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Britain to have database to track down illegal migrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Britain is setting up a computer database to track down around 150,000 people who are staying in the country illegally, a media report said Wednesday.Border officials ... Read more...

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370,000 migrants in Britain claim out-of-work benefits


January 20th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Over 370,000 migrants who were admitted to Britain to work, study or go on holiday are now claiming out-of-work benefits, the daily Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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160,000 Britons lost jobs to migrants in five years


January 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Over 160,000 Britons have lost out on jobs to migrants in the past five years, an official report has revealed.One British worker misses out for every ... Read more...

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Canada plans to attract more skilled immigrants in 2012


November 4th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Nov 4 (IANS) Canada plans to attract more skilled immigrants in 2012, its Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has said.Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) plans to welcome 55,000-57,000 federal skilled ... Read more...

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10,000 held at British borders in six years


October 31st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Over 10,000 criminals, including rapists and murderers, have been arrested at Britain's border points since 2005, according to a government report.Immigration Minister Damien Green said an ... Read more...

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Foreigners arrested in British riots to be deported


August 20th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) More than 150 foreign nationals arrested after the riots in Britain will be deported, a media report said Saturday.Immigration Minister Damian Green said they will be ... Read more...

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Pakistani terror suspect arrested in Canada


July 24th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 24 (IANS) A Pakistani man was arrested in Canada Saturday for war crimes and terror links.Arshad Muhammad, who was arrested from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, has reportedly ... Read more...

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1,800 Canadians to lose citizenship


July 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 21 (IANS) Canada is stripping 1,800 people of their citizenship, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced here Wednesday, in a first step of this scale by any ... Read more...

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Canada stands by India, says terrorism is ‘alive and active’


July 14th, 2011 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 14 (IANS) Standing by India in the aftermath of the Mumbai bomb blasts, Canada Wednesday said terrorism is "alive and active" and the international community should come together ... Read more...

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New Zealand amends student visa terms


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hamilton, June 2 (IANS) The immigration department of New Zealand has announced major changes to the conditions for a student visa that would enable the "best students" to stay on ... Read more...

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Britain deports Pakistani convicted for child sex crimes


May 31st, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) A Pakistani national, convicted for child sex crimes in Britain, has been deported from the country, a media report said Tuesday.Zulfar Hussain, 48, admitted carrying out ... Read more...

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New Zealand to chnage business migration policies


May 9th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hamilton (New Zealand), May 9 (IANS) New changes to business investment migration policies will come into effect from mid-2011 and it will promote the business investor immigration option to migrants ... Read more...

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Top Indo-Canadian MPs lost in Canadian elections


May 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 4 (IANS) Top Indo-Canadian MPs, including Ujjal Dosanjh, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi, Navdeep Bains and Sukh Dhaliwal, lost in Monday's parliamentary elections which returned the ruling Conservative ... Read more...

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Dosanjh, Dhalla lose as Canada’s ruling party gets majority


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 3 (IANS) Canada's ruling Conservative Party was returned to power with a majority in the parliamentary elections Monday night.The party, which missed the majority mark in 2006 ... Read more...

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Sikh woman MP accuses Canadian immigration minister of lying


April 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) An election contest here between two Punjabi candidates for the May 2 parliamentary polls has degenerated into a virtual mud-slinging match.And this so-called 'Punjab-style' campaigning by ... Read more...

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Canadian parliament may see more Indian-origin MPs


April 26th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 26 (IANS) With main three national parties putting up 23 Indo-Canadian candidates for the May 2 general election, the Canadian parliament may see more MPs of Indian-origin this ... Read more...

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One in eight people in UK foreign born


April 15th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): The Office for National Statistics in its latest report has said that almost one in eight people living in the UK is foreign born.The proportion of the ... Read more...

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30 illegal Pakistani immigrants held in Britain


April 15th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) At least 30 Pakistanis working illegally in Britain have been arrested in a series of operations across the country, the British High Commission here said Thursday.Around ... Read more...

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Britain’s vicars get tips to detect fake weddings


April 12th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Vicars in Britain will now get guides to tell them how to spot fake weddings, part of a crackdown on immigrants who undergo bogus ceremonies to ... Read more...

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British Muslims arrested in France burqa ban protest


April 11th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.11 (ANI): British Muslim radicals were among at least 61 people arrested in Paris for illegally protesting against the French Government's ban on the burqa.Anjem Chaudary, a British Muslim radical ... Read more...

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French police warned against arresting veiled Muslim women near mosques


April 5th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5(ANI): French Interior Minister Claude Guent has warned the country's police against arresting Muslim women covering up 'in or around' mosques.The strict instructions are contained in a nine-page circular issued ... Read more...

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Canadian politicians use India-Pakistan cricket clash to woo voters


March 31st, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 31 (IANS) The high-voltage India-Pakistan semi-final in the ICC World Cricket Cup Wednesday came in handy for Canadian politicians to woo South Asian voters in the campaign for ... Read more...

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UK MPs warn government over new student visa controls


March 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.18 (ANI): An all-party committee of British MPs has warned Immigration Minister Damian Green not to go ahead with changes in student visa control plans as it could severely damage the ... Read more...

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Wealthy foreigners and entrepreneurs offered fast track to settle in UK


March 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.16 (ANI): Wealthy foreigners and entrepreneurs will be offered a fast track route to settle in Britain as per new immigration rules.The "super investors" will be given the right to stay ... Read more...

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Canada to allow skilled immigrants without degrees


February 25th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) People who do not possess university degrees or have not cleared language proficiency tests but have the skills in required trades will now find seeking immigration to Canada ... Read more...

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UK to ease visa policy to provide more opportunities to Pakistanis


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): The British government has softened its visa policy for Pakistani citizens to provide more opportunities for them in the United Kingdom, Immigration Minister Damian Green has said."We want the ... Read more...

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Australia’s New South Wales has most racial tensions


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia's New South Wales state has most racial tensions while the state of Victoria recorded one of the lowest levels, a study released Wednesday said.The state reported the ... Read more...

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Pak not pursuing Musharraf’s extradition from UK: Rehman Malik


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that his ministry is not pursuing former President Pervez Musharraf's extradition from the United Kingdom."We are not pursuing the extradition of ... Read more...

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Indian students have highest transition rate to work in New Zealand


February 19th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Amandeep Kaur Wellington, Feb 19 (IANS) Students from India have the highest rate of transition to work in New Zealand after completing their studies, followed by their Chinese counterparts, a minister has ... Read more...

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Australia to unveil new Multiculturalism Policy to tackle racial discrimination


February 16th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb.16 (ANI): The Australian government has set up a new advisory body to champion multiculturalism, in the wake of growing religious extremism and incidents of racism in the country.Last year the ... Read more...

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Sikh community speaks out against Quebec kirpan ban


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Feb.10 (ANI): The World Sikh Organization has expressed its disappointment over a unanimous vote in the National Assembly to bar the kirpan from all legislative buildings.The Parti Québécois had tabled ... Read more...

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Oz at risk of developing parallel societies that buys livestock slaughtered “in the name of Allah”


February 9th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb 9 (ANI): Senior Liberal MPs in Canberra have warned that Australia faces risks of becoming a country of "ethnic enclaves" that unknowingly buys livestock slaughtered "in the name of Allah."Former ... Read more...

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Oz faces ethnic divide over unknowingly buying livestock slaughtered “in the name of Allah”


February 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb 9 (ANI): Senior Liberal MPs in Canberra have warned that Australia faces risks of becoming a country of "ethnic enclaves" that unknowingly buys livestock slaughtered "in the name of Allah."Former ... Read more...

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Sarkozy’s ‘Nazi themed’ immigration plan thrown out by French senate


February 5th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5(ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans for one of the toughest immigration laws in Europe has been thrown out by lawmakers, with one likening it to the Vichy regime in ... Read more...

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UK Immigration Minister vows to provide more jobs to British graduates


February 2nd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): The UK Immigration Minister Damian Green has pledged that British graduates would be given more jobs after it emerged that the arrival of thousands of non-European Union (EU) ... Read more...

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