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Migrants walk along a dirt trail after crossing the Rio Grande river into the US from Mexico in Roma, Texas.

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US immigration policy: The unfixable political gift that keeps on giving for the GOP

If you had to pick a problem that US politicians keep failing to solve election after election, it might be immigration. Democrats and Republicans love to complain about how broken the system is — and yet always find a way to blame each other when there's an opportunity to fix it.

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Paige Fusco

The Graphic Truth: Bracing for a surge at the US-Mexico border

The Biden administration is preparing to lift Title 42, a Trump-era immigration rule that allows the US to immediately turn away asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border because of the public health crisis. Since it was first enforced in March 2020, the measure has been used to expel around 1.7 million people, accounting for more than 50% of those who crossed the border illegally in 2021. Authorities are bracing for up to 18,000 border crossings per day when the Biden administration lifts the public health order on May 23. We take a look at encounters between border patrol agents and migrants at the southern US border from 2019 to 2022.

Malaysia cripples cash-rich syndicate helping illegal foreign workers evade the law

November 19, 2020 12:10 AM

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian authorities have crippled a criminal gang that raked in RM14.5 million (S$4.7 million) in the last four years to help illegal foreign workers and foreigners with expired visas to remain the country.

Coronavirus: China eases entry rules for foreigners for work, reunions

September 23, 2020 8:40 PM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - China eased restrictions on some foreigners' entry into the country, almost six months after it nearly sealed its borders to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump visa freeze endangers India tech industry's talent model

June 30, 2020 12:55 PM

BANGALORE (BLOOMBERG) - Indian and US technology companies are urging the Trump administration to reconsider an executive order freezing access to many work visas, warning the move would undermine a business model used to supply high-skill talent to clients from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.

Australia's opposition Labor party calls for migration rethink post Covid-19

May 03, 2020 8:41 AM

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Australia's opposition party is calling for a reduction in migrant numbers post-Covid-19, saying the country's historic reliance on immigration to boost growth has hurt workers.

Philippines to tighten rules for foreigners as ,ore Chinese pour in

June 11, 2019 3:21 PM

MANILA (BLOOMBERG) - The Philippines will tighten rules for foreign workers as more Chinese nationals enter the Southeast Asian nation to take up jobs.

Aussie govt pledges to cap refugee intake if re-elected

April 29, 2019 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government pledged to freeze Australia's refugee intake numbers for the next three years as it thrust immigration to the heart of its campaign for re-election.

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