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From TheJournal.ie Trump declares national emergency to build wall, Democrats vow to fight the 'power grab' US Border

Trump declares national emergency to build wall, Democrats vow to fight the 'power grab'

The move will allow him to spend more money to erect barriers on the US-Mexico border.

From TheJournal.ie Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption Promises

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

From TheJournal.ie US begins forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico Border Crossing

US begins forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico

The new policy is aimed at deterring illegal immigration, the Trump administration has said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Yellow Vest' protesters attempt to block traffic near Port Tunnel in Dublin Port Tunnel

'Yellow Vest' protesters attempt to block traffic near Port Tunnel in Dublin

Around 70 demonstrators marched through the capital this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to address the nation live tonight as he nears showdown on Mexico border wall My Fellow Americans

Trump to address the nation live tonight as he nears showdown on Mexico border wall

Trump has also pledged a “prudent” US withdrawal of troops of Syria.

From TheJournal.ie 47 Irish people deported from US in 2018 as figure more than doubles in three years Immigration

47 Irish people deported from US in 2018 as figure more than doubles in three years

According to customs officials, removals are essential to “the integrity of the nation’s lawful immigration system”.

From TheJournal.ie Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case Good Friday Agreement

Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case

The UK Home Office has argued that British immigration laws supercede the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Brexit could be behind the upsurge in migrants aiming to cross the English Channel Immigration

Explainer: Why Brexit could be behind the upsurge in migrants aiming to cross the English Channel

Four in five people who attempted to cross the English Channel in dinghies in 2018 did so in the last three months. But why?

From TheJournal.ie US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator Deadline Passes

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.

From TheJournal.ie Britain and France to step up English Channel patrols after spike in migrant crossings Immigration This post contains videos

Britain and France to step up English Channel patrols after spike in migrant crossings

Both countries are to increase surveillance patrols and target trafficking gangs.

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 Man entering Ireland for sham marriage caught after his texts were checked by immigration officials Dublin Airport
From TheJournal.ie US defence chief rallies troops as migrant caravan nears Mexican border after 1,500km journey Border Patrol

US defence chief rallies troops as migrant caravan nears Mexican border after 1,500km journey

Jim Mattis said it’s clear that the show of force at the US-Mexico border was necessary.

From TheJournal.ie There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress E3 Visa

There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress

This is a good example of how the US midterms results could affect us here in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people Study

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people

Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Fox News pulls Trump immigrant ad that's been criticised as racist US Midterms

Fox News pulls Trump immigrant ad that's been criticised as racist

NBC also pulled the ad, while Facebook prevented it from being boosted through paid advertisement.

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 Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

From TheJournal.ie New figures show 134 children have been deported from Ireland since 2013 Immigration

New figures show 134 children have been deported from Ireland since 2013

The Department of Justice has revealed 134 minors have been deported in the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie 'We could see this happening': Why a 2004 referendum is linked to child deportations Immigration

'We could see this happening': Why a 2004 referendum is linked to child deportations

Two boys Nonso Muojeke and Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue have come under the media spotlight over deportation orders in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie New immigration scheme allows 'undocumented' non-EU former students to stay in Ireland Green Card

New immigration scheme allows 'undocumented' non-EU former students to stay in Ireland

The scheme applies to those here under student visas between January 2005 and December 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says immigrants more likely to be working and paying tax than average Irish person An Taoiseach

Varadkar says immigrants more likely to be working and paying tax than average Irish person

The Taoiseach told the Dáil he was “pleased and proud” of Irish people and their response to immigration.

From TheJournal.ie What has sparked the huge far-right (and anti-racism) protests in Germany? Chemnitz

What has sparked the huge far-right (and anti-racism) protests in Germany?

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Chemnitz over the past three days in immigration demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie More people are returning to Ireland than leaving for the first time since 2009 Emigration

More people are returning to Ireland than leaving for the first time since 2009

Net outward migration of Irish nationals peaked at 29,600 in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Australian senator widely condemned for calling for 'final solution' to immigration Fraser Anning

Australian senator widely condemned for calling for 'final solution' to immigration

He also sparked widespread opposition by calling for a ban on Muslim migrants.

From TheJournal.ie Woman arrested after scaling Statue of Liberty to protest US immigration policy US Border

Woman arrested after scaling Statue of Liberty to protest US immigration policy

She is now facing multiple federal charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split Migration Deal

Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split

Merkel has put to rest a row with her interior minister Horst Seehofer that had threatened the survival of her coalition government.

From TheJournal.ie Large crowds across the US protest against Trump's immigration policy Protests

Large crowds across the US protest against Trump's immigration policy

Starting in early May, Trump ordered the arrest of adults crossing the boundary illegally.

From TheJournal.ie 17 states sue Trump administration over family separations at US border Immigration

17 states sue Trump administration over family separations at US border

More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in recent weeks and placed in government-contracted shelters.

From TheJournal.ie US border agents scale back zero-tolerance policy for migrant families Temporary

US border agents scale back zero-tolerance policy for migrant families

Parents separated from their children have spoken about their desperate attempts to be reunited.

From TheJournal.ie TIME hits out at Trump's border separation policy with cover photo Controversy

TIME hits out at Trump's border separation policy with cover photo

It comes after the US President questioned if he would be on the cover of Time magazine after the North Korea summit last week.

From TheJournal.ie Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough' Immigration

Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough'

Trump’s about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and adult relatives.

From TheJournal.ie Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy Not On

Senator calls for TDs to boycott 4th of July celebrations at US Embassy

The boycott is in response to the policy of separating children from their parents at the US border.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border Fox News

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border

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

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 Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain Aquarius This post contains videos

Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain

The Aquarius has caused a major diplomatic row over European immigration policy.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wanted to share my story but I was paralysed in fear': Black Panther actor and undocumented migrant Dreamer

'I wanted to share my story but I was paralysed in fear': Black Panther actor and undocumented migrant

Bambadjan Bamba is living in limbo in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.

From TheJournal.ie 'A horrific policy': Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at US border in six weeks 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.

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.

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