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#Immigrants

# immigrants - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Whatever will we do about all those job-taking immigrants?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Whatever will we do about all those job-taking immigrants?

Jun 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 56 Views 68 Comments

Isn’t it odd that, at the same time as we’re begging for amnesty for illegal immigrants in another country, we posses near Arizona Tea Party Republican levels of antipathy towards certain segments of our immigrant body at home, writes Aaron McKenna.

# immigrants - Monday 27 May, 2013

Swedish riots 'should serve as a wake-up call' for Ireland
# Riots
# Riots

Swedish riots 'should serve as a wake-up call' for Ireland

May 27th 2013, 12:10 PM 23,486 Views 241 Comments

The Integration Centre said that many of the same issues in Sweden exist here and that policymakers must act to address this.

# immigrants - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Parents patrolling streets help deter Stockholm rioters
# Sweden
# Sweden

Parents patrolling streets help deter Stockholm rioters

May 25th 2013, 1:35 PM 9,552 Views 32 Comments

Since the 1980s, Nightwalkers have made their presence known to young people gathering in the streets.

# immigrants - Friday 24 May, 2013

Schools torched in fifth night of Sweden riots over 'police brutality'
# Sweden
# Sweden

Schools torched in fifth night of Sweden riots over 'police brutality'

May 24th 2013, 8:35 AM 14,034 Views 149 Comments

The troubles are believed to have been triggered by the fatal police shooting of a 69-year-old man last week.

# immigrants - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Immigration law would end 'hardship and uncertainty' for undocumented Irish
# Immigration
# Immigration

Immigration law would end 'hardship and uncertainty' for undocumented Irish

Apr 17th 2013, 6:05 PM 9,154 Views 39 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the publication of a draft law to radically reform the US immigration system.

# immigrants - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Six in 10 Americans support citizenship path for illegals
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Six in 10 Americans support citizenship path for illegals

Mar 21st 2013, 7:26 PM 5,263 Views 35 Comments

Almost two-thirds of Americans favour a path to citizenship, with conditions, for undocumented immigrants.

# immigrants - Friday 1 March, 2013

New figures on foreign nationals 'debunk migrant welfare myth'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New figures on foreign nationals 'debunk migrant welfare myth'

Mar 1st 2013, 3:41 PM 14,752 Views 78 Comments

The CSO report said that the decline in employment activity for foreign nationals has not resulted in a corresponding increase in social welfare activity.

# immigrants - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions

Feb 26th 2013, 6:01 PM 3,814 Views 9 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said this shows a “clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.

# immigrants - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Gilmore rings US Senators as pressure grows for deal on Irish illegals
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Gilmore rings US Senators as pressure grows for deal on Irish illegals

Feb 24th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,906 Views 35 Comments

The Tánaiste said the Government plans to use St Patrick’s Day to push for a deal on undocumented Irish workers in the US.

# immigrants - Monday 18 February, 2013

White House defends leaked plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants
# Immigration
# Immigration

White House defends leaked plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants

Feb 18th 2013, 9:04 AM 70,000 Views 17 Comments

During his State of the Union address last week, Obama urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the next few months.

# immigrants - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Online petition launched to reunite thousands of immigrants separated by red tape
# Immigration
# Immigration

Online petition launched to reunite thousands of immigrants separated by red tape

Feb 17th 2013, 1:39 PM 18,376 Views 65 Comments

Family reunification is recognised in some countries as a reason for immigration because of the presence of a family member in a country.

# immigrants - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Prospects of undocumented Irish in US boosted by Obama speech, says Tánaiste
# Undocumented Irish
# Undocumented Irish

Prospects of undocumented Irish in US boosted by Obama speech, says Tánaiste

Jan 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,889 Views 54 Comments

The position of undocumented Irish in the US is an important priority of the Government, and an ongoing dialogue with the US Administration and Congress is being pursued, says Eamon Gilmore.

# immigrants - Monday 21 January, 2013

New short film to highlight poor working conditions of migrants
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

New short film to highlight poor working conditions of migrants

Jan 21st 2013, 1:06 PM 6,643 Views 59 Comments

The video features interviews with workers, economists and trade unionists about their experiences and the vulnerability of migrant workers in a recession.

# immigrants - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Immigrants "do not fare as well as Irish nationals" in labour market
# Immigration
# Immigration

Immigrants "do not fare as well as Irish nationals" in labour market

Jan 16th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,338 Views 64 Comments

A new study shows that Black Africans report the highest rates of discrimination in the workplace and when looking for work.

# immigrants - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Citizenship is top issue on Immigrant Council helpline
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Citizenship is top issue on Immigrant Council helpline

Jan 6th 2013, 2:17 PM 6,545 Views 59 Comments

The council is calling for a reform of the application system for people who wish to become Irish citizens.

# immigrants - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Immigrants should have right to vote, say half of TDs surveyed
# Immigration
# Immigration

Immigrants should have right to vote, say half of TDs surveyed

Nov 6th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,259 Views 65 Comments

There was also an increase in TDs who said that racial incidents are more prevalent since the economic downturn than when asked last year.

# immigrants - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

More immigrants buying homes in Ireland than ever before
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

More immigrants buying homes in Ireland than ever before

Sep 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 9,519 Views 69 Comments

Around 7 per cent of immigrants in Ireland now has a mortgage, compared to around 14 per cent of Irish-born people.

# immigrants - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Opinion: Ireland is sleepwalking itself into a colossal mess over integration
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is sleepwalking itself into a colossal mess over integration

May 1st 2012, 7:30 AM 384 Views 135 Comments

Almost one in five of the population was born in another country, but how often do you see a teacher, Garda or TD from another country, asks Killian Forde.

# immigrants - Friday 16 March, 2012

Undocumented in Ireland will celebrate St Patrick's Day 'in the shadows'
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Undocumented in Ireland will celebrate St Patrick's Day 'in the shadows'

Mar 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,193 Views 55 Comments

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is using this weekend’s celebrations to highlight the plight of what it says is an estimated 30,000 undocumented people in Ireland.

# immigrants - Monday 12 March, 2012

Sarkozy threatens French pullout of visa-free zone
# France
# France

Sarkozy threatens French pullout of visa-free zone

Mar 12th 2012, 9:41 AM 2,563 Views 18 Comments

Sarkozy has threatened to pull France out of the EU’s coveted visa-free Schengen zone unless the bloc makes progress on protecting borders from illegal immigration.

# immigrants - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Sarkozy: France has too many foreigners
# L'immigration
# L'immigration

Sarkozy: France has too many foreigners

Mar 7th 2012, 10:27 AM 3,098 Views 67 Comments

The French president, who is currently trailing in the opinion polls for next month’s election, said France needs to cut its number of immigrants and introduce tougher controls.

# immigrants - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

TD calls for action after survey reveals prevalence of racism
# Immigration
# Immigration

TD calls for action after survey reveals prevalence of racism

Feb 1st 2012, 9:26 PM 3,456 Views 32 Comments

Six in ten TDs encountered racism on the campaign trail – while one-third said speaking up for immigrants would cost them support.

# immigrants - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Racism in Ireland 'has grown during recession'
# Racism
# Racism

Racism in Ireland 'has grown during recession'

Dec 18th 2011, 3:55 PM 8,258 Views 186 Comments

Attitudes towards people from other countries are becoming more negative, the Immigrant Council of Ireland said.

# immigrants - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Hundreds of undocumented migrants stage candlelit march to Dáil
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Hundreds of undocumented migrants stage candlelit march to Dáil

Dec 17th 2011, 6:50 PM 6,652 Views 162 Comments

The campaigners called on the Government to give them the opportunity to win legal status in Ireland.

# immigrants - Friday 25 November, 2011

Immigrants in Ireland are 'under siege', say black community leaders
# Racism
# Racism

Immigrants in Ireland are 'under siege', say black community leaders

Nov 25th 2011, 10:16 PM 17,320 Views 234 Comments

Community leaders said that there is evidence of widespread attacks against immigrants in Ireland.

# immigrants - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Huge rise in residency enquiries from migrant parents with Irish citizen children
# Migrants
# Migrants

Huge rise in residency enquiries from migrant parents with Irish citizen children

Aug 2nd 2011, 10:06 PM 1,798 Views 0 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has released details of calls to its helpline for the first six months of the year.

# immigrants - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Thousands of would-be US immigrants disappointed after botched lottery is rerun
# Visa Fail
# Visa Fail

Thousands of would-be US immigrants disappointed after botched lottery is rerun

Jul 16th 2011, 2:17 PM 299 Views 0 Comments

Some 22,000 foreigners who were chasing the American dream and thought they’d won a coveted green card in May were left disappointed.

# immigrants - Friday 17 June, 2011

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants
# Libya
# Libya

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants

Jun 17th 2011, 6:13 PM 169 Views 1 Comment

Italy says it is bearing the brunt of the influx of refugees fleeing violence in North Africa.

# immigrants - Friday 10 June, 2011

Alabama makes it a crime to give an illegal immigrant a lift
# Alabama
# Alabama

Alabama makes it a crime to give an illegal immigrant a lift

Jun 10th 2011, 1:23 PM 597 Views 8 Comments

A new immigration law, described as the toughest in the US, will also require state schools to check student’ status.

# immigrants - Friday 13 May, 2011

Would-be US immigrants left disappointed by glitch that invalidates visa lottery results
# Visa Lottery
# Visa Lottery

Would-be US immigrants left disappointed by glitch that invalidates visa lottery results

May 13th 2011, 8:31 PM 2,057 Views 0 Comments

The US state department blamed a technical glitch and said the lottery will have to take place again, disappointing thousands who thought they’d won a chance at a much-coveted entry into the United States.

# immigrants - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants
Live Apr 19th 2011, 8:03 AM

France and Germany spar with Italy over Tunisian immigrants

# immigrants - Thursday 2 December, 2010

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute
# Waste
# Waste

€20m fingerprint machine spends 4 years idle because of union dispute

Dec 2nd 2010, 7:01 AM 735 Views 0 Comments

Civil servants refuse to operate machine which was intended to tackle immigrant benefit fraud without increase in pay.