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From TheJournal.ie US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat Dreamers

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat

The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Nancy Pelosi gave an eight-hour long speech defending immigrants in Congress yesterday Filibustering

Nancy Pelosi gave an eight-hour long speech defending immigrants in Congress yesterday

The 77-year-old told stories about the Dreamers in the US during the record breaking speech.

From TheJournal.ie US ends ban on refugees from 11 'high-risk' countries Immigration

US ends ban on refugees from 11 'high-risk' countries

But Department of Homeland Security officials say they are working to implement new screening measures.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teenager brought to US when he was 12 to be deported for overstaying his visa Deported

Irish teenager brought to US when he was 12 to be deported for overstaying his visa

Dylan O’Riordan was born in Galway and brought to the US by his parents when he was 12. They already had green cards at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US Blame Game

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

From TheJournal.ie After worldwide backlash following s***hole comments Trump says: 'I'm not a racist' Racism

After worldwide backlash following s***hole comments Trump says: 'I'm not a racist'

Trump has faced criticism since he was accused of calling all African countries shitholes.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports Fear

Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports

Thousands of Venezuelans across the world have been waiting on new passports for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump 's***hole countries' comment slammed as 'racist' by UN Shocker Room Talk

Donald Trump 's***hole countries' comment slammed as 'racist' by UN

Donald Trump said that reports of the language he used wasn’t quite accurate – but that his language had been “tough”.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit' Immigration This post contains videos

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit'

Farage criticised Michel Barnier after their meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit Minority

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

From TheJournal.ie Electronic passport machines are coming into service in Dublin Airport today E-Gates

Electronic passport machines are coming into service in Dublin Airport today

The gates will use facial recognition to make sure the passenger matches their passport.

From TheJournal.ie Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches Working 9 To 5

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader World's Youngest Leader

Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the world’s youngest leader in waiting.

From TheJournal.ie 'A chronic haemorrhage': Just one in five trainee doctors plan to definitely stay in Ireland to work RSCI

'A chronic haemorrhage': Just one in five trainee doctors plan to definitely stay in Ireland to work

The RSCI has published a survey about the medical workforce in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Democrats say they've reached a deal with Trump over the fate of immigrant children Bipartisan

Democrats say they've reached a deal with Trump over the fate of immigrant children

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said they had a “very productive” dinner meeting with Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Donald Trump ending a programme that allows children of illegal immigrants to stay in the US? Dreamers

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump ending a programme that allows children of illegal immigrants to stay in the US?

Dubbed ‘cruel’ by Obama, the decision now leaves Congress with six months to come up with an alternative.

From TheJournal.ie Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears High Court

Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears

The woman is seeking leave to challenge the legality of a decision refusing her permission to remain in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie New US immigration proposals could be beneficial to Irish, expert suggests Points-based System

New US immigration proposals could be beneficial to Irish, expert suggests

The proposals would see the introduction of a points-based system favouring skilled anglophone workers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral Ballyhaunis This post contains videos

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral

Maurice O’Brien has had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to his film about Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

From TheJournal.ie Tony Blair: EU would be prepared to accommodate UK on issue of mass migration Brexit

Tony Blair: EU would be prepared to accommodate UK on issue of mass migration

Blair said the election of French President Emmanuel Macron had changed EU dynamics.

From TheJournal.ie 'A great deal of fear' in Irish-American community after man arrested in Boston on immigration offences Undocumented Irish

'A great deal of fear' in Irish-American community after man arrested in Boston on immigration offences

John Cunningham was arrested on Friday for living illegally in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfare Stephen Keary

Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfare

Councillor Stephen Keary made the comments at a recent council meeting.

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 It ain't over yet - Trump has taken his travel ban all the way to the US Supreme Court Persistence

It ain't over yet - Trump has taken his travel ban all the way to the US Supreme Court

It’s unlikely however that the court will hear Trump’s case during its current term.

From TheJournal.ie Adrian Donohoe murder suspect 'to be extradited from the US' Closer To Justice

Adrian Donohoe murder suspect 'to be extradited from the US'

The man had been allegedly living in the US illegally.

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 Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall Great And Beautiful Wall This post contains videos

Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall

The US President insists that the wall will be built, however.

From TheJournal.ie Immigrants being vilified in same way as Irish in US after Famine - Obama Lessons From History

Immigrants being vilified in same way as Irish in US after Famine - Obama

The former President said the US immigration system had always been “a little bit haphazard”.

From TheJournal.ie Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of her party National Front

Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of her party

The far-right candidate is taking on Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne Alternative For Germany This post contains videos

Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne

Around 50,000 demonstrators were expected to mobilise in the city.

From TheJournal.ie 'Kiwis first': New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules Verified By Visa

'Kiwis first': New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules

Irish people wishing to enter New Zealand under a skilled visa will have to earn $48,859 a year.

From TheJournal.ie Le Pen promises to suspend all immigration if elected Stroke Of Le Pen

Le Pen promises to suspend all immigration if elected

“I will protect you. My first measure as president will be to reinstate France’s borders.”

From TheJournal.ie Illegal crossings at US/Mexico border at 17-year-low and Trump is getting the credit Homeland Security

Illegal crossings at US/Mexico border at 17-year-low and Trump is getting the credit

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says the numbers are “no accident”

From TheJournal.ie What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare? Migrant Crisis

What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare?

The Immigration Council of Ireland said this was one example of Europe’s lack of response to the migrant crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Enda's 'lecture' to Donald Trump on immigration Shamrock

Watch: Enda's 'lecture' to Donald Trump on immigration

A speech by Enda Kenny last night has drawn a lot of international attention.

From TheJournal.ie US immigration reportedly 'bars' Syrian cinematographer from travelling to the Oscars The White Helmets

US immigration reportedly 'bars' Syrian cinematographer from travelling to the Oscars

The filmmaker said he had received a US visa but his passport wasn’t accepted.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you are in a hole, stop digging' - Swedes have taken issue with Trump's latest tweet Swede Disposition

'When you are in a hole, stop digging' - Swedes have taken issue with Trump's latest tweet

The US president made comments about a supposed terrorist incident in Sweden over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Trump planning to speed up deportation of illegal immigrants Immigration

Trump planning to speed up deportation of illegal immigrants

The White House confirmed the president’s plans to introduce a raft of new immigration measures.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland?

DUP leader Arlene Foster raised some eyebrows with her claim during the week. Is it true?