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THE Dutch government plans to equip 125 police officers with mobile devices that can scan detainees' fingerprints to check whether they are illegal immigrants.
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Home Secretary Theresa May said the UN Refugee Convention is as important today as it was when it was signed 60 years ago.
Italy passed Greece as the main point of entry into the European Union for illegal immigrants in the first quarter of the year, EU border agency Frontex said yesterday, as unrest across North Africa prompted people to flee.
Home Secretary Theresa May claimed "practical co-operation" rather than "burden-sharing" with officials in France is the way to stop tens of thousands of migrants fleeing the turmoil in North Africa from flooding Britain.
AUSTRALIA and Malaysia's agreement to swap asylum seekers for refugees jeopardised asylum seekers' rights and was part of a racist and inhumane Australian policy, a United Nations human rights official has said.
ED Miliband yesterday said his party was "too relaxed" in government about the impact of cheap migrant labour pushing down wages in the economy.
A decision to let former X Factor hopeful Gamu Nhengu and her family remain in the UK is to be challenged by the Home Office.
A DECISION to let former X Factor hopeful Gamu Nhengu and her family remain in the UK is to be challenged by the Home Office.
A BOATLOAD of 32 asylum seekers found in Australian waters will be the first to be transferred to other south-east Asian countries, including Malaysia and Papua New Guinea, in a controversial bid to deter future refugees.
Divisions among European Union nations on how to deal with illegal immigrants and crime deepened yesterday, with some members deriding plans by others to reinstate internal border controls.
Denmark has joined an increasing number of European countries seeking tighter border controls, saying it will install permanent stations along its frontiers to curb crime and illegal immigration.
More than 1,000 migrants from outside the EU were granted permission to work in the UK in the first month of the government's immigration cap, figures show.
ITALY and France cast aside a bitter disagreement over immigration yesterday, agreeing to seek a revision of the Schengen border treaty that permits passport-free travel through Europe.
WHILE the number of refugees arriving from North Africa to Europe is clearly a problem for EU members such as Italy, France and even Germany - the greatest numbers of such people are actually to be found in the countries neighbouring the most troubled states.
A SCOTTISH university has been suspended from sponsoring foreign students after concerns were raised that the student visa system was being abused.
THE Prime Minister's rhetoric on cutting immigration risks "inflaming" extremism, Vince Cable said yesterday, as tensions surfaced over the government's plans to reduce the numbers of migrants coming to the UK.
AN INTERNATIONAL dispute over a surge of Tunisian immigrants has escalated after the French foreign minister told Italy to send the migrants home instead of allowing them to travel to neighbouring nations.