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#Immigrants

# immigrants - Monday 27 May, 2013

Swedish riots 'should serve as a wake-up call' for Ireland

The Integration Centre said that many of the same issues in Sweden exist here and that policymakers must act to address this.

# immigrants - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Parents patrolling streets help deter Stockholm rioters

Since the 1980s, Nightwalkers have made their presence known to young people gathering in the streets.

# immigrants - Friday 24 May, 2013

Schools torched in fifth night of Sweden riots over 'police brutality'

The troubles are believed to have been triggered by the fatal police shooting of a 69-year-old man last week.

# immigrants - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Immigration law would end 'hardship and uncertainty' for undocumented Irish

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the publication of a draft law to radically reform the US immigration system.

# immigrants - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Six in 10 Americans support citizenship path for illegals

Almost two-thirds of Americans favour a path to citizenship, with conditions, for undocumented immigrants.

# immigrants - Friday 1 March, 2013

New figures on foreign nationals 'debunk migrant welfare myth'

The CSO report said that the decline in employment activity for foreign nationals has not resulted in a corresponding increase in social welfare activity.

# immigrants - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said this shows a “clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.

# immigrants - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Gilmore rings US Senators as pressure grows for deal on Irish illegals

The Tánaiste said the Government plans to use St Patrick’s Day to push for a deal on undocumented Irish workers in the US.

# immigrants - Monday 18 February, 2013

White House defends leaked plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants

During his State of the Union address last week, Obama urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the next few months.

# immigrants - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Online petition launched to reunite thousands of immigrants separated by red tape

Family reunification is recognised in some countries as a reason for immigration because of the presence of a family member in a country.

# immigrants - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Prospects of undocumented Irish in US boosted by Obama speech, says Tánaiste

The position of undocumented Irish in the US is an important priority of the Government, and an ongoing dialogue with the US Administration and Congress is being pursued, says Eamon Gilmore.

# immigrants - Monday 21 January, 2013

New short film to highlight poor working conditions of migrants Exploitation This post contains videos

New short film to highlight poor working conditions of migrants

The video features interviews with workers, economists and trade unionists about their experiences and the vulnerability of migrant workers in a recession.

# immigrants - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Immigrants "do not fare as well as Irish nationals" in labour market

A new study shows that Black Africans report the highest rates of discrimination in the workplace and when looking for work.

# immigrants - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Citizenship is top issue on Immigrant Council helpline

The council is calling for a reform of the application system for people who wish to become Irish citizens.

# immigrants - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Immigrants should have right to vote, say half of TDs surveyed

There was also an increase in TDs who said that racial incidents are more prevalent since the economic downturn than when asked last year.

# immigrants - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

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More immigrants buying homes in Ireland than ever before

Around 7 per cent of immigrants in Ireland now has a mortgage, compared to around 14 per cent of Irish-born people.

# immigrants - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Opinion: Ireland is sleepwalking itself into a colossal mess over integration

Almost one in five of the population was born in another country, but how often do you see a teacher, Garda or TD from another country, asks Killian Forde.

# immigrants - Friday 16 March, 2012

Undocumented in Ireland will celebrate St Patrick's Day 'in the shadows'

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is using this weekend’s celebrations to highlight the plight of what it says is an estimated 30,000 undocumented people in Ireland.

# immigrants - Monday 12 March, 2012

Sarkozy threatens French pullout of visa-free zone

Sarkozy has threatened to pull France out of the EU’s coveted visa-free Schengen zone unless the bloc makes progress on protecting borders from illegal immigration.

# immigrants - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Sarkozy: France has too many foreigners

The French president, who is currently trailing in the opinion polls for next month’s election, said France needs to cut its number of immigrants and introduce tougher controls.

# immigrants - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

TD calls for action after survey reveals prevalence of racism

Six in ten TDs encountered racism on the campaign trail – while one-third said speaking up for immigrants would cost them support.

# immigrants - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Racism in Ireland 'has grown during recession'

Attitudes towards people from other countries are becoming more negative, the Immigrant Council of Ireland said.

# immigrants - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Hundreds of undocumented migrants stage candlelit march to Dáil

The campaigners called on the Government to give them the opportunity to win legal status in Ireland.

# immigrants - Friday 25 November, 2011

Immigrants in Ireland are 'under siege', say black community leaders

Community leaders said that there is evidence of widespread attacks against immigrants in Ireland.

# immigrants - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Huge rise in residency enquiries from migrant parents with Irish citizen children

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has released details of calls to its helpline for the first six months of the year.

# immigrants - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Thousands of would-be US immigrants disappointed after botched lottery is rerun

Some 22,000 foreigners who were chasing the American dream and thought they’d won a coveted green card in May were left disappointed.

# immigrants - Friday 17 June, 2011

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants

Italy says it is bearing the brunt of the influx of refugees fleeing violence in North Africa.

# immigrants - Friday 10 June, 2011

Alabama makes it a crime to give an illegal immigrant a lift

A new immigration law, described as the toughest in the US, will also require state schools to check student’ status.

# immigrants - Friday 13 May, 2011

Would-be US immigrants left disappointed by glitch that invalidates visa lottery results Visa Lottery This post contains videos

Would-be US immigrants left disappointed by glitch that invalidates visa lottery results

The US state department blamed a technical glitch and said the lottery will have to take place again, disappointing thousands who thought they’d won a chance at a much-coveted entry into the United States.

# immigrants - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants

Germany and France are furious with Italy for granting temporary residence papers to Tunisian immigrants and, in an affront to the EU principle of free movement, the French authorities have refused entry to some immigrants at the border.

# immigrants - Thursday 2 December, 2010

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute

Civil servants refuse to operate machine which was intended to tackle immigrant benefit fraud without increase in pay.