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#Immigrants

# immigrants - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Eight migrants found on cargo ship in Waterford have been deported
# Waterford
# Waterford

Eight migrants found on cargo ship in Waterford have been deported

Dec 5th 2019, 10:28 PM 34,717 Views 55 Comments

The males were in good health when they were discovered yesterday.

# immigrants - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out

Nov 6th 2019, 1:22 PM 16,525 Views 106 Comments

Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.

# immigrants - Monday 12 August, 2019

New US rule aims to deny citizenship to migrants who get food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits
# Public Welfare
# Public Welfare

New US rule aims to deny citizenship to migrants who get food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits

Aug 12th 2019, 10:12 PM 20,153 Views 53 Comments

The White House said hopeful migrants won’t be granted resident visas if they’re likely to need public assistance.

# immigrants - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Hundreds of undocumented migrants detained in US immigration raids
# Ice
# Ice

Hundreds of undocumented migrants detained in US immigration raids

Aug 8th 2019, 7:02 AM 18,132 Views 52 Comments

Some of the migrants will be released with electronic ankle monitors as they await a court hearing.

# immigrants - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US
# Detention
# Detention

'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US

Jul 16th 2019, 6:10 AM 35,580 Views 52 Comments

Undocumented Irish woman Ali is living in limbo in the US.

# immigrants - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

23 trafficking victims who came from abroad helped by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

23 trafficking victims who came from abroad helped by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year

May 29th 2019, 6:20 AM 7,205 Views 5 Comments

That’s according to the Council’s impact report for 2018, which has been published today.

# immigrants - Friday 12 April, 2019

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives
# Migrants
# Migrants

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives

Apr 12th 2019, 9:55 PM 27,296 Views 65 Comments

The caravan first set off on Wednesday from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.

# immigrants - Monday 24 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 24th 2018, 6:00 AM 63,237 Views 101 Comments

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

# immigrants - Monday 5 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 5th 2018, 11:30 AM 33,208 Views 64 Comments

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

# immigrants - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 30th 2018, 7:09 AM 21,525 Views 60 Comments

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

# immigrants - Sunday 14 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 54,707 Views 138 Comments

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

# immigrants - Friday 17 August, 2018

US government still holds 565 immigrant children
# CHILD DETAINEES
# CHILD DETAINEES

US government still holds 565 immigrant children

Aug 17th 2018, 10:50 PM 7,746 Views 51 Comments

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

# immigrants - Monday 25 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 25th 2018, 7:32 AM 28,753 Views 98 Comments

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

# immigrants - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 20th 2018, 7:06 AM 29,067 Views 148 Comments

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

# immigrants - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 19th 2018, 9:30 AM 12,884 Views 82 Comments

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

# immigrants - Monday 18 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 18th 2018, 7:16 AM 42,618 Views 60 Comments

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

# immigrants - Thursday 14 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 14th 2018, 8:45 AM 13,727 Views 110 Comments

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

# immigrants - Monday 30 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 30th 2018, 7:25 AM 38,990 Views 36 Comments

Their plight has been in the news this week.

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

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

Apr 30th 2018, 7:06 AM 18,949 Views 15 Comments

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

# immigrants - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Contract awarded for new immigration unit with detention cells at Dublin Airport
# Border Control
# Border Control

Contract awarded for new immigration unit with detention cells at Dublin Airport

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 21,316 Views 27 Comments

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.

# immigrants - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 17th 2018, 8:26 AM 14,913 Views 48 Comments

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

# immigrants - Monday 2 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 2nd 2018, 8:20 AM 31,263 Views 56 Comments

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

# immigrants - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'I'm very frightened': Stories from people who were denied entry at Ireland's border
# Border Control
# Border Control

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

Mar 13th 2018, 6:01 AM 72,693 Views 85 Comments

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.

# immigrants - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 57,445 Views 67 Comments

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

# immigrants - Thursday 8 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 8th 2018, 8:27 AM 64,968 Views 145 Comments

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

# immigrants - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 13th 2018, 12:58 PM 48,783 Views 118 Comments

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

# immigrants - Thursday 6 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,256 Views 16 Comments

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

# immigrants - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 1st 2017, 12:07 PM 18,502 Views 0 Comments

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

# immigrants - Friday 16 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 16th 2017, 7:07 AM 19,648 Views 37 Comments

The policy aimed to keep families together.

# immigrants - Saturday 29 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 29th 2017, 8:00 AM 14,640 Views 44 Comments

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

# immigrants - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa

Apr 18th 2017, 7:46 AM 52,713 Views 72 Comments

Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.

# immigrants - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants
# Low-level Offences
# Low-level Offences

Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants

Feb 21st 2017, 6:48 PM 25,794 Views 81 Comments

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

# immigrants - Friday 17 February, 2017

Trump administration denies plan to use National Guard to round up illegal immigrants
# Travel Ban II?
# Travel Ban II?

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

Feb 17th 2017, 5:25 PM 15,361 Views 55 Comments

The White House has denied the reports.

# immigrants - Friday 3 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 145 Views 19 Comments

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.

# immigrants - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall
# It Won't Be Easy
# It Won't Be Easy

Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall

Jan 25th 2017, 6:54 AM 36,262 Views 133 Comments

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

# immigrants - Saturday 19 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 19th 2016, 7:20 AM 35,383 Views 161 Comments

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

# immigrants - Friday 18 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 18th 2016, 8:30 PM 111 Views 41 Comments

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

# immigrants - Thursday 1 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 1st 2016, 8:46 PM 20,948 Views 106 Comments

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

# immigrants - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Doctors urge Western states to 'compromise' on female genital mutilation
# Female Genital Cutting
# Female Genital Cutting

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

Feb 28th 2016, 7:30 AM 24,891 Views 70 Comments

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

# immigrants - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Racist graffiti sprayed on building opposite Immigrant Council of Ireland
# Racism
# Racism

Racist graffiti sprayed on building opposite Immigrant Council of Ireland

Dec 30th 2015, 7:10 PM 19,009 Views 190 Comments

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

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