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Asylum seekers waiting nine months for decision on status to be allowed to work

Asylum seekers who have not had a decision on their status within nine months of applying will be allowed to work.

The Minister for Justice has announced sweeping reforms of the immigration system on foot of a Supreme Court ruling. 131 more words

Case Study - Tarry

Tarry is an asylum seeker who approached Fife Centre for Equalities at the end of March 2017. He was living in Leven with foster parents and looking to integrate more into Fife and get into college, as well as gain asylum status. 235 more words

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Switzerland's New Immigration Statute Sets High Hurdle for Citizenship

Jan 13, 2018 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D

A new law in Switzerland seeks to stanch the flow of immigrants into the small Alpine confederation renown for its historic adherence to principles of liberty and federalism. 750 more words

Trump’s ‘s---hole countries’ remark casts remarkable light on immigration policies: Shree Paradkar

Implications of Paradkar’s arguments is that essentially we should have a completely open door rather than managed immigration programs.

And rather than only commentary, some numbers with respect to the Haitians in Canada who were obliged to leave after the 2014 change, versus regularizing their status, would be helpful: 269 more words


Trump's Immigration Crackdown Driving Illegal Immigrants To Canada: Semotiuk

Immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk in Forbes offers his solutions to the increased number of  asylum seekers. The first one, essentially applying the safe third country agreement to those who arrive at border points that are not designated ports of arrival, appears more realistic than expecting the current US admin to take back asylum seekers: 321 more words


When a 6yr old says her name is 'EZB037', something is very very wrong

During my first visits to the Nauru “regional processing centre” in 2014, I knelt down to speak with a six year-old girl. Asking her name, I was disturbed when she answered with a boat number, “EZB037.” Believing she misheard, I asked again, only to hear the same letters and number repeated.

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