanlon.

From TheJournal.ie Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall It Won't Be Easy

Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall

Much of the land needed to build the wall is privately owned, implying lengthy legal proceedings and political blowback.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration Factcheck

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration

The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.

From TheJournal.ie Julien Mercille: 'Trump is simply continuing policies pursued by Democrats' Immigration Policy

Julien Mercille: 'Trump is simply continuing policies pursued by Democrats'

Donald Trump’s mass deportation plan and wall building is very similar to Barack Obama’s and the Clinton’s, writes Julien Mercille.

From TheJournal.ie A day after visiting Mexico, Trump vows to deport 'millions in his first hour as President' Immigration

A day after visiting Mexico, Trump vows to deport 'millions in his first hour as President'

“We will begin moving them out, day one. My first hour in office, those people are gone.”

From TheJournal.ie Doctors urge Western states to 'compromise' on female genital mutilation Female Genital Cutting

Doctors urge Western states to 'compromise' on female genital mutilation

Vaginal cutting is widely regarded as a libido-reducer, intended in certain cultures to keep a woman chaste.

From TheJournal.ie Racist graffiti sprayed on building opposite Immigrant Council of Ireland Racism

Racist graffiti sprayed on building opposite Immigrant Council of Ireland

The Immigrant Coucil said vandalising a building site at the height of storm Frank shows the mentality of those behind the act.

From TheJournal.ie A new 'hate map' will document racist incidents in Ireland Immigration

A new 'hate map' will document racist incidents in Ireland

Its goal is to push for legislative and policy change to tackle racism and hate crime.

From TheJournal.ie US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them Mark Chelgren

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them

One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”

From TheJournal.ie People-smuggling gang sentenced to over 80 years in prison England

People-smuggling gang sentenced to over 80 years in prison

Immigrants had paid £10,000 before leaving India and were then held hostage at a flat in England.

From TheJournal.ie MTV shows what happens when white people talk honestly about race

MTV shows what happens when white people talk honestly about race

This controversial documentary makes white people confront racial identity issues.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's latest comments about illegal immigrants made a fight break out The Trump

Trump's latest comments about illegal immigrants made a fight break out

The wannabe presidential candidate also thinks he and Putin could be best buds.

From TheJournal.ie This is GOAL's response to Paddy Power's immigrant ad No Joking Matter

This is GOAL's response to Paddy Power's immigrant ad

Paddy Power’s latest advert has people asking if the bookies have gone too far this time.

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