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16 Aegis Juris fratmen on immigration lookout

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Department of Justice Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order includes John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the death of law student Horacio Castillo III

VICTIM. Horacio Castillo III died due to injuries allegedly sustained during hazing initiation rites by Aegis Juris fraternity. Photo of Castillo from his Facebook page

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Top US congressional Democrats emerge from a meeting with President Donald Trump claiming progress on a deal that protects young immigrants and boosts border security while not including a border wall

WITH LAWMAKERS. US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Robin Padilla claims dragon tattoo is reason he couldn't leave the country

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The actor says he is not afraid should the Senate ask him to appear at a hearing

U.S. Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:14 AM

Justices accept the administration s emergency petition to stay a ruling by the San Francisco Appeals Cour that would have allowed thousands of refugees already in the pipeline to come to the United States despite the ban

Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Salary woes still hound Immigration workers. Where's the solution?

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Justice rely on the proposed amendments to the Immigration Law which is just set to undergo 2nd reading at the House of Representatives

IMMIGRATION OFFICERS. An Immigration Officer processes a queue of passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

Police arrest Harvard, Boston school professors at DACA protests

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:36 AM

University students faculty and staff march to protest the end of an amnesty program that protects about 800 000 young immigrants in the US

Protest rally at Harvard for DACA. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

Immigration reform divides America again

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:18 PM

US immigration levels are similar to those in 1890 with one change: Most immigrants are from Asia and Latin America not Europe

People look over the arrivals board at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4, February 4, 2017 in New York. Bryan R. Smith/AFP

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Sep 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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10,000 Filipinos face U.S. deportation as Trump ends amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Prepare for the worst Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after US President Donald Trump ended the DACA amnesty for young immigrants

OPPOSING TRUMP. Immigrants and supporters stage a rally and march in opposition to President Donald Trump's order to end DACA on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

Asylum detainees awarded $56-M in Australia class action

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Asylum seekers and refugees held in a remote Pacific camp are awarded Aus 70 million 56 million for being illegally detained and treated negligently

In this file photo, asylum seekers stand behind a fence in Oscar compound at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea, Friday, March 21, 2014. Eoin Blackwell/AAP/MINDS/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 6, 2017

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Mexico condemns Trump's decision to end immigrant amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:51 AM

Presidnet Enrique Pena Nieto: The Mexican government will urge US authorities to find a swift permanent solution that gives legal certainty to the young people of DACA

SUPPORTING DACA. 'Dreamers' protest against the cancellation of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program in front of US embassy in Mexico City on September 5, 2017.  Yuri Cortez/AFP

Q&A: What happens to 'Dreamers' after Trump revokes their residence rights?

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:30 AM

What s next for the Dreamers ?

KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER. Immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Hotel on September 5, 2017 in Washington DC. Paul J Richards/AFP

Trump holds the fate of 800,000 young immigrants in his hands

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:01 PM

The prospects of a badly divided Congress reaching a compromise in months on a subject that has eluded agreement for years – immigration – seem dim

Young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

Ex-immigration commissioners withdraw complaint vs Jack Lam

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Al Argosino and Michael Robles say the complaint turned out to be based on mistaken assumption or interpretation of facts and circumstances

IMMIGRATION SCANDAL. Gaming tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribing Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles. But the commissioners are now moving to withdraw their complaint. Photo from Jimei website

Trump to end protections for young immigrant 'Dreamers' – report

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Donald Trump has decided to end a popular program that shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation while deferring enforcement for 6 months Politico reports

SAVE DACA. Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attend a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA on August 30, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trudeau warns 'no short-cutting' in Canada's asylum process

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:05 AM

You will not be at an advantage if you choose to enter Canada irregularly You must follow the rules and there are many Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells migrants

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers process refugees who crossed the border illegally near Hemmingford, Quebec, August 5, 2017. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on August 4 promised that his government would redouble its efforts to handle the influx of migrants illegally entering the country from the United States to seek asylum. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins

U.S. to pause issuing non-immigrant visas in Russia – embassy

Aug 21, 2017 - 5:51 PM

The US embassy in Moscow will also cease issuing visas to citizens of Belarus – which does not have a US embassy – and they will now be redirected to Kiev Warsaw and Vilnius

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Aug 17, 2017 - 12:39 PM

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PH grants visas on arrival to Chinese nationals

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Those entitled to the privilege are members of tour groups of DOT accredited operators businessmen backed by business groups and government agencies athletes and delegates to conventions and exhibitions

Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:38 AM

At least 35 minors including a baby are among the flow of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea as they fled unrest or poverty in their countries

RESCUED. Would-be immigrants rest after being rescued in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar, in the port of Tarifa, on August 16, 2017. Jorge Guerrero/AFP

'Escalating crisis' as Pacific refugee camp closure looms – UN

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:14 PM

The death on Manus Island of a 28 year old Iranian refugee highlights the precarious situation for vulnerable people there the UN Refugee Agency says

Asylum seekers stand behind a fence in Oscar compound at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea, March 21, 2014.  Eoin Blackwell/AAP/MINDS via AFP

Southeast Asia MPs urge Malaysia to halt migrant crackdown

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Authorities started rounding up illegal workers after an official program to register undocumented foreigners ended on June 30

CRACKDOWN. In this picture taken late July 11, 2017, detained foreign workers board a truck following a raid by Malaysian immigration authorities at a construction site in Port Dickson. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

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Aug 04, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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Mayor Parojinog's brother on immigration lookout

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:13 PM

There is a strong possibility that the foregoing personality may attempt to place himself beyond the reach of the legal processes Aguirre says

LOOKOUT. Ricardo Parojinog is put on the immigration lookout as government continues to investigate members of the Parojinog clan for drug links. Photo from the Misamis Occidental Provincial Government website

Italy moves to end migrant crisis with naval mission, NGO crackdown

Aug 03, 2017 - 9:03 AM

The twin moves come as new figures revealed a surprise drop in July in the number of mainly African asylum seekers and economic migrants arriving at the country s southern ports

RESCUED. Members of the Aquarius rescue ship run by NGO SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) help a migrant from Libya to board the ship after his rescue, in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Trump backs stiff curbs on legal immigration

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:16 AM

Trump backs proposals that would reform the process of obtaining a US green card by introducing a points based system favoring skilled anglophone workers

NEW ARRIVAL. An international traveler leaves the Customs and Immigration area of Dulles International Airport (IAD) June 29, 2017, outside Washington, DC, in Dulles, Virginia. Paul J. Richards/AFP

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Jul 31, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Alleged drug lord Peter Lim on immigration lookout list

Jul 31, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The Department of Justice orders the Bureau of Immigration to monitor if Lim and 7 others linked to the drug trade will try to leave the Philippines

PETER LIM AT NBI. Alleged drug lord Peter Lim is escorted by security after he shows up at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila on July 21, 2016 to clear his name. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

British government rift over EU immigration

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:50 PM

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox clashes with finance minister Philip Hammond over free movement of labor once the UK leaves the EU

The skyline of the City of London is pictured on the horizon as people relax in Greenwich park in south-east London on June 26, 2016. Odd Andersen/AFP

Hamburg knife attack stokes refugee debate as German vote nears

Jul 28, 2017 - 11:19 PM

4th UPDATE The attack had been motivated by hate Mayor Olaf Scholz says although he stops short of declaring it a terrorist incident

KNIFE ATTACK. Police cordon off the area around a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg, where a man killed one person and wounded several others in a knife attack, on July 28, 2017. Photo by Markus Scholz / dpa / AFP

Driver charged as death toll climbs among Texas truck migrants

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:13 AM

US authorities file a criminal charge against the driver of an overheated truck found in Texas packed with migrants prosecutors say

The parking lot of a Walmart, where a truck trailer was found with 8 deceased immigrants early in the morning, is seen on July 23, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP

Malaysia deports Bangladeshi activist

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Adilur Rahman Khan is found to be listed among the individuals banned from entering Malaysia after arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport early Thursday Malaysia s immigration department says in a statement

ADILUR RAHMAN KHAN. Photo from Adilur Rahman Khan's Facebook page.

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

The court accepted a Hawaii federal judge s ruling last week that the Trump administration had too narrowly defined what constitutes close family relationships in its travel ban exemptions

JFK ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport, June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Coldplay salutes US immigrants in new video

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Miracles Someone Special is the second song to raise social issues from Coldplay s 5 track EP Kaleidoscope

Afghan girls to attend U.S. robotics clash after visa U-turn

Jul 13, 2017 - 2:39 PM

A team of Afghan girls who had been denied visas to attend a Washington robotics competition are now allowed to come organizers say

ARRIVALS. Travelers from the Middle East exit the International Arrivals section at Los Angeles International Airport on June 29, 2017. Frederick J Brown/AFP

Italy in migrant row with Austria as Europe arrivals top 100,000

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Italy summons Austria s ambassador after Vienna threatens to send troops to the border to stop migrants entering as the number crossing the Mediterranean topped 100 000 this year

BORDER SIGN. A picture taken in the village of Spielfeld, Austria, on February 20, 2017 shows a border crossing at the Austrian-Slovenian border. Rene Gomolj/AFP

Thailand backtracks on labor law after migrant workers flee

Jul 01, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The scramble is the latest chaos triggered by Thailand s efforts to regulate the millions of foreign workers who prop up its economy with jobs in factories fishing boats and other low paid work

Trump travel ban to take partial effect

Jun 29, 2017 - 1:29 PM

But implementation of the order after 5 months of legal challenges could be chaotic in part due to the meaning of a key term used in the court s ruling: bona fide

JFK ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport, June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. high court reinstates part of Trump travel ban

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:39 PM

UPDATED The decision is a win for Donald Trump who insists the ban is necessary for national security despite criticism that it singles out Muslims in violation of the US constitution

THE TRAVEL BAN. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

U.S. Supreme Court looks to travel ban ruling and a possible retirement

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The White House declines to comment on speculation that a pivotal US Supreme Court justice might announce his retirement

HIGH COURT. This file photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

Antetokounmpo brothers - from migrants to hoops ambassadors

Jun 25, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Giannis Antekokounmpo wants to help other young people in Greece and Africa as his way of giving back

BROTHERHOOD FOR A CAUSE. The parents of Giannis and Thannasis Antetokounmpo came from Nigeria to Greece looking for a better life. Now basketball players in their respective leagues, they thank their parents for lessons learned along the way. Photo by Eleftherios Elis/AFP

Britain bows to EU Brexit talks timetable

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:22 AM

In carefully choreographed talks EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit minister David Davis agree to discuss divorce issues before negotiations on a future trade deal can start

TALKS START. British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (R) and European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations with Britain, Michel Barnier leave after addressing a press conference at the end of the first day of Brexit negotiations at the European Commission in Brussels on June 19, 2017. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Britain, EU to start historic Brexit talks

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Britain already appears to have capitulated to the EU s insistence that talks first focus on 3 key divorce issues before moving onto the future EU UK relationship and a possible trade deal

BREXIT CHIEFS. A combination of file pictures created in London on June 15, 2017 shows (L-R) European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations, Michel Barnier and British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis. Ben Stanstall and Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Numbers tell staggering story of EU migrant crisis

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Where are these people coming from where are they going how many have died and how many will be allowed to stay?

ASHORE AT LAST. In this file photo, a migrant carrying his baby comes ashore along with other refugees and migrants arriving on the Greek Island of Lesbos on October 24, 2015 after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. Aris Messinis/AFP

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Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

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Trump ends policy protecting undocumented immigrant families

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly does not say whether the government has plans to replace DAPA or the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

DAPA. The Department of Homeland Security says it is rescinding the 2014 policy known as DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. Trump file photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP. Protesters file photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP.

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:48 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit keeps in place a lower court injunction on the ban arguing the president has overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality

WELCOME TO THE USA. This file photo taken on February 8, 2017 shows Yemenis who were among those stranded in Djibouti when US President Donald Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/File/AFP

New Zealand opposition plans to slash immigration

Jun 12, 2017 - 3:41 PM

New Zealand s main opposition party announces plans to almost halve immigration numbers if it wins a September election with the clampdown focused on international students

The flag of New Zealand (centre) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York. 14 July 2016, at the United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Facebook, social networks being used in human smuggling

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Europol s European Migrant Smuggling Center identified 1 150 social media accounts suspected of advertising smuggling services