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February 19, 2020

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Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

Britain's government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut "cheap Labour from Europe" in favour of high-skilled English speakers.The points-based system is due to start on January 1, 2021, and wa

Under-pressure Greece toughens migration stance

Under-pressure Greece toughens migration stance

Facing overwhelming migration pressure on the Aegean with island camps on the brink of asphyxiation, the conservative Greek government has hardened its asylum policy with increased repatriations, new detention centres and plans for a sea barrier."The deconges

Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn more to Mexico border wall

Pentagon shifts $3.8 bn more to Mexico border wall

The US Defense Department said Thursday it is shifting another $3.8 billion towards paying for a wall on the US-Mexico border as President Donald Trump extended his "national emergency" declaration over unlawful migration for another year.Pentagon officials

US has lost its 'moral leadership,' actor Harrison Ford says

US has lost its 'moral leadership,' actor Harrison Ford says

Harrison Ford, in Mexico City on Wednesday to promote his latest film, decried the collapse of US "moral leadership" on issues such as improving the environment and immigration policy."We need moral leadership. We've lost some of our credibility and we are

US curbs immigration from Nigeria, five other nations

US curbs immigration from Nigeria, five other nations

US President Donald Trump on Friday slapped immigration restrictions on citizens of six countries including Nigeria, in addition to the list of nations already targeted by his controversial travel ban.Besides Africa's most populous nation, the new measures al