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JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic 0

Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed communiqué with Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina, which sets out a raft of agreements between both countries.

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USA POLITICS: 700,000 Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas in 2016: DHS Report

USA POLITICS: 700,000 Foreigners Overstayed Their Visas in 2016: DHS Report 0

This report shows “we have a problem with visa overstays in United States. The integrity of our immigration system is at stake,” DHS official said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton to ‘Fake Refugees’: Game Up!

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton to ‘Fake Refugees’: Game Up! 0

“This is a very serious situation and it’s costing Australian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year,” Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said.

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USA POLITICS: Judge William Orrick III Blocks Trump Order to Restrict Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

USA POLITICS: Judge William Orrick III Blocks Trump Order to Restrict Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’ 0

Reince Priebus: “The idea that an agency can’t put in reasonable restrictions on how some of these monies are spent is something that will be overturned.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Says Australian Values Underpin New Citizenship Requirements

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Says Australian Values Underpin New Citizenship Requirements 0

“There is no more important title in our democracy than Australian citizen,” prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says in Canberra.

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CANADA POLITICS: Woman Smuggling Asylum-Seekers From US Charged By Police

CANADA POLITICS: Woman Smuggling Asylum-Seekers From US Charged By Police 0

Royal Canadian Mounted Police they intercepted a 43-year-old woman driving nine people across the U.S. border into the prairie province of Saskatchewan.

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COSTA RICA POLITICS: Cubans Deportation Takes Center Stage

COSTA RICA POLITICS: Cubans Deportation Takes Center Stage 0

Luis Guillermo Solis is looking to reactive the deportation of Cubans who, in their eagerness to reach the United States, entered Costa Rica illegally.

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POLAND POLITICS: Poland Wants Option to Detain Migrants in Camps: Minister

POLAND POLITICS: Poland Wants Option to Detain Migrants in Camps: Minister 0

Poland, Hungary and other central European EU member states are opposed to an European Commission plan to distribute migrants from Africa and the Middle East across the bloc.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Schaeuble to Muslims: Accept European Values or Go Elsewhere

GERMANY POLITICS: Schaeuble to Muslims: Accept European Values or Go Elsewhere 0

“There are better places in the world to live under Islamic law than Europe,” Wolfgang Schaeuble, the German Finance Minister has said.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Repatriation of Afghan Refugees Resumes

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Repatriation of Afghan Refugees Resumes 0

Human Rights Watch has accused the U.N. of allowing Pakistan to forcibly evict Afghan refugees in violation of international law. Rights activists say they expect little change this year in either Pakistani policies or the inability of the Afghan government and aid groups to support the tide.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Refugees in Europe Facing Police Brutality

EUROPE POLITICS: Refugees in Europe Facing Police Brutality 0

“I could not imagine that European police could be so violent,” said Najim Khan, a 21-year-old asylum-seeker from Pakistan in the Serbian capital Belgrade.

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CANADA POLITICS: Why Somalian Refugees Are Seeking Refuge in Canada

CANADA POLITICS: Why Somalian Refugees Are Seeking Refuge in Canada 0

Somalis are fleeing Somalia to seek refuge in Canada making risky trek from U.S. to Canadian border to flee President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban and immigration crackdown.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday

USA POLITICS: Trump Supporter: My Husband is Being Deported Friday 0

Beristain was detained during his routine voluntary check-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Indianapolis in February.

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UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East 0

Sources claimed terror concerns would lead to the UK taking the dramatic step on routes from as many as eight countries: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries 0

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’ 0

The rule by Trump’s administration, would stop passengers bringing laptops, iPads and cameras in carry-on luggage and will affect at least nine airlines.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported: Poll 0

Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released

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AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas

AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas 0

Mary Flowers: “We experience it over and over and over, and the people being rejected are legitimate business people with ties to the continent.”

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USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations 0

Targeted cities: New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona.

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TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’

TURKEY POLITICS: Turkey Threatens to Send Europe ‘15,000 Refugees a Month’ 0

“If you want, we could open way for 15,000 refugees that we don’t send each month and blow the mind” of Europe, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

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