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#Immigration

From TheJournal.ie Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered' Tu Hablas Ingles

Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered'

“Any such change would be driven by a strategy to better integrate our newest citizens.”

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny Prostitution

Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny

No arrests were made on foot of the inspections of the properties.

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 UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned over the Windrush scandal Immigration

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned over the Windrush scandal

Theresa May said she accepted her resignation this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation Deportation

Supreme Court: Minister's decision left two Mauritian families in 'Catch 22' situation

Both students had been studying and working the country for 11 years and were directed to leave after a policy change.

From TheJournal.ie Trainee garda faces deportation after investigation exposes his sham marriage Templemore

Trainee garda faces deportation after investigation exposes his sham marriage Exclusive

The man is understood to have married an Eastern European woman.

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 80% of Irish people believe immigrants are integrated successfully Fáilte

80% of Irish people believe immigrants are integrated successfully

Irish attitudes were found to be the most positive in the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor signs document saying he will not enter Israel again without government permission Israel

Dublin Lord Mayor signs document saying he will not enter Israel again without government permission

Efforts were made to refuse Mícheál Mac Donncha entry to the country.

From TheJournal.ie Hungary's right-wing prime minister claims victory in election Viktor Orban

Hungary's right-wing prime minister claims victory in election

Viktor Orban has been outspoken on mass immigration.

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 17 dead as overcrowded bus carrying migrants crashes in Turkey Turkey

17 dead as overcrowded bus carrying migrants crashes in Turkey

The bus had capacity for 14 people but over 50 people were on board.

From TheJournal.ie Irish attitudes to immigration worse than European average, ESRI finds Diversity

Irish attitudes to immigration worse than European average, ESRI finds

It found that support for Muslim and Roma immigrants is lower than the average for 10 other EU countries.

From TheJournal.ie Trump and Leo become 'fast friends' yesterday (just don't mention Doonbeg) St Patrick's Day

Trump and Leo become 'fast friends' yesterday (just don't mention Doonbeg)

TheJournal.ie had a ringside seat for Irish celebrations in the Trump White House.

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 Leo: 'There are many of Donald Trump's policies with which I do not agree' White House Visit

Leo: 'There are many of Donald Trump's policies with which I do not agree'

Varadkar said Ireland and the US have strong links that “will outlast any president or Taoiseach”.

From TheJournal.ie Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.

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.