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The rightwing US textbooks that teach slavery as ‘black immigration’

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One history textbook exclusively refers to immigrants as “aliens”. Another blames the Black Lives Matter movement for strife between communities and police officers. A third discusses the prevalence of “black supremac...

Why is British cinema so reluctant to tackle immigration?

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“Bet you never thought you’d end up here pal, eh?” says a Scottish islander to Syrian refugee Omar in the new movie Limbo. The place looks idyllic, but if you’re an asylum seeker waiting for your application to be pro...

Combat staff shortages by relaxing Brexit immigration rules, says CBI

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The UK’s biggest business lobby group has called on the government to relax post-Brexit immigration rules to help companies struggling with staff shortages to hire more workers from overseas. The Confederation of Brit...

Call for Spain to regularise immigration status of man who twice saved strangers

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Meer as 1,800 people have backed a call for Spanish officials to regularise the immigration status of an undocumented Senegalese man after his second rescue of a stranger from drowning in the main river in Bilbao. ...

‘On the edge’: Are New Zealand’s tough immigration rules harming the economy?

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In Februarie 2020, Craig Hurn, 53, temporarily left his wife and daughter in Cape Town to scope out the job market in New Zealand. After beating six other candidates for one job, he secured an essential skills visa and...

‘Locals don’t like this job’: New Zealand’s aged care sector fears immigration reform

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At the end of an eight-hour shift in a Wellington rest home, Joan Lagman feels exhilarated and exhausted. The 39-year-old caregiver from the Philippines has fed, clothed, toileted and showered the five elderly charges...

US immigration: humanitarian groups tasked with picking asylum seekers

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The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the US, instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-relat...

Glasgow politicians call on Home Office to halt immigration raids

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Leading Glasgow politicians have written to the Home Office telling officials to stop unannounced immigration raids, as the Scottish Refugee Council urged Police Scotland to “push back” against further operations. Die...

Home Office challenged over planned women’s immigration detention centre

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A charity is challenging the planned opening of a new immigration detention centre for 80 women in County Durham – the Home Office’s first new detention centre since 2014. Women for Refugee Women, whose work includes ...

On immigration, Michel Barnier has joined the race to the bottom

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Michel Barnier seems to have ruffled as many feathers in France with his latest comments on immigration as he did in Britain during his stint as EU Brexit negotiator. Positioning himself to run as the rightwing candid...

‘A special day’: how a Glasgow community halted immigration raid

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It was just after 9am on Thursday and he was finishing breakfast when the callout came. Kenmure Street’s “Van Man” – the activist who spent nearly eight hours squeezed underneath an immigration enforcement van to prev...

Protesters surround and block immigration van from leaving after Glasgow raid

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Glasgow residents are involved in a tense standoff with immigration officials after surrounding their van in a residential street to prevent the detention of individuals during Eid al-Fitr. Staff from UK Immigration E...

Budget immigration costs: Australia will spend almost $3.4m for each person in offshore detention

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Australia will spend nearly $812m on its offshore immigration processing system next year – just under $3.4m for each of the 239 people now held on Nauru or in Papua New Guinea. On the figures presented in Tuesday’s b...

Escape tunnel found under Western Australia immigration detention centre

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A 20-metre-long unfinished escape tunnel has been discovered at an immigration detention centre in Western Australia, refugee advocates say. The nascent tunnel – dug three metres underground – was found on Monday morn...

Is there a crisis at the border?: a look at both sides of the immigration argument

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Along the winding road which follows the Rio Grande west from Mission, Texas, dozens of armed border patrol agents, state troopers, soldiers, and state and local police are dotted about to catch undocumented migrants ...

Mexico escalates immigration raids to stem flow of Central American migrants

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Mexico has stepped up immigration raids – hauling hundreds of people off trains in recent weeks – to stem an increase in Central American migrants heading for the United States since Joe Biden took office, according t...

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