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January 25, 2020

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US to limit visas for pregnant women to curb 'birth tourism'

US to limit visas for pregnant women to curb 'birth tourism'

President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called "birth tourism."In announcing the move, which takes effect Friday, the Wh

Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

Mexican migration authorities released Wednesday an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were "rescued" after they crossed the border with Guatemala. Nati

Texas will not accept refugees anymore: governor

Texas will not accept refugees anymore: governor

Texas became the first US state Friday to declare it will not resettle refugees, responding to President Donald Trump's sustained crackdown on all immigration.Governor Greg Abbott told the State Department that Texas has to dedicate its resources "to those w

US will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala: DHS

US will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala: DHS

Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be deported to Guatemala, part of a controversial migration deal between the Central American nation and Washington, the US Department of Homeland Security told AFP Monday.The agreement designated Guatemala a

Hong Konger 'missing' after crossing China bridge checkpoint

Hong Konger 'missing' after crossing China bridge checkpoint

Hong Kong's immigration department said Sunday they have received reports a man went missing on a cross-border mega bridge to the gambling hub of Macau that currently hosts a Chinese mainland police checkpoint.The disappearance first emerged on Saturday when

Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 62 migrants travelling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly travelled western Atlantic migration route to Europe. Eighty-three survivors managed to swim to shore after