User: newstrust Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Issues :: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
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Mediterranean migrants: No one makes this journey just to pick up benefits 27.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Those who insist the west can’t take in the world’s misery must acknowledge how much of that misery we’re responsible for While travelling up the US-Mexican border several years ago, I met an anti-immigration campaigner in Columbus, New Mexico who went by the name of Quasimodo and who had carried a .38 pistol around with him ever since he went into an abandoned house and found some Latinos there. “I looked around and there were 12 guys just 10ft away looking at me,” he explained. It would be comforting to blame [the anti-immigration culture] solely on Tory policy. It would also be ...
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Apprehensions Along Southern Border Drop Dramatically In 2015 25.4.2015 NPR News
Apprehensions dropped by 28 percent compared to the same time period last year. Apprehensions of minors also dropped by 50 percent.
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WorldViews: Why Britain’s anti-immigration candidate prefers Indians to Eastern Europeans 24.4.2015 Washington Post: World
In the run-up to Britain's parliamentary elections, Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-immigrant U.K. Independence Party, has been something of a bogeyman. UKIP's ultranationalist, Euroskeptic agenda surged into the British conversation last year, culminating in a surprise victory in European elections. Farage's appeal to right-wing, working-class voters forced Britain's established parties to take notice and readjust their platforms accordingly.Read full article >>
New migration crisis overwhelms European refugee system 22.4.2015 Washington Post
TRÖGLITZ, Germany — As Europe confronts a rapidly escalating migration crisis driven by war, persecution and poverty in an arc of strife from West Africa to Afghanistan, even high-level European officials are beginning to admit the obvious.Read full article ...
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South Africa sends army to stop xenophobic attacks 21.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says soldiers will be deployed in ‘volatile areas’ where attacks on immigrants have killed seven people

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South Africa deploys army to end wave of anti-immigrant attacks in Johannesburg and Durban 21.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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If Europe listens to Tony Abbott, the future for refugees will be cruel | Richard Ackland 21.4.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Australia’s brutal ‘solution’ to refugees coming by boat is justified in the name of preventing drownings at sea. Europe should not follow us down that path Katie Hopkins’ call for gunships to send refugee “cockroaches” back to their own country, and Ukip’s ploughing of the anti-immigration furrow are entirely predictable appeals to the chip-butty and pint version of Little England. What is most cringeworthy is that the Australian “solution” to boat arrivals is now regarded as best practice for the export ...
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Britain’s criminally stupid attitudes to race and immigration are beyond parody | Frankie Boyle 20.4.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
The anti-immigration election rhetoric is perverse – we fear the arrival of people that we have drawn here with the wealth we stole from them I sometimes wonder if satire has reached a nadir in Britain because British society has itself become a parody of itself. The Chipping Norton Set : the prime minister, a tabloid editor and a Roger Mellie-ish TV icon all conveniently living in the same little town and taking turns at being the centre of scandal, feels like a novel Martin Amis bashed out because his conservatory was leaking. Likewise there has been an element of tragic irony this week as the growing drumbeat of anti-immigration election rhetoric has been punctuated by the mass drowning of migrants ...
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Mediterranean refugee crisis: EU reduced to impotent handwringing 20.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Demands for EU response to recent tragedies growing but member countries’ policies differ wildly, while Brussels holds minimal authority

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South African president postpones ceremony because of deadly violence against immigrants 20.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
EU ministers meet for migrant crisis talks as Mediterranean death toll rises 20.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

European governments, divided over how to respond to crisis, convene as reports suggest death toll from weekend capsizing of migrant boat could reach 950

Interior ministers and senior police officials from the 28 countries of the European Union are rushing to Luxembourg for emergency talks on how to respond to the migrant boat tragedies in the Mediterranean.

The meeting on Monday afternoon comes as reports in Italy suggested the death toll from the weekend capsizing of a fishing vessel packed with migrants could reach 950, an increase on the 700 deaths reported on Sunday.

Related: Europe’s worsening migrant crisis – the Guardian briefing

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It is our antipathy towards migrants that kills in the Mediterranean 20.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Despite thousands of tragic drownings, European politicians will struggle to navigate past anti-immigration status quo

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Migrant boat disaster: ‘irresponsible’ rhetoric blamed for failure to restart rescue 19.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
UN official accuses politicians in Britain and across Europe of obstructing attempts to save migrant lives after boat sinks in Mediterranean

Anti-immigrant rhetoric from politicians across Europe, including Britain, is blocking attempts to introduce large search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean that would save large numbers of migrant lives, a senior UN official has warned.

In comments that reveal the growing frustration within the UN Refugee Agency over Europe’s response to the growing migration crisis in the Mediterranean, Laurens Jolles said political expediency was preventing measures being taken to reduce migrant deaths.

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Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa spreads 18.4.2015 Hindu: Home
Rioters looted some shops, burned tires and built street barricades overnight in Alexandra township.
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Farage fights for seat as UKIP tries to build on gains 17.4.2015 AP Top News
DOVER, England (AP) -- Saul Webster enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. But that doesn't make it good politics for the retired schoolteacher to pose for a campaign event with Nigel Farage, the UK Independence Party leader, while carrying a bottle of hard cider and a half-drained glass....
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'Bad boy' Nigel Farage battling for seat in Parliament as UKIP tries to build on recent gains 17.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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South Africa: Foreigners take refuge in police station, fearing for their lives after attacks 16.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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South Africa march against spreading immigrant attacks 16.4.2015 Hindustan Times: World
Thousands of people marched through the South African city of Durban on Thursday to protest against antiimmigrant violence that has left six people dead and spread to the economic capital ...
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South Africa police fire rubber bullets and teargas on anti-immigrant protest 16.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Police disperse 200 protesters in Johannesburg after at least four people killed in xenophobic violence that started two weeks ago in Durban

South African police have fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of anti-immigrant protesters in eastern Johannesburg, a witness has said.

About 200 protesters, shouting that they wanted immigrants to leave, had pelted passing vehicles and police with rocks on Thursday, triggering the show of force.

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Polish 'prince' challenges UK politician Nigel Farage to duel over anti-immigrant sentiments 13.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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