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France joins EU-wide trend of trying to reduce illegal immigration

12:56 12/05/2005
France , which says it has between 200,000 and 400,000 illegal immigrants, on May 11 announced tough new measures to end the flow of illegal immigrants. These measures include rules to stop arranged...

Spain grants 700,000 illegal immigrants legal status

14:29 10/05/2005
Spain has granted amnesty to 700,000 illegal immigrants, the Guardian reports. The Spanish Government hopes this will help to end exploitation of those working secretly in the black economy. Illegal...

More temporary entrants choosing immigration to Australia

10:30 21/01/2005
An increasing proportion of permanent Australian immigration applications are made by people already in the country temporarily for study or skilled employment , according to Australia's Department...

German immigration at lowest level for many years

13:44 19/01/2005
The number of immigrants to Germany dropped below 800,000 for the first time in many years in 2003, the broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports. According to Government figures released on January 17, 768...

Report criticizes EU asylum policies

15:44 17/01/2005
A leading human rights watchdog has accused the European Union and its member states of neglecting the rights of asylum seekers in their migration and anti-terrorism polices, the website EU Observer...

Changes to passport requirements for entry to the US

15:41 12/10/2004
Starting Oct. 26 this year, each person wishing to visit the United States must have either a Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and a visa waiver form or a valid visa issued by U.S. authorities before...