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  • GLOUCESTER, England, April 23- Like millions of other British voters, Karl Wakeman supported Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives in the 1980 s and then Tony Blair's New Labour in the late 1990 s. But now, as Britain heads towards a general election on May 7, the 49- year-old from Gloucester has no time for either of the two parties that have dominated British politics...

  • Issues with Singapore's immigration policy   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET
    Issues with Singapore's immigration policy

    Michael D Barr, associate professor of International Relations at Flinders University, outlines the consequences of the government's active policy of rising the number of immigrants in Singapore.

  • German towns feel cost of Europe's migrant crisis Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:27 PM ET

    Even as European officials struggle with the tide of migrants, tranquil villages in northern Bavaria are coping with the migrants crisis. The NYT reports.

  • Small business: visa quotas hinder finding skilled help Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    Congress set a limit of 65,000 for visas for workers with bachelor's degrees, and 20,000 for those with master's degrees. "There is not really an abundant supply of the types of folks we're looking for, with a science, technology, engineering and mathematics background," says Anand Sanwal, CEO of CB Insights, a New York- based company that compiles information about...

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary— From a Budapest hilltop overlooking a panorama of central Europe, Jean-Paul Apetey reflects on how far he's come, how improbable and unexpected his journey has been— and yet how many miles he still must go. He has piloted a migrant-packed boat from Turkey to Greece even though he'd never been at sea; lost his belongings evading police during a...

  • Australian PM urges Europe to turn away migrant boats   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Australian PM urges Europe to turn away migrant boats

    Colin Chapman, president of Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW, explains why Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's advice to Europe is "a bit premature."

  • Helped by a blind eye from Italian authorities and visa-free travel inside Europe, migrants can relatively easily make it all the way to Scandinavia before they apply for asylum— even though European Union rules state they should do so in the first EU country they enter. Of the 435,000 people who applied for asylum last year in the 28- nation European Union,...

  • *Italy calls for emergency EU meeting this week. PALERMO, Italy April 19- As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis. If the death toll is confirmed, it will bring to...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 19- When he heard angry screams and the hammering of hatchets on the door of his shack last week, Malawian Folias Sakai thought he was about to become the eighth person to be killed in anti-immigrant attacks that have swept South Africa this month. Instead Sakai managed to escape the mob by scrambling over the metal rooftop of his shack in a...

  • Up to 700 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Members of a brigade headed by field commander Salah Bogheib and loyal to Khalifa Haftar -a retired general and former chief of staff for Moamer Kadhafi- hold up their guns as they fight alongside Libyan army troops against Islamist gunmen in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

    As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, officials said on Sunday.

  • LONDON, April 18- British opposition leader Ed Miliband said on Saturday that he would set up a new government unit to prosecute employers who exploit migrant workers if his Labour Party wins power in the national election on May 7. More than 600,000 people migrated to Britain in the 12 months to September, up from over half a million the year before, while average...

  • SAN ANTONIO— Millions of dollars might have been saved through better management and by not leaving seats empty on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter flights carrying detained immigrants to their home countries, according to an internal watchdog report released Friday. The Homeland Security Department's Inspector General said the flights,...

  • US needs to catch up to digital Europe: Chambers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:20 AM ET

    Europe could outpace the United States in the digital revolution, Cisco Systems chief John Chambers tells CNBC.

  • The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said estimates show that over 121,000 people had been displaced inside Yemen since a Saudi-led coalition airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels began on March 26, with nearly half that number concentrated in the country's northwest. A combined force of Shiite rebels and security forces...

  • Marco Rubio kicks off presidential bid in Miami Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid to the public on Monday from Miami, marking the third official Republican campaign.

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida plans to enter the 2016 race for the White House by urging voters to make a "generational choice" for leadership that takes the country in new directions, according to excerpts of his announcement speech. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants who rode the anti-establishment Tea Party wave of 2010 to national prominence, will announce his...

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, a source familiar with the matter said. He will be the third Republican to formally announce a White House bid, following Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul...

  • Skilled worker visas 'exploited,' expert says Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    U.S. Visa and documents

    U.S. H-1B visas for temporary skilled workers are in high demand, but expanding the program won't solve the problem, experts said.

  • Immigration debate: Should H1-B visa quota increase?

    H1-B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy and Bruce Morrison, Morrison Public Affairs, discuss whether the government should increase the quota on H1-B visas as demand outstrips supply.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The United States ranks near the bottom among major economies in terms of policies to allow hiring highly skilled immigrant workers, according to a study by a business lobbying group that supports relaxing immigration controls. A 62- page report, expected to be issued Wednesday by the Business Roundtable, found that the United States...