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United States President Donald Trump's administration has unveiled a new rule that could deny visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people who fail to meet income standards or receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare.

The White House said on Monday that migrants will be blocked from entering the country if they are likely to need public assistance and those already in the US will not be able to obtain green cards or citizenship.

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The Italian government on Monday won a confidence vote in the Senate on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right League party.

The government of the League and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has been riven by internal strife in recent weeks but won the vote by 160 to 57. It would have had to resign had it lost the motion.

The decree drawn up by Salvini, who also serves as deputy...

New reports place the EU border agency Frontex at scenes of brutality against migrants. The border guards of Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary have been found to be especially brutal.

German and British media published reports on Monday that place the European Union border agency Frontex at the scene of illegal activities by national border guards that may have constituted human rights violations.

According to research by the Returns Network, not only have Frontex guards tolerated...

An Italian coast guard vessel carrying some 130 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean has finally been allowed to dock in Sicily, but its passengers will not be allowed to leave the ship until Brussels decides on which countries will take them in, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Sunday.

The EU had to give a clear response "because the migration issue concerns the whole continent," Toninelli said in a statement.

His words echo those of hard-line anti-immigration...

A hardline far-right network reportedly planned to target political opponents on a nationwide scale. The same group earlier flagged thousands of “pro-refugee” people as targets for potential attacks on “Day X.”

‘Nordkreuz’ (Northern Cross, in English), the far-right group busted in a series of raids by German police, seems to be more sophisticated than had previously been thought, Die Weltreports. Their “kill list,” found on storage devices seized during police searches in 2017 and...

After the death of an unborn baby of a female asylum seeker from Armenia in Berlin, criminal charges have been pressed for neglected support against two employees of the security service at a center in Lichtenberg, Berlin.

The woman, together with her husband, had been hosted at the center for two months. She was nine months pregnant when on June 22, she suffered from strong pain and bleeding. Her husband asked the two employees of the security service to call an ambulance, which they...

The EU's migration policy ignores problems faced by countries most affected by asylum seekers across the Mediterranean, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini complained on Sunday.

Mr Salvini, also Italian Deputy Prime Minister, criticised the central roles played by France and Germany in setting migration policy for the EU.

“Enough of making choices only in Paris and Berlin,” he wrote in a Facebook on Sunday, accompanied by a letter sent to French Interior Minister...

A US Border Patrol agent from Clint, Texas is accused of using Facebook to harass the mother of a 12-year-old migrant child who was in custody, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

According to the report, "a U.S. Border Patrol agent allegedly sought out an undocumented Guatemalan woman living in California, sent her Facebook messages and asked her to watch a live video of him masturbating — all while her 12-year-old son was in custody at the Border Patrol station in Clint, Tex.,...

The UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales, fiercely criticized Hungary's treatment of migrants in recent years. He also accused the country's government of hijacking the perceived threat posed by a falsely perceived migrant influx for political gains, perpetuating the ruling Fidesz Party's strongly anti-immigrant stance.

There was "no mass influx of migrants and asylum seekers" to Hungary, he declared at a news conference held in Budapest,...

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

The rule applies to anyone arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sometimes asylum seekers from Africa, Cuba or Haiti and other continents arrive there, but the vast majority of migrants arriving recently come from...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday said authorities are investigating an alleged sexual assault that took place in a border protection center in Arizona after a complaint from a detained underage migrant.

According to NBC News that has obtained an internal report, the 15-years-old girl from Central American country Honduras said a CBP officer put his hands inside her bra, pulled down her underwear and groped her under the guise of a routine pat-down search.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials plan to launch nationwide raids and arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants as soon as this weekend, The New York Times reported.

Citing two current and one former official at the Department of Homeland Security, the Times said around 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported by the federal government will be targeted.

Agents will also reportedly arrest people who happen to be on the scene, even if they weren’t the...

Svein Ludvigsen was sentenced to five years in jail for having sexually abused three young asylum seekers when he was a regional governor. Between 2011 and 2017, Ludvigsen reportedly demanded sex in exchange for granting a stay permit and threatened expulsion if the asylum seeker refused.

Norway is in shock over the conviction of former fisheries minister Svein Ludvigsen, who was sentenced to five years in prison for having sexually abused three young asylum seekers, one of whom was a...

A migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini attended the closure of the Mineo centre, which at its peak housed more than 4,000 people.

The leader of the populist, right-wing League party, has spearheaded Italy's hard-line stance toward migration.

He live-streamed a walkabout tour of the empty facility on Tuesday.

Italy is the main entry for...

Advocated for by the Social Liberal party, refugees may no longer risk having their residency revoked by the government if they have been employed for two years or more.

The 'paradigm change' bill passed earlier this year made it more likely that all people granted asylum will eventually be sent back to their source countries if it is deemed safe to do so.

But two years of employment could provide an exception to that policy, according to the agreement reached last month...