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Syrians due to overtake Afghans as largest refugee population

19:03 24/12/2013
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) believes that Syrians will soon make up the largest refugee population on earth. Syrian refugees are expected to outnumber displaced Afghans...

UK PM admits Government unlikely to meet immigration reduction target

12:12 17/12/2013
The UK's Prime Minister, David Cameron, has told journalists that it is likely that his government will not meet its target of reducing net immigration to the UK to 'tens of thousands' (taken to mean...

UK misses immigration target again

9:28 16/12/2013
The UK's Office for National Statistics has released its latest immigration figures which show a rise of 15,000 in the UK's net annual immigration figure over the previous year. The net immigration...

Australia announces all asylum seekers will be transported to PNG

16:34 24/07/2013
The Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced that, from now on, all asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat will be sent to the processing centre on the island of Manus, which is part...

Cabinet minister seems to support removal of students from UK immigration statistics

18:50 03/06/2013
The UK's Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has told an international educational conference that the inclusion of international students in the UK's immigration statistics and negative anti-...

One billion people crossed international borders in 2012

9:54 16/04/2013
In 2012, one billion people made an international trip, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. David Scowsill of the WTTC said 'this is an astounding milestone. There is an inexorable...

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