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Category: Immigration Issues :: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
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The Fix: Surprise! Donald Trump is wrong about immigrants and crime. 2.7.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Donald Trump's two-week-old campaign has been pretty good at sticking to two core points: defending the candidate's anti-immigrant remarks at his announcement and pretending that the companies that responded to those comments by ending their business relationships with him were, instead, rejected by him first.Read full article ...
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Hungary government condemned over anti-immigration drive 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Activists accuse Fidesz party of stoking xenophobia to divert attention from escalating poverty and corruption scandals

What came first – the refugees or the rhetoric? In Hungary, suddenly one of Europe’s most anti-immigration nations with its billboards and planned border fence, it’s hard to say.

Certainly public opinion has swung against migrants in a year when a record 61,000 asylum seekers have entered Hungary. A poll in April found that 46% of Hungarians classified themselves as anti-immigrant, more than three times higher than in the early 1990s when polling began.

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Immigrant advocates allege excessive force during Murrieta protests 2.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
One year after anti-immigration protests erupted in the city of Murrieta, two immigrant advocates who were arrested during the demonstrations have sued the city and Riverside County, alleging unlawful detention and excessive use of force.
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De-hyphenated Jindal hit by twitter storm 26.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington, June 26 : Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has found himself in the eye of a twitter storm ever since he kicked off his US presidential campaign distancing himself from his Indian heritage.
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WorldViews: 17 ways the unprecedented migrant crisis is reshaping our world 20.6.2015 Washington Post: World
The world is undergoing a dramatic, perhaps unprecedented migrant crisis. All around the globe, people are fleeing war zones, persecutions, or economic instability in search of a better life. They are undertaking perilous journeys and many are dying in huge numbers. Those that make it to their destination often face anxious, sometimes even outright hostile hosts.Read full article ...
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Britain in Europe: Cameron’s migrant equation 19.6.2015 Financial Times: Analysis
The PM believes benefit reform will persuade voters that the UK should stay in the EU, but it is proving a hard sell across Europe
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Danish People’s party leader demands border crackdown after election success 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Kristian Thulesen Dahl signals he may stay out of government, propping up minority coalition, after DPP finishes second in vote

Denmark woke up on Friday to a radically altered political landscape after the anti-immigrant Danish People’s party finished second in the country’s general election and demanded stricter border controls to stem the movement of migrants.

The DPP took more than 21% of the vote and 37 seats in the country’s 179-seat parliament. On a night of political contradictions, the centre-left Social Democrats, who increased their vote and were easily the biggest party, conceded defeat and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Denmark’s first female prime minister, resigned as party leader.

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Denmark's center-right opposition poised for election win 19.6.2015 AP Top News
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark's center-right opposition was set to win the country's parliamentary election Thursday, with near-complete preliminary results showing it defeating the left-leaning governing coalition....
Denmark election result too close to call as exit polls suggest no clear winner 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt hopes for comeback after making up huge poll deficit against centre-right alliance led by Liberal party

Denmark’s cliffhanger election was poised to go down to the wire as exit polls after voting ended on Thursday night predicted the tiniest of margins for the centre right, but no clear victor.

Should the centre-right alliance oust the incumbent Social Democrats, the result would give David Cameron a vital ally in Europe for his bid to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership of the EU. It would also be likely to see the anti-immigration, Eurosceptic Danish People’s party (DPP) enter government for the first time.

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What's blamed for California's drought? Basically everything 18.6.2015 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Mother Nature isn't the only one blamed for California's drought....
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The Fix: How immigration could cripple the Republican nominee long before the 2016 election 17.6.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Ask people what Mitt Romney's worst moment was in the 2012 campaign, and most will tell you the "47 percent" video.Fair enough. But for me, the lowest moment for Romney -- and one that signaled the broader problems facing the Republican party in that election and the one to come -- was his awkward and politically tone-deaf answer when asked during a Florida debate to explain his immigration position.Read full article ...
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Clear out African migrants, Lega Nord governor orders in stand-off with Rome 13.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Surge in support for rightwing party emboldens Northern League’s Luca Zaia as humanitarian crisis creates political upheaval

After breezily winning re-election earlier this month as governor of the northern Italian region of Veneto, Luca Zaia, a star of the surging anti-immigrant Northern League party, wasted little time showing voters that he had heard and understood their demands.

Claiming that the sight of African migrants would have a “devastating effect” on the tourism industry, Zaia called on Friday for local officials across his region to begin clearing all reception centres and other housing occupied by migrants near tourist areas. His decision reflected the dismay that had been expressed to him in “every way and in every place”, Zaia claimed, adding that all further placements should be halted.

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World Briefs 8.6.2015 Durango Herald
EU official: Ultimatum not given to GreeceELMAU, Germany – A top European Union official said Sunday that Greece’s creditors didn’t deliver a take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum to end the standoff over the country’s international bailout, disputing how the latest proposal has been presented in Greece.The...
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Hungarian activists arrested for defacing anti-immigration billboard 8.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Six people taken into custody after poster reading ‘If you come to Hungary, you cannot take the jobs of Hungarians’ was defaced in central Budapest

Activists in Hungary have been arrested after defacing government billboards which warned immigrants not to take Hungarians’ jobs.

The six people arrested are from the Együtt (Together) opposition party. Police said that five of the six had admitted responsibility for the vandalism and had been released.

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Reject this apolitical Pride parade that embraces Ukip | David Norton 5.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Queer activists must support Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. Join my campaign for a Pride free from racism and prejudice of all kinds The year’s 1984. Thatcher is waging war against working people. Among the groups fighting back are Welsh miners. Meanwhile, queer communities are resisting police repression. Thanks to the film Pride , many of us know now how these two stories are related – how a relatively small group of queer activists mobilised in solidarity with the miners . The group – Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners – was scheduled to lead this year’s London Pride Parade in a few weeks’ time. But as the Morning Star reports, the parade’s organisers won’t let trade union members march with them at the front of the parade. Even in attempting to honour LGSM, the parade’s organisers thus ignore the lesson that queer people and the working class must stand in ...
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Denmark’s radical parties vie for power as terror casts a shadow over poll 31.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Anti-immigration party and Islamists set tone for election called in wake of Valentine’s Day shooting in Copenhagen that left film-maker dead

Wearing his trademark flat cap, Lars Aslan Rasmussen was full of optimism as he began canvassing in Nørrebro, a volatile Copenhagen enclave that epitomises the two dominant issues of the Danish election, immigration and welfare. But the mood swiftly changed.

Aslan Rasmussen was surrounded by a group of extreme Islamists as he distributed leaflets at the suburban train station, a labyrinth of dark passages, cracked windows, graffiti and very un-Danish litter. “They said I should leave their territory and that Muslims are not allowed to vote. They were very aggressive and told me that you don’t go to paradise when you participate in democracy.”

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Racist and anti-immigration views held by children revealed in schools study 19.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Survey of 6,000 schoolchildren finds many have a wildly distorted view of the number of immigrants in Britain, negative attitudes about Muslims, and pessimism about their own future opportunities

47% – the average estimate for the proportion of foreign-born people living in the UK

40% – proportion of schoolchildren studied who believe they will not earn enough in the future

31% – proportion of those surveyed who agree that immigrants 'are all here illegally'

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London's international students prove lucrative for UK economy, claims study 18.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Analysis by London First and PwC suggests overseas students contribute £2.8bn each year, while providing them with public services costs £540m International students in London contribute net gains of £2.3bn a year towards the UK economy, yet many of them say Britain’s immigration system has negatively affected their experience of studying here, according to a study. The report by the business lobby London First and the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) consultancy aims for the first time to quantify the economic costs and benefits of non-EU international students studying at the capital’s universities to both London and the UK ...
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How US Private Prisons Profit From Immigrant Detention 14.5.2015 Truthout.com
In February 2015, a large-scale prison uprising broke out at the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas. The detention center has experienced riots like this in the past over several other issues, such as inadequate health services, inhumane conditions, and sexual abuse. [i] However, the grievances that sparked this most recent uprising are representative of a larger and more elusive epidemic. The covert and insidious world of the prison industrial complex (PIC)* is witnessing the rise of for-profit prisons largely devoid of oversight and regulatory measures, allowing rampant human rights abuses to persist. [ii] Unfortunately, events that took place in Raymondville are far from isolated incidents under this new paradigm. [iii] Operating in the shadows of US bureaucracy, private prison corporations (PPCs) have garnered an infamous reputation for profiting from the government-subsidized business of immigrant detention. Due to this, for-profit prison corporations lobby extensively and ...
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What will a Conservative government mean for UK science? 12.5.2015 Guardian: Science

Although they speak proudly of our achievements, Conservative policies pose a substantial risk to science and innovation

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