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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Immigrants

This year
Over 64,000 people emigrated from Ireland in year to April 2023
Of the 64,000 people, 30,500 were Irish citizens, according to new figures from the CSO.
Debunked: A public killing and attempted abductions latest in baseless claims against migrants
Gardaí had no record of the a supposed public killing with a hatchet in Dublin City.
Debunked: No, 'immigrants’ are not suspects in a Finglas assault case
Gardaí say there’s “a significant volume of misinformation and disinformation” about the ongoing investigation.
All time
Eight migrants found on cargo ship in Waterford have been deported
The males were in good health when they were discovered yesterday.
Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out
Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.
New US rule aims to deny citizenship to migrants who get food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits
The White House said hopeful migrants won’t be granted resident visas if they’re likely to need public assistance.
Hundreds of undocumented migrants detained in US immigration raids
Some of the migrants will be released with electronic ankle monitors as they await a court hearing.
'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US
Undocumented Irish woman Ali is living in limbo in the US.
23 trafficking victims who came from abroad helped by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year
That’s according to the Council’s impact report for 2018, which has been published today.
350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives
The caravan first set off on Wednesday from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.
'Archaic' visa law in Ireland keeping people from their families this Christmas
Shashank Chakerwarti said changes introduced this year also interfere with business trips which are often planned last-minute.
'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre
The Irish Refugee Council said it hopes this show will contribute to the conversation taking place around the direct provision system.
Trump says 'tent cities' to be built for migrants as thousands of troops sent to Mexican border
‘We’re going to build tents all over the place,” the US President told Fox News.
FactCheck: Is Varadkar right to say immigrants are more likely to be working than Irish people?
The Taoiseach made the claim in the Dáil recently. But is it actually the case?
US government still holds 565 immigrant children
Rights groups challenged the separations and a federal judge in California ordered the families brought back together by 26 July.
Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'
The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.
Hours after doubling down on family separation policy, Trump backs party plans to end it
The US President has apparently backed Republican bills “100%”.
'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders
Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.
Melania Trump and Laura Bush hit out at separating of families at US border
For both, it was an unusual entry into a fierce political debate.
Explainer: Why Trump's new 'inhumane, cruel' policy is separating children from their parents
“The Statue of Liberty under the Trump policy is not carrying a torch, it’s carrying a pair of handcuffs,” one senator said.
What is the 'Windrush generation' and why did it lead to a major apology and a resignation?
Their plight has been in the news this week.
Pressure heaps on Theresa May after home secretary resigns over immigration scandal
Amber Rudd has been accused of falling on Theresa May’s sword.
Contract awarded for new immigration unit with detention cells at Dublin Airport
The OPW confirmed its plans for this dedicated unit after criticisms over the case of a Brazilian au pair who was held in prison overnight.
'National shame': UK government apologises after threats to deport people who had right to stay
Some among the Windrush generation who were granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK have faced deportation.
'They laugh at our dumb laws': Trump says deal for young immigrants is off the table
The US President said people were trying to take advantage of the Obama-era programme, which protects immigrants who arrive without documents as children.
'I'm very frightened': Stories from people who were denied entry at Ireland's border
New research found some people denied entry were held in prisons for a number of days before being sent back to their country of origin.
Female Indian doctor attacked and Nigerian UCD student lost eye: Ireland's unwelcoming 1960s
Evidence of racism is taken less seriously now than during the early 1960s, writes Bryan Fanning.
First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests
This week, UK scientists confirmed that the first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes.
Sean Spicer says 'there's a difference' between Irish and Mexican immigrants coming to US
The former White House press secretary also said his Catholic beliefs helped him to forgive Donald Trump’s ‘pussy’ comments.
Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry
Problems associated with illegal work include poor working conditions and risks to fundamental worker’s rights, a new report has found.
This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US
John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
Trump cancels Obama policy that allowed illegal immigrant parents stay in America
The policy aimed to keep families together.
Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack
The government wants the new measures to take effect on 1 March next year.
Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa
Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.
Trump administration rewrites the rules with sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants
Now, illegal immigrants who are suspected of a crime will be a top priority for deportation.
Trump administration denies plan to use National Guard to round up illegal immigrants
The White House has denied the reports.
'I remember a Paddy's Day visit by Haughey when four Irish were put on a London-bound flight in handcuffs'
It took Trump’s sledgehammer assault on travel and the right of refugees to seek shelter for us to take notice, writes Ray O’Hanlon.
Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall
Much of the land needed to build the wall is privately owned, implying lengthy legal proceedings and political blowback.
FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration
The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.
Julien Mercille: 'Trump is simply continuing policies pursued by Democrats'
Donald Trump’s mass deportation plan and wall building is very similar to Barack Obama’s and the Clinton’s, writes Julien Mercille.