What will change for migrants under Italy’s new immigration and security decree?

DATE: 08-Nov-2018 Reported By: Emma Wallis

As the decree passed the Senate, Italy's upper house, Matteo Salvini tweeted it was an "historic day." The decree still needs to pass the lower house by the end of November before it is enshrined in law. At the moment, that looks likely, so what will change for migrants if it is pas...

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Migrants claim recruiters lured them into forced labour at top Qatar hotel

DATE: 08-Nov-2018 Reported By: The Guardian

The Guardian has found evidence that hotel staff in the world’s richest country are paid below the minimum wage for enduring long shifts in intense heat

 A gardener, not quoted in this article, at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel in Qatar.
 Migrant workers at the Marsa M...

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Trump keeps spotlight on immigration, but punts on asylum changes

DATE: 01-Nov-2018 Reported By: Jordan Fabian

President Trump on Thursday sought to keep the spotlight on his hard-line immigration policies, saying he is "finalizing a plan" to deny asylum claims from people who enter the country illegally.
The White House had signaled the president would be announcing the legally...

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Will Gulf migrant labour votes make difference in TS poll?

DATE: 31-Oct-2018 Reported By: Prajathantram

HYDERABAD/JAGTIAL: Gulf migrant labour votes are going to make a difference in Telangana polls? `Yes' according to a survey done recently. With the election date nearing, the political party leaders are going extra mile to get votes. Besides local voters, the vote bank of migrant labour also ...

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MP urges govt to tax expats for the ‘air they breathe’

DATE: 31-Oct-2018 Reported By: Kuwait Times

Panel votes to keep membership of jailed MPs
KUWAIT: Just back from an International Parliamentary Conference where she was elected as a deputy committee chairman, MP Safa Al-Hashem didn’t waste much time in calling again for taxing expatriates for the air they breathe in the country. ...

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Qatar Finally Enforces Exit Visa Reform, Workers Can Now Leave Without Permission from Bosses

DATE: 28-Oct-2018 Reported By: News 18

Under the new law, all but five percent of a company's workforce can leave without prior permission from employers.
Doha: Long-awaited reform of Qatar's controversial exit visa system, which requires foreign workers to obtain their bosses' permission to leave the country, came in...

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How a Kerala district is helping stem school dropout rate among migrant children

DATE: 28-Oct-2018 Reported By: Vishnu Varma

The district administration of Ernakulam has launched a programme titled ‘Roshni’ through which kids of migrant workers are given language proficiency skills, especially in Malayalam,so that they can follow what’s being taught in regular classes.
A few minutes past eight on...

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Sushma Swaraj to visit Qatar amid Saudi-led blockade

DATE: 27-Oct-2018 Reported By: Shubhajit Roy

Swaraj’s visit assumes significance since Qatar has been an important and reliable partner in India’s energy security requirements, and has consistently been the largest supplier of LNG for past several years.
At a time when Saudi Arabia is facing international criticism over jou...

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Migrant caravan: Trump officials may seal the border, deny asylum applications at Mexico border to block entry

DATE: 25-Oct-2018 Reported By: David Jackson

With thousands of asylum-seeking migrants making their way toward the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration is looking at options to restrict or block outright their ability to enter the country.

Officials said everything is on the table with respect to sealing the border, including ...

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Fewer caravan migrants marching to US-Mexico border, says Mexican government

DATE: 24-Oct-2018 Reported By: David Agren

HUIXTLA, Mexico – The Central American migrants moving their way through Mexico as part of a controversial caravan is forging ahead in its long journey to the U.S.-Mexico border — albeit with fewer people.

The Mexican government reported late Tuesday that the number of caravan m...

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