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Racism, Prejudice Against Ethnic Minorities - Hong Kong News Headline

Camy Lok Mei-ching, in her 50s, is married to 45-year-old Nigerian, Ezeakunne Sylvester, and has been leading a lonely battle against what she says is a clear-cut case of racial discrimination – part of a long-standing yet often neglected problem in Hong Kong.

“They say they fear a rise in crimes [if the centre is located there],” Lok says of her detractors. “It’s such a ridiculous excuse. Every time our association wants to do something, we are chased away like stray dogs.”Read More →

Abdul Aziz

When Abdul Aziz reached Australia’s Christmas Island aboard a smuggler’s boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed. “I believe no matter how long we spend on this island, we are not going to go to Australia,” Abdul Aziz said.Read More →

Donald Trump

“We have to try to keep it up front as much as we can, because it’s important,” Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., said of Democrats’ attempts to end family separations. “The whole world is watching on this one. It’s not just us.”Read More →

US Immigrants Soldiers

“It was my dream to serve in the military,” said reservist Lucas Calixto, a Brazilian immigrant who filed a lawsuit against the Army last week. “Since this country has been so good to me, I thought it was the least I could do to give back to my adopted country and serve in the United States military.”Read More →

Anne Frank

The family of Anne Frank, the world famous Jewish diarist who died in the Holocaust, attempted to immigrate to the United States and later also to Cuba, but their efforts were thwarted by America’s restrictive immigration policy and the outbreak of World War II. “I am forced to look out for emigration and as far as I can see USA is the only country we could go to,” Otto Frank wrote in English to a friend in the United States in 1941.Read More →

Carmen's daughter was one of the dozens of undocumented migrants arrested We can't live in peace anymore

President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy at the southern border has made global headlines. But thousands of miles away, workplace raids in small towns a long way from Mexico are also having a profound impact on these communities. “I don’t know what they’re going to do with us. We have no work, nowhere to go, no documents. We’re scared.” – Carmen.Read More →

H-1B Visa Rules - USA News on Immigration

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. H-1B visa holders explained myriad problems when spouses couldn’t work. “Very unfair to her, so going back to India,” one told the researchers. “My wife is frustrated that she is unable to further her career,” said another.Read More →

Donald Trump

Conservative jurists prevailed over liberals in Tuesday’s majority opinion from America’s highest court. The 5-4 ruling validated the third and most recent version of the ban, which applies to travelers from five mainly Muslim nations — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — and from North Korea, about 150 million people in total.Read More →

Donald Trump

The Trump administration has scaled back a key element of its zero-tolerance immigration policy amid a global uproar over the separation of more than 2,300 migrant families, halting the practice of turning over parents to prosecutors for charges of illegally entering the country. A mother from Guatemala wiped tears from her eyes as she told reporters in El Paso, Texas, about her 4-year-old son being taken away after they crossed the border.Read More →

Emmanuel Macron - France News Headline

“We can not have countries that benefit hugely from EU solidarity and claim national self-interest when it comes to the issue of migrants,” Emmanuel Macron said at a press conference in Paris alongside Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.Read More →