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CANADA POLITICS: Passport Program Modernization Initiative $75m Over Budget and Behind Schedule

CANADA POLITICS: Passport Program Modernization Initiative $75m Over Budget and Behind Schedule

The passport mess joins the botched Phoenix payroll system, the struggling email transformation initiative and the Canada.ca project as IT schemes inherited by the Liberal government that have bogged down in delays and cost over-runs.

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CANADA POLITICS: Hundreds of Migrants Deported to War-Torn Countries: Government Data

CANADA POLITICS: Hundreds of Migrants Deported to War-Torn Countries: Government Data

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has maintained consistency on the issue of asylum-seekers.

“Canada welcomes immigrants… that said, there are laws and processes in place for people seeking asylum and our government is sending a clear message,” the spokesman said last month.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Officially Scraps DACA

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Officially Scraps DACA

Obama bypassed Congress and created DACA through an executive order. Trump appeared determined to pressure U.S. lawmakers to act.

“Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!” the president wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning before the policy announcement was made.

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USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan to Trump: Preserve the ‘Dreamers’ Immigration Policy

USA POLITICS: Paul Ryan to Trump: Preserve the ‘Dreamers’ Immigration Policy

“I actually don’t think he should do that, and I believe that this is something Congress has to fix,” House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview with WCLO radio in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Federal Government to Launch Welfare Crackdown on Asylum Seekers

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Federal Government to Launch Welfare Crackdown on Asylum Seekers

Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said the crackdown was in line with the Government’s stance on immigration.

“We’ve got a very firm principle that anybody who arrives by boat will not be granted access and permanent residency in Australia” he told Sky.

“They came to Australia for a reason, that reason has now been accomplished and now they need to return.”
Government ‘making these people destitute’

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

“I’m working on the assumption that this issue is going to be dealt with in this parliament,” Peter Dutton said in proposing a postal vote.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Police Use Pepper Spray at Anti-Immigration Rally

“Police were forced to deploy capsicum spray when a small number of protestors attempted to breach a police line, with one person given aftercare as a result of the capsicum spray,” a spokeswoman said.

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USA POLITICS: Despite Trump Vow to End Catch and Release, He is Still Freeing Migrants

USA POLITICS: Despite Trump Vow to End Catch and Release, He is Still Freeing Migrants

Since Trump took office, immigrants awaiting court proceedings while living freely in the United States has grown by nearly 30,000, rising by an average of about 7,500 per month, according to the ICE data.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

“Stop Islamic Immigration before Australia hits 5 per cent like England,” Senator Pauline Hanson’s tweeted graphic says.

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

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

“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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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Controversial Anzac Day Post Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Controversial Anzac Day Post Takes Center Stage

Julie Bishop will “carefully consider” conservative backbencher Eric Abetz’s demands for Yassmin Abdel-Magied to be dismissed from government advisory board following her controversial Anzac Day post.

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

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

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

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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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

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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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Mulls Surge in Asylum-Seekers From U.S.

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Mulls Surge in Asylum-Seekers From U.S.

“It’s important for them (the Americans) to understand the impact of this flow on Canada,” said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Seeks U.S. Immigration Clarity

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Seeks U.S. Immigration Clarity

Nigeria has advised its citizens against any non-urgent travel to the United States until Washington clarifies its immigration policy, after several incidents in which people with valid visas were denied entry, a presidential aide said

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CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

“You can’t contain poverty, catastrophes and migrants with walls, but with cooperation, understanding and peace,” Cuban President Raul Castro said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Speech in Congress: Less Combative, Less Thin-Skinned, More Inclusive

USA POLITICS: Trump Speech in Congress: Less Combative, Less Thin-Skinned, More Inclusive

“This is our vision. This is our mission,” U.S. President Donald Trump said. “But we can only get there together.”

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USA POLITICS: ‘The Time For Trivial Fights is Behind Us’: Trump Speech in Congress

USA POLITICS: ‘The Time For Trivial Fights is Behind Us’: Trump Speech in Congress

Democratic Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware called Trump’s speech one of “the most coherent public addresses he’s given in a month.”

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USA POLITICS: George W. Bush Backs ‘Welcoming’ US Immigration Policy, Free Media

USA POLITICS: George W. Bush Backs ‘Welcoming’ US Immigration Policy, Free Media

Former Republican U.S. president George W. Bush diverged sharply from Donald Trump’s new administration on Monday, saying he supported a welcoming immigration policy and praising the media as “indispensable to democracy.”

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