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HUNGARY POLITICS: Petra Laszlo Who Kicked Migrants Gets Probation

HUNGARY POLITICS: Petra Laszlo Who Kicked Migrants Gets Probation

Hungarian reporter Petra Laszlo, who appeared in Szeged District Court by remote video, mounted a tearful defense and said she would appeal.

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FRANCE POLITICS: ‘France Needs Immigration Quotas’: Francois Fillon

FRANCE POLITICS: ‘France Needs Immigration Quotas’: Francois Fillon

“I want France to be able to decide every year the number of people it can accept on its territory,” Francois Fillon told RMC radio and BFM TV ahead of his trip to south-east France.

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ITALY POLITICS: Police To Take ‘Extraordinary Action’ To Deport Irregular Foreigners

ITALY POLITICS: Police To Take ‘Extraordinary Action’ To Deport Irregular Foreigners

Italy will seek to deport more migrants who have no right to be in the country and will open new detention centres to hold them before their expulsion, according to a written directive and a ministry source.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Angela Merkel Says Islamist Terrorism Biggest Test Facing Germany

GERMANY POLITICS: Angela Merkel Says Islamist Terrorism Biggest Test Facing Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a New Year’s address and vowed to introduce laws that improve security after a deadly attack before Christmas in Berlin.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Eyes Border, Migration As Leverage In Talks With Trump

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Eyes Border, Migration As Leverage In Talks With Trump

Mexico to defend free trade with United States by using border security and immigration policy to gain leverage in talks with U.S. President-elect Trump.

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GERMANY POLITICS: 55,000 Migrants Leaving Voluntarily in 2016

GERMANY POLITICS: 55,000 Migrants Leaving Voluntarily in 2016

Nearly 55,000 migrants who were not eligible for or were likely to be denied asylum left Germany voluntarily in 2016, up by 20,000 from the number who left of their own volition in 2015.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Here’s Why Manus Island Detention Camp Should Be Closed

PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Here’s Why Manus Island Detention Camp Should Be Closed

872 asylum seekers are held on Manus despite Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruling that their detention was illegal and ordering the camps to close.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Court To Dutton: Rethink Afghan Refugees Citizenship Refusals

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Court To Dutton: Rethink Afghan Refugees Citizenship Refusals

Justice Mordecai Bromberg said there was no explanation why applications by the men, referred to by the initials F and G, sat in a “complex cases” queue.

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UK POLITICS: Lidl Supermarket Lorry Smuggles Calais Migrants To UK From £3,000

UK POLITICS: Lidl Supermarket Lorry Smuggles Calais Migrants To UK From £3,000

An agent for the gang said: “For an Iranian it will not be less than £5,000, for Afghans it is £3,000. You will be in London 100%, this is how it works.”

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ALGERIA POLITICS: Algerian Authorities Deports West African Migrants To Niger

ALGERIA POLITICS: Algerian Authorities Deports West African Migrants To Niger

Algeria has often sent migrants back to Niger since 2014 as the number of people taking the dangerous route to Europe from West Africa has swelled.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Pledges No Schooling For Illegal Migrants

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Pledges No Schooling For Illegal Migrants

“We’re going to reserve our efforts and our national solidarity for the most humble, the most modest and the most poor among us,” Marine Le Pen said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Vows ‘Significant Improvements’ To Refugee System

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Vows ‘Significant Improvements’ To Refugee System

PM Justin Trudeau told refugee sponsors in Canada who are frustrated by lack of communication that the federal government must “make significant improvements” to a system.

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: Migrants Who Lie To Authorities Will Be Fined Or Jailed

AUSTRIA POLITICS: Migrants Who Lie To Authorities Will Be Fined Or Jailed

For example by pretending to be Syrian so their claims have a better chance of being accepted – with a fine of 5,000 euros ($5,373) or three weeks in jail.

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USA POLITICS: Unilaterally, Trump Can Implement Immigration Policies

USA POLITICS: Unilaterally, Trump Can Implement Immigration Policies

President-elect Donald Trump will be able to make many of his promised changes in immigration policy unilaterally.

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UK POLITICS: Johnson Says Brexit Means Taking Back Control Of Immigration

UK POLITICS: Johnson Says Brexit Means Taking Back Control Of Immigration

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Britain’s planned exit from the European Union was about taking back control of immigration.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan To EU: Turkey Could Open Migrant Gates

TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan To EU: Turkey Could Open Migrant Gates

“You clamored when 50,000 refugees came to Kapikule, and started wondering what would happen if the border gates were opened,” Erdogan said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US Officials Begin Assessing Asylum Seekers In Australia

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: US Officials Begin Assessing Asylum Seekers In Australia

Should Trump veto the deal, the detainees would be left with the choice of returning to their home countries or remaining in Nauru or Papua New Guinea.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Ministers Heated Debate Over Immigration

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Ministers Heated Debate Over Immigration

“We are looking for compromises but at the moment they are not there,” said Thomas De Maiziere of Germany, which last year took in about 900,000 migrants and refugees.

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UK POLITICS: Sadiq Khan To Anti-Trump Migrants: Flock To UK

UK POLITICS: Sadiq Khan To Anti-Trump Migrants: Flock To UK

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan brought up reports after Donald Trump’s shock win in presidential election, left-wing Americans have been looking into migrating.

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USA POLITICS: Here’s How Trump Can Halt California’s Illegal Migrant Magnet

USA POLITICS: Here’s How Trump Can Halt California’s Illegal Migrant Magnet

President Donald Trump will have the power to turn off California’s illegal alien magnet by enforcing existing federal law. Here’s how Trump can achieve it.

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