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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at a house party Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Bedford, New Hampshire.

Francisco López-Flores was talking to numerous investors in May to pitch a project to track the economic benefits of immigration reform. However, one potential investor told López-Flores not to waste his time with mere hobbies.

Gardaí and the Immigration services are being singled out as in need of anti-racism training, following a new study.

BURLINGTON — Immigration officials are keeping a close watch on Veronica Morales. Every Monday, she must check in at an office in Burlington. Every Thursday, she waits for hours at home in Lynn in case an immigration contractor drops by. And if that’s not enough, officials attached a GPS device to her ankle.

According to the Canadian newspaper site, The Star, Moroccan imam, Hamid Slimi, officiating at "the Sayeda Khadija Centre", an Islamic center in Mississauga (Ontario municipality outside Toronto) has set to raise funds to help with repairs of the Catholic Church "St. Catherine of Siena" in Toronto.

The holy month of Ramadan stands for reunions, piety, and food but above all, it means challenges for the Moroccan community in England.

With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, which has a very special place in the hearts and minds of all Muslims, the Moroccan Diaspora in Canada is eager to recreate in its new North American living environment the pure traditions and rituals that characterize this blessed month in the Motherland.

A study by the OECD and the European Union confirms that the descendants of immigrants are more often unemployed or employed in low-paid jobs compared with young people without foreign origins.

With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims in Sweden are, despite long days of fasting, adamant to preserve their traditions in this holy month of piety and spirituality.

With the arrival of Ramadan, bearer of hope, peace of mind, clemency and mercy for all Muslims, nostalgia seizes many members of the Muslim community in Mexico; they are, more than ever, nostalgic for their countries of origin, family warmth, the atmosphere of piety and inherent traditions that distinguish this holy month.

Muslims and representatives of different religions, political beliefs and dogmas in Belgium met on Monday in Brussels, around an Iftar under the sign of sharing, dialogue and living together.

The holy month of Ramadan in Argentina coincides this year with the arrival of winter, when temperatures drop, and the hours of fasting are reduced, ranging between 9 and 11 hours, depending on the time difference between the cities, making it easier for the Moroccan community living in this country to enjoy the month of Ramadan without fatigue or tiredness, but with nostalgia and longing to the atmosphere of the holy month of Ramadan in their country of origin, Morocco.

According to a Eurostat report (the Statistical Office of the European Union), Moroccan nationals are the leading beneficiaries in terms of receiving European nationality in 2013, "of which 84% were granted Spanish, Italian or French nationality."

The customs authorities of Morocco are now providing Moroccans of the world a guide to facilitate the customs border crossing, from 30 June to 15 September 2015.

Morocco was re-elected on June 30, 2015 at the UN headquarters in New York, in the person of Abdelhamid El Jamri, at the Migrant Workers Committee for a fourth term of four years.

In the Netherlands, home to almost one million Muslims from different cultures and backgrounds with Turkish and Moroccan dominance, the Holy month of Ramadan is a reflection of unprecedented Muslim cultural diversity in terms of traditions and gastronomy.

Summoned by the Foreign Affairs Committee in parliament, the Minister of Moroccans living abroad (MRE) Anis Birou presented on 29 June, several statistics on the return of MRE and the summer operation Marhaba. Here are the numbers to remember.

The population of the UK has hit a record high, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said, with the average age also reaching a new peak.

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi harshly criticized EU leaders for rejecting mandatory migrant quotas amid ongoing divisions over the ways to stop the flow of illegal migrants to Europe's southern shores.

Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows net overseas migration figures continue to decline, with the national total falling by 15% in the last year.

BELGRADE – Serbia intends to organise a regional conference on the problem of illegal migration, Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic announced on Friday.

 Switzerland’s government said it will widen talks with the European Union to review a host of issues between the Alpine nation and the bloc in a bid to break a negotiating deadlock over immigration curbs.

(Washington, DC) – The United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to scale back its use of family immigration detention could help thousands of children and mothers who are fleeing persecution, Human Rights Watch said today. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on June 24, 2015, that the Obama administration was committed to “substantial changes” to family immigration detention.

BRITAIN is sending a two-mile security fence to France to stop desperate immigrants sneaking over from Calais.

Overseas students are quickly becoming the new standard of immigration here in Canada, notes Instec International Student of Hamilton, Ontario. The opportunities that now exist for foreign students are likely to continue as visiting students become the country’s new immigrants.

Australia has introduced some new visa policies and adjust some others, which are expected to play an important part in welcoming more Chinese visitors to Australia, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash told Xinhua over the weekend before she departed for her six- day China visit on Sunday.

The Franco-Moroccan engineer Anwar Kbibech, 53, will succeed to Dalil Boubakeur as president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), for a period of two years.

Moroccan national Abderrahim Naji was named Thursday in Rome, "immigrant entrepreneur of the year” as part of the 7th edition of MoneyGram Award, in Italy in recognition "of his initiative, courage and success."

Who are the Belgian-Moroccans and Belgian-Turks? Do they feel more Moroccan or Turkish than Belgian? These questions were asked to a sample of those two populations. Nearly 700 of them responded to the questionnaires, as part of a study funded by the King Baudouin Foundation, which revealed their profile and deconstructed at the same time a series of prejudices.

The Department of Islamic Affairs and charitable works - iacad, under the government of Dubai, is organizing an internationalization of tarawih prayer program, which would allow faithful of the emirate to discover recitations from the Koran styles of other countries in the world.

Twenty-two ships were mobilized as part of the host operation of Moroccans living abroad (MRE) "Marhaba 2015," as well as a reserve fleet that will intervene when necessary, said Tuesday in Rabat, the minister responsible for Moroccans living abroad and Migration Affairs, Anis Birou.

After Myriam Bourhil, Moroccan student resident in France, who scored 21/20 in the baccalaureate exams 2014, another young Moroccan, living in Germany, distinguished herself by receiving a score of 20/20 in this year’s baccalaureate exams.

1.5 million is the number of Moroccans living in France. Among them, 670,000 have French nationality. A figure revealed in a report by the French National Assembly made "on behalf of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the bill authorizing the approval of the additional protocol to the Convention on Mutual Assistance" between France and Morocco.

Barack Obama has opened the doors of the White House to Muslim Americans for a traditional iftar, the meal that breaks the fasting from dawn to sunset.

Immigration into the U.S. from predominately Islamic countries has doubled in more than a decade and that number continues to rise. Some find this number alarming given recent terrorist events worldwide.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at the Aria before speaking at the NALEO conference on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Launch slideshow ».

The problem of refugees and illegal immigrants should be dealt with within the European Union, and putting up fences is not the way to do it, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and her Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer said in Vienna on Thursday.

The Polish government is more and more firmly opposed to the mandatory migrant settlement quotas proposed by the EU in the light of increasing number of immigrants from Syria and Eritrea.

The United States Supreme Court handed down two important decisions this week, striking down substantive due-process rights for immigrants, but offering procedural protections for immigrants who miss deadlines in deportation proceedings.

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Police in Slovakia said on Saturday they detained 60 people at an anti-immigration march in the capital Bratislava after protesters damaged police cars and attacked spectators at a cycling race.

London: Over 30,000 nurses from India and other non-European countries employed with Britain's state-funded National Health Service (NHS) could be forced to leave the UK under new immigration rules.

AS EUROPE struggles to keep Greece from default and to hold its common currency together, violent protests against immigration in Slovakia and election results in Denmark at the weekend have strengthened the forces of disunion unleashed by an impassioned debate over how to deal with a flood of migrants from conflict zones.

Children fleeing the horrors of warzones such as Syria and Afghanistan are being routinely misclassified as over-18 and locked up in adult detention centres in breach of Government policies and legal guidelines, an investigation has discovered.

EU officials have agreed to launch military action against people smugglers in the Mediterranean.

The Council of Moroccan mosques (RMMN) published a cartoon of the leader of the Dutch far right, Geert Wilders, in response to his plan to showcase the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on Dutch television.

Abderrazak Aananou, a Moroccan living in Spain is among the 38 anonymous heroes decorated with the medal of the Order of Civil Merit on June 19, 2015, by King Felipe VI of Spain.

Najat El Hachmi has won the Sant Joan BBVA Catalan literature prize for her work "La Filla Estrangera', Spanish media reported.

Voting began Thursday in Denmark's general election with opinion polls suggesting a neck-and-neck race between Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's left-leaning bloc and the centre-right opposition.

The Polish government is more and more firmly opposed to the mandatory migrant settlement quotas proposed by the EU in the light of increasing number of immigrants from Syria and Eritrea.

In an interview with Sputnik, Italian Senate Vice President Maurizio Gasparri warned that the government of Matteo Renzi is unprepared to deal with the refugee crisis, and that his warnings of implementing 'Plan B', which would redistribute some of the refugees seeking residency in Italy to other countries, is not backed up by firm political will.

Britain should introduce a strict ‘Australian-style’ points-based immigration system of the kind advocated by Ukip, one of Labour’s leadership contenders has said.

Speaking at the meeting of religious leaders of Europe in Brussels on Tuesday 16 June, Mr. Khalid Hajji, President of the European Council of Moroccan ulemas, explained the fear of Islam in the European Community and suggested some tracks of reflection in order to limit its extension.

When speaking at the meeting of religious leaders of Europe in Brussels on Tuesday 16 June, the Chief Rabbi of Brussels considered that Morocco is a good example in tolerance and the living together.

Mr. André Azoulay, advisor to His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, highlighted Monday night in Montreal, the centuries-old ties between Islam and Judaism in Morocco, as well as the uniqueness and richness of the Moroccan identity, nurtured and forged by the convergence of its various tributaries and components.

A trip to Morocco changed the course of Samantha Herron’s life. The English author fell in love with Morocco and its culture. Her passion was strong enough for her to study Arabic and live among a formerly nomadic Berber family in the Draa Valley on the edge of the Moroccan Sahara.

Ilham Skah has been awarded with the “Knowledge Award” by the municipality of Oslo and a group of academic institutions for her Master research thesis on Muslim women in Norwegian universities.

Moroccans are the foreign community in Spain that sent the most money to their country of origin, and then come the Chinese and Ecuadorian.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve hit back at Italy over responsibility for migrants on Monday, saying it must abide by European asylum rules and that France would continue to turn them back.

TONDER, Denmark, June 15 — Recalling how a group of refugees once threatened his life if he did not retract a police statement, Frank Pedersen is angry about the increasing number of immigrants in Denmark.

The EU’s migrant distribution plan appears to be in tatters, with sources in Brussels admitting that the redistribution of 24,000 African and Middle Eastern refugees currently in Italy and 16,000 in Greece will seemingly occur only on a voluntary basis.

A 23-year-old student from China who attends the prestigious University of Tokyo is now looking for a job in Japan.

The Quebec government has granted imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi a selection certificate, a first step meant to speed up his immigration process.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton ducked one shoe thrown at him and caught another on Sunday morning.

Monday, 15 June 2015 12:33

Hungary's poster war on immigration

State-funded billboard in Budapest reads: "If you come to Hungary, do not take Hungarians'" jobs.

The Conservatives have a golden opportunity capture the ethnic minority vote if they soften their stance on immigration, according to a study by party modernisers.

The Association of Moroccan students in Bulgaria (BVM) was officially launched on Friday in Sofia, at a ceremony attended by, among others, the Ambassador of Morocco in Bulgaria and Macedonia, Latifa Akharbach, representatives of the St. Kliment of Ohrid university, the Officers of the Association and representatives of Moroccans living in Bulgaria.

Many professionals and graduates living abroad met Saturday in Paris, on the occasion of the 9th edition of the forum "Careers In Morocco", a platform for meetings between expatriates and Moroccan companies.

An artistic evening was organized this weekend in Oslo in honor of migrant women, as part of a Moroccan cultural event held in the Norwegian capital from 2 to 21 June.

As part of its participation in the "Consular celebrations" of Lyon 2015, this year bringing together more than 60 nations, Morocco Consulate General in Lyon has made a focus on the promotion of three destinations with high environmental, cultural and economic value as represented by the cities of Dakhla, Essaouira and Casablanca.

The Consulate General of Morocco in Strasbourg ended Saturday in Verdun, historic town of Lorraine, the process of local services, launched on April 25 to members of the Moroccan community.

The work of the first national meeting of Moroccan intellectuals and professionals of Spain started Friday, June 12, 2015 in Madrid, under the theme "Towards the consolidation of a shared space."

The Platform Association of intellectuals and professionals of Moroccan origin in Spain (PIPROME) and the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) are organizing a meeting with Moroccan Spanish talents on the theme "Towards the consolidation of a shared space ", on 12 and 13 June 2015 in Madrid.

KRUEN:  President Barack Obama said on Monday he is frustrated by U.S. federal court rulings that have stalled his immigration executive orders and will continue to push to fix the system.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi could offer incentives to northern cities who accept more migrants in an attempt to quell an anti-immigration row brewing between the north and south.

The British government plans to significantly reduce immigration from outside the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, teeing up a confrontation with business groups who fret their supply of skilled workers will be cut.

Budapest (AFP) - New anti-immigration billboards put up by the Hungarian government have sparked political controversy, with the head of a small opposition party admitting on Monday that he had vandalised the state-funded posters.

LONDON: Spouses of Indians coming into UK with a legitimate permission to work may soon be barred from working in Britain.

Europe has seen 103 000 migrants reach its shores so far this year, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) welcomed today Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Council headquarters in Rabat, students of the Institute of journalism and media in Casablanca.

Morocco's embassy in Pretoria set up on the past weekend a mobile consulate in favor of the Moroccan community in Mozambique.

Khadija Fajry, an immigrant to both France and the US, likens nascent cosmetic industry to a goldrush in which she offers 'the real thing'.

The International Organization for Migration - IOM indicates that Morocco is the 4th country in Africa, benefiting the most, from the program 'MIDA - Migration for Development in Africa'.

The announcement was made on Monday by Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Washington: The US Department of Foreign Affairs organized an exchange program on the feminization of fighting terrorism. Morocco contributes to it.

A mosque in Carpentras (Vaucluse), under construction and completion phase was the target of shots fired in the night from Sunday 7 to Monday, June 8, announced the Union of Mosques of France (UMF) in a statement.

The XI bilateral summit held last Friday, June 5, 2015 in Madrid between the governments of Madrid and Rabat has served to strengthen the bilateral relationship, marked by the desire of both countries to prioritize the shared interests and to diffuse the tensions.

Spain committed to pay special attention to Moroccan seasonal workers and to flexible family reunification procedures

More than 150 Eastern European migrant workers are being given free English lessons to help them get work in Salford.

According to the Royal Navy, up to half a million people are currently waiting along the Libyan coast to try to cross the Mediterranean.

UPDATED: The Swedish surveillance and rescue ship Posedion has helped a large group of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea from Libya.

CHANDIGARH: With the UK government recently announcing to put a cap on the skilled migrants, fate of many Indians, especially Punjabis, might hang in balance.

Monday, 08 June 2015 12:07

Italian leaders say no more migrants

ROME – Heartened by recent election successes by an anti-immigrant party, Italian politicians based in the north vowed Sunday not to shelter any more migrants saved at sea, even as thousands more were being rescued in the Mediterranean from smugglers’ boats in distress.

LONDON – British police were questioning four Polish truck drivers Friday after authorities found 68 migrants crammed in the back of trucks at a port northeast of London.

Maungdaw, Myanmar: Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar’s coast were set on Monday for transfer to neighbouring Bangladesh, an immigration official said, returning them to homes many tried to flee months ago.

The Spanish government has rejected the Commission's proposal to place refugees on its territory. The executive’s plan should be “proportionate, fair and realistic”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel García-Margallo. EurActiv Spain reports.

Do the immigration lines at airports serving Mexico's big beach resorts seem to be getting longer and longer? Actually they are, because our neighbor south of the border is enjoying double-digit upturns in tourism - and the lines will likely get even longer next year when current caps on transborder flight frequencies are tossed out.

The European Commission has submitted a proposal to find a fairer way to admit and distribute asylum seekers in the EU. But it’s up to the member states to decide, and many don’t accept the proposed distribution of migrants. The EurActiv network reports.

The largest protest staged against Britain’s most notorious immigration removal centre took place on Saturday, as campaigners denounced Yarl’s Wood as an “abomination” that should be closed immediately.

 The “2015 Marhaba” operation to welcome returning Moroccans living abroad will  officially start on Friday and run until Sept. 15, 2015, said a statement by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity.

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