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#Immigrants

# immigrants - Monday 12 August, 2019

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

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

Hundreds of undocumented migrants detained in US immigration raids

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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?

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

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'

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

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

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

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

“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?

Their plight has been in the news this week.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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'

“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

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

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

# immigrants - Saturday 12 December, 2015

A new 'hate map' will document racist incidents in Ireland

Its goal is to push for legislative and policy change to tackle racism and hate crime.

# immigrants - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them

One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”

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