Archiv: migration


23.08.2019 - 19:46 [ Taiwan News ]

Hong Kong millionaires eye Australia as haven amid unrest

A notable rise in applications for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program, which grants direct residency to applicants, has been filed with the New South Wales state migration department over the past months, reported Reuters. Interested individuals have to invest at least A$5 million (US$3.4 million) to be eligible for the program.

05.08.2019 - 15:41 [ junge Welt ]

Mobil und ausgebeutet

Vielmehr ist die rassistische Strukturierung Teil der zahlreichen Mechanismen, um Arbeitsmärkte im Sinne des Kapitals zu gestalten. Die Beschaffung von Arbeitern mit unterschiedlichen Qualifikationen und Ansprüchen spielt dabei ebenso eine Rolle wie das Zuweisen bestimmter sozialer Positionen und beruflicher Posten. Migration und rassistische Ausgrenzung sind hierbei eng miteinander verknüpft.

08.07.2019 - 11:08 [ teleSUR ]

US Embassy in Guatemala Launches Anti-Migration Initiative

Guatemala is part, along with Honduras and El Salvador, of the Northern Triangle of Central America, and is one of the poorest and most violent areas of the world due to the presence of U.S. political intervention, government corruption, the overuse of state security forces, climate change, high unemployment, and organized crime.​​​​​​​

08.06.2019 - 18:52 [ WSWS ]

Mexico to deploy 6,000 troops to southern border as Trump postpones tariffs

On Thursday, Mexican officials announced plans to deploy 6,000 Mexican National Guard troops to Mexico’s southern border. The deployment will consist of 13 units made up of between 450 and 600 troops. Ten units will be sent to the border with Guatemala, where most Central American asylum seekers cross into Mexico, and three will operate in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of southern Mexico. The troops are set to arrive by September.

08.06.2019 - 07:17 [ Amerika21.de ]

Mexiko: Keine US-Strafzölle zum Preis der Militarisierung der Südgrenze

Am gestrigen Freitagabend, 20 Uhr Ortszeit, gab der mexikanische Außenminister Marcelo Ebrard auf seinem Twitter-Account bekannt, dass doch noch ein Abkommen mit der US-Administration erreicht wurde. Nach einer Woche intensiver Gespräche in Washington konnte somit die Drohung Donald Trumps, ab dem kommenden Montag Strafzölle auf alle Produkte aus dem Nachbarsland zu verhängen, in letzter Minute abgewendet werden.

08.06.2019 - 07:16 [ Marcelo Ebrard C., Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores de México ‏/ Twitter ]

No habrá aplicación de tarifas por parte de EU el lunes. Gracias a todas las personas que nos han apoyado dando cuenta de la grandeza de México.

08.06.2019 - 06:35 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended.

Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to….

08.06.2019 - 06:33 [ telesur ]

Mexico Confirms 6,000-Troop Deployment to Guatemalan Border, Arrests Migrant Advocates

Mexico is strengthing its migration enforcement at its border with Guatemala by sending up to 6,000 National Guard troops, Minister of the Interior Olga Sanchez announced Friday afternoon after meetings between Mexican and White House delegates in Washington. Meanwhile, the country is cracking down on human rights and migrant advocates.

08.06.2019 - 06:32 [ telesur ]

300 US Southcom Troops Arrive in Honduras To Teach ‚Humanitarian Assistance‘

Southcom has been a controversial actor in Latin American politics for many years since its founding as a force to defend U.S. interests at the Panama Canal. The commander of Southcom, U.S. Admiral Craig Faller has intimated that the force could be reoriented for intervention in Venezuela by aiding the opposition:

02.06.2019 - 14:52 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s Brain Drain Is the Flight of the Left

The brains and the money of the left are abandoning Israel. That isn’t just a feeling, those are the facts. Benjamin Netanyahu’s supporters, who call leftists “sourpusses,” like to boast of the decline in emigration from Israel in the past several years. But when it comes to leftists, the exit numbers are worse than ever. The leftists are fleeing. It’s called brain drain. In Israel, brains and leftists are one and the same.

01.06.2019 - 08:36 [ Washington Post ]

Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests

(13.05.2019)

Senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller and ICE Deputy Director Matthew Albence were especially supportive of the plan, officials said, eager to execute dramatic, highly visible mass arrests that they argued would help deter the soaring influx of families.

01.06.2019 - 08:32 [ Washington Post ]

Trump defies close advisers in deciding to threaten Mexico with disruptive tariffs

The arguments against the tariffs — voiced internally by Kushner, Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — did little to dissuade Trump, and Kushner was asked to call Mexican officials to inform them of the impending threat.

After the Wednesday night meeting in the Oval Office, the tariff order was finalized by the White House counsel and the office of Stephen Miller, a senior White House adviser and immigration hard-liner who oversees domestic policy.

24.04.2019 - 15:45 [ New York Times ]

ICE Faces Migrant Detention Crunch as Border Chaos Spills Into Interior of the Country

In one initiative examined earlier this year, Department of Homeland Security officials looked at housing migrant children at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which has a dormitory facility that has been used in the past to hold asylum seekers. The proposal to house migrant children from the Southwest border there has not gained traction, perhaps because of the optics of housing young people adjacent to terrorism suspects, according to one official who had seen the proposal but was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

24.04.2019 - 15:42 [ Independent.co.uk ]

US immigration officials looking at housing migrant children at Guantánamo Bay, report says

The New York Times reports that there are no “immediate” plans to actually bring children to Guantanamo Bay, and that the base has only been brought up as a potential housing location because it has dormitory facilities that have been used for asylum seekers in the past.

27.07.2018 - 04:23 [ Afrobarometer ]

African migration: Who’s thinking of going where?

(27.Juni) Afrobarometer’s current round of nationally representative surveys (to be completed by mid-2018) explores migration intentions and drivers in 35 African countries. Initial data from nine countries – Ghana, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Mali, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – show that on average, one-third of respondents have considered emigrating, including 16% who have given it “a lot” of thought (see Figure 1). The proclivity to emigrate is highest in Malawi (where 28% say they have thought “a lot” about leaving), Zimbabwe (22%), Benin (20%), and Ghana (20%). It is lowest in Mali, where eight in 10 respondents (80%) say they have not considered emigrating at all.

19.07.2018 - 05:56 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Dark Deal With Europe’s Radical Right

(9.7.2018) He has some passionate fans there: A long list of anti-democratic movements and governments that consider Bibi’s Israel an optimal partner. The Israeli government has no problem with these entities, because they are essentially quite similar. The basis of the connection derives from overlapping interests and ideological closeness.
Immigration is a prominent example.

11.07.2018 - 13:19 [ ORF.at ]

„Operation Ministertreffen“ angelaufen

Am späten Mittwochvormittag landete Innenminister Kickl auf dem Innsbrucker Flughafen und wurde zum Hotel Penz in die Innenstadt eskortiert. Er ist quasi Gastgeber und wird am Mittwochnachmittag sämtliche Innenminister der EU-Staaten in Innsbruck empfangen.
Großes Thema bei dem Treffen wird die künftige Vorgehensweise der EU beim Thema Migration sein. Sowohl Deutschland als auch Italien, aber auch Österreich werden dort ihre Masterpläne präsentieren.

08.07.2018 - 15:43 [ Ansa.it ]

Salvini agrees with Lieberman: Northern League leader on second day of visit to Israel

(30.3.2016) Salvini said that the pair also agreed on the need to intervene „in any way possible“ against ISIS, including with action on the ground, „above all in Libya“.
He said they both thought that migrant flows brought „dangers of all kinds“. Salvini also visited Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and blasted Islamist extremists as today’s Nazis.
„The new Nazis are those who kill in the name of Allah,“ he said.

30.06.2018 - 14:33 [ Delaware Public Media ]

Kerri Evelyn Harris arrested in DC while protesting migrant family detentions

A candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware was among the nearly 600 women arrested Thursday in the nation’s capital during a protest against the federal government’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy.

30.06.2018 - 14:23 [ Independent.co.uk ]

More than 800 cases of abuse motivated by hate in immigrant detentions centres under Trump, report reveals

Many reported abuses were based on discriminations against race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and nationality.

30.06.2018 - 14:17 [ Chicago Tribune ]

Justice Department argues that order to reunite immigrant families allows for their detentions

The Trump administration says a ruling this week by a federal judge in San Diego requiring the government to reunify families separated at the border means authorities can legally keep families detained until their cases are complete.

The interpretation means immigrant families could spend months or even years in detention — even those seeking asylum — because of a years-long backlog in immigration court.

30.06.2018 - 14:12 [ Huffington Post ]

U.S. Government Says It Has Right To Detain Families For Months

The U.S. government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings.

A 1997 court settlement known as the Flores agreement has generally been interpreted to require the Department of Homeland Security to release illegal immigrant children from custody after 20 days.

25.06.2018 - 09:54 [ Reuters ]

Pentagon eyes temporary camps for immigrants at two bases

The U.S. military is preparing to build temporary camps at two military bases to house immigrants, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday, in the latest sign of a growing U.S. military support role for President Donald Trump’s politically charged immigration policies.

24.06.2018 - 09:28 [ Ralph Northam, Gouverneur von Virginia / Twitter ]

However, this facility is in our Commonwealth. So I have asked @VAPSHS & the Department of Juvenile Justice to investigate these claims & report back to me about any steps that may be necessary at the state or federal level to ensure the safety of every child being held there.

24.06.2018 - 09:26 [ Ralph Northam, Gouverneur von Virginia / Twitter ]

I share many Virginians‘ concerns about disturbing allegations of abuse at Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center. While the locally-operated center is subject to state oversight, the immigrants being housed there are subject to the oversight of the US Office of Refugee Resettlement.

22.06.2018 - 14:41 [ NBC News ]

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Denied Entry at Homestead Facility Housing Hundreds of Migrant Children

(18.6.2018) The Democratic lawmakers showed up to see the conditions of the children inside and to see how many were separated from their families at the border. Wasserman Schultz said they were told they could enter earlier in the day by the company contracted to run the facility.

22.06.2018 - 14:38 [ Miami Herald ]

Images of immigrant children held at centers raise the question: Where are the girls?

(19.6.2018) Information about where the girls are being held has been sparse.

On Tuesday morning, officials from the Department of Homeland Security and HHS told reporters on a conference call they are working on getting „government resources“ to obtain and release images of girls and toddlers being held at shelters.

22.06.2018 - 14:33 [ usnews.com ]

Kansas Group Won’t Give Details on Immigrant Children It Has

The lack of information on the children housed by The Villages prompted two state lawmakers to schedule a Statehouse news conference Friday to demand more transparency. They said The Villages told them it needed two weeks‘ notice for a tour of its Topeka homes.

„We don’t know what the arrangement is — that’s the thing,“ said Democratic state Rep. John Alcala, of Topeka, one of the lawmakers calling the news conference. „It was the non-transparency that concerned us the most.“

The Villages, based in Topeka, has a contract with the federal government to house and provide services for 50 „unaccompanied children“ ages 6 to 18, Joseph Wittrock, its president, confirmed Thursday.

22.06.2018 - 14:01 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Adviser Rips Into Stephen Miller: ‚He’s Waffen-SS‘

Stephen Miller, the 32-year-old White House adviser, has ignited a political firestorm in the United States as the Trump administration’s immigration policy of separating migrant children from their parents and detentions in cages is putting pressure on the nation.

Miller himself is reportedly happy with how things are going, which led one fellow staffer to equate his behavior to that of the Nazi SS, Vanity Fair reported Wednesday.

20.06.2018 - 16:14 [ George Takei / ForeignPolicy.com ]

‘At Least During the Internment …’ Are Words I Thought I’d Never Utter

That is America today, at our southern border, which asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants alike are seeking to cross. But it is also America in late 1941, in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, when overnight my community, my family, and I became the enemy because we happened to look like those who had dropped the bombs. And yet, in one core, horrifying way this is worse. At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents.

19.06.2018 - 10:38 [ Japan Today ]

Demand for foreign workers may soften Japan’s immigration rules

Driven by economic and demographic forces, the government is set to announce plans on Friday that will create new five-year work permit categories for foreigners.

Officials have said they are focusing on five areas: farming, construction, hotels, elderly care and shipbuilding.

13.05.2018 - 15:51 [ Techdirt ]

Court: FBI Agents Can Be Held Accountable For Tossing Immigrants On The No-Fly List Because They Refused To Be Informants

The Second Circuit Appeals Court has revived a lawsuit brought by a group of Muslim men who allege the FBI placed them on the „no fly“ list after they refused to become informants. This is not unusual behavior — on the part of the FBI. Documents obtained by The Intercept show the CBP and FBI routinely pressure immigrants and visitors to become informants, threatening them with deportation or adverse decisions on visa requests.