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Iceland Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour invites immigrants to participate in policy discussion

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Iceland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour invited immigrants on Monday to participate in a discussion on policy of immigrant matters. The meeting will take place in Reykjavik and aims to provide immigrants with an opportunity to “better integrate and actively participate in society.”

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131 escape Malaysia immigration detention center leading to one casualty

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Ruslin Jusoh, Director-General of Malaysia’s Immigration Department, announced Thursday that 131 primarily Rohingya men from Myanmar escaped from the Bidor Immigration Detention Center in Perak, Malaysia, with one being killed.

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France passes law aimed at ‘controlling’ immigration

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The French Parliament passed a new immigration law Tuesday aimed at controlling immigration and improving integration. Titled “ Bill to Control Immigration and Enhance Integration ,” the legislation encompasses various provisions addressing key aspects of immigration management.

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HRW: France draft immigration law threatens human rights

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned in a report Monday that a French immigration bill under consideration threatens to curtail human rights. The bill also seeks to simplify the administrative aspect of immigration by increasing efficiency and reducing the number of procedures available to those engaging in immigration litigation.

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Canada announces new immigration pathway for those affected by Sudan conflict

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Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marc Miller, announced a family-based humanitarian pathway on Thursday that enables Sudanese and non-Sudanese nationals to reunite with their family in Canada permanently. Miller expressed deep concerns regarding the ongoing conflicts and humanitarian situations in Sudan.

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US federal appeals court rules against trailer park immigration policy in Fair Housing Act case

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A federal district court granted summary judgment in favor of the company, finding that the policy was reasonably necessary for the company to avoid criminal liability under federal statute 8 USC § 1324, which prohibits the harboring of undocumented immigrants. The court found that the policy had a disproportionate impact on Latino residents.

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Washington State Supreme Court rules immigration detainees entitled to minimum wage

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The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that civil immigration detainees employed in private facilities must be treated as legal employees and are thus entitled to the minimum wage stipulated by the state. The post Washington State Supreme Court rules immigration detainees entitled to minimum wage appeared first on JURIST - News.