The Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), a leading think tank, predicts that there will not be a dramatic drop in immigration to the UK in 2010, and net migration for 2011 would be unlikely to fall much below 200,000 – the same annual level it has been at for much of the last decade.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that the number of undocumented and runaway Filipino workers in the Middle East has reached nearly 10,000, according to Migrante-Middle East (M-ME), a Riyadh-based alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
‘No One Is Illegal’, an immigration network based in Toronto, held three days of efforts during the Christmas holiday across the Greater Toronto Area. The group held a vigil and two days of political action.
Forecasts suggest that 120,000 people will leave the country in 2010 and 2011, the Irish Times reports.
The number of people emigrating to countries such as Canada in search of jobs abroad in 2010 reached levels not seen since the 1980s as the unemployment rate in the Republic remained stubbornly above 13 per cent.
For three Filipino fathers in Canada, the holiday season has been bleak, GMA News reports.
The three migrant workers have been struggling to find ways to remain legally in Canada and to continue earning for their families in the face of impending deportation.
The Philippine government on Wednesday warned prospective overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) heading for Guam against falling for a hospital recruitment scam there, GMA reports.
The UK Border Agency will stop accepting Tier 1 (General) applications made overseas from 00:01 on 23 December 2010, it was announced this week by Damian Green the UK Immigration Minister.
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