Trump US immigration ban triggers global backlash

Trump US immigration ban triggers global backlash

US President Donald Trump faced a growing international backlash Monday as foreign nations, including key US allies, and chiefs of industry denounced his immigration order. Taking a swipe at diplomats who signed a letter protesting the ban, White House spokesmen Sean Spicer said the document was “blown way out of proportion and exaggerated,” adding, “I […]

Growing global backlash against Trump’s immigration ban

Growing global backlash against Trump’s immigration ban

A global backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration curbs gathered pace on Sunday as several countries including long-standing American allies criticised the measures as discriminatory and divisive. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta and Tehran spoke out against Trump’s order to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and […]

Trump to announce immigration, visa restrictions: reports

Trump to announce immigration, visa restrictions: reports

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders starting Wednesday restricting refugees, visas and immigration, making good on his signature campaign pledges, US media reported. Trump is due to speak Wednesday to employees at the Department of Homeland Security — which handles immigration — and sign orders there on refugees and national security, according to The […]

French presidential candidate Fillon promises crackdown on immigration

French presidential candidate Fillon promises crackdown on immigration

France’s presidential election frontrunner Francois Fillon vowed on Wednesday to take back control of immigration including by imposing quotas on non-European Union nationals as he looks to win votes from the far-right National Front party. Immigration and security are key issues in the campaign for this year’s vote with the leader of the National Front, […]

Merkel launches re-election campaign with firm stance on immigration

Merkel launches re-election campaign with firm stance on immigration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched her re-election bid on Tuesday by lashing out at populists trying to exploit fears over the recent influx of refugees, while also taking a tough stance on integration, including a ban on full-face veils. Merkel outlined her strategy at an annual gathering of her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, […]

Australia bows to pressure to close offshore immigration camp

Australia bows to pressure to close offshore immigration camp

Australia agreed Wednesday to close a camp for asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea, one of two controversial Pacific island centres attracting growing criticism, but said none of the hundreds of men there now would be resettled on its soil. Canberra’s policy of sending asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to outposts on Papua New Guinea and […]

Labour must start talking about immigration in the EU debate warns top union boss

Labour must start talking about immigration in the EU debate warns top union boss

GMB General Secretary Tim Roache, made a passionate call for Jeremy Corbyn’s party to “confront the real issues” in working voters’ minds. Labour must start talking about immigration to fight Brexiters on their own terms, a top union boss warns today. GMB General Secretary Tim Roache, made a passionate call for Jeremy Corbyn ‘s party […]