(LONDON) #ImmigrationCrisis Report: France will double the number of police patrolling its beaches as part of a deal with the UK to stem the number of migrants crossing the English Channel #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.21: The BBC’s Jon Donnison spoke to some of the migrants trying to make the dangerous journey: The UK will pay more than £54m as part of the deal, which will also improve intelligence sharing…..

#AceDailyNews says that UK & France agrees deal to tackle rise in Channel crossings after the number of people crossing the Channel this year has now overtaken 2020’s total but Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont suggested it would not have an impact as the French coastline is too big…..after a group of migrants was seen arriving at Dover on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number this year to more than the 8,461 who made the crossing in 2020 following Tuesday we published that 430 migrants cross Channel in single day After the ‘Immigration & Borders Bill’ being passed on Tuesday evening…

He told the Today programme: “The fact is, we’ve seen it before. Having more money, having more police officers, having more controls, will not prevent people to succeed in these crossing attempts: ‘We have too many kilometres of shore to monitor.”….The funding will also be used for better technology to target those who organise the crossings, the Home Office said.

On Monday at least 430 migrants crossed the Channel – a record for one day. The previous daily high of 416 was set in September last year

The Home Office said on Tuesday 287 people had landed in the UK.

‘Step too far’

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and French interior minister Gerald Darmanin have agreed to “strengthen co-operation” over the crossings.

The Home Office said UK support last year helped France double the number of officers deployed daily on the beaches of its northern coast.

It said this resulted in France preventing twice as many crossings so far this year compared with the same period in 2020.

However, it said the people who facilitated the crossings had now changed their tactics and had moved further up the French coast, “forcing migrants to take even longer, riskier journeys”.

Mr Dumont added that the French are not supposed to intervene at sea – yet former Border Force chief Tony Smith has called for joint patrols. 

Mr Smith said: “That seems to be a step too far for the French at the moment. The French position is they are not prepared to intervene on the high seas, only on land.”

PA MediaA group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Patrol in Dungeness on Tuesday

The new support announced by the UK would enable France “to respond by posting more security forces further up the coast, installing and utilising the latest surveillance equipment throughout northern France”, the Home Office said.

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins insisted that a £28m deal between the UK and France last November, to double police patrols on French beaches, had made a difference, saying it had prevented some 7,500 people crossing the Channel.

Ms Atkins told Today it was an “incredibly complicated” situation and that the UK was trying to work with other countries to make sure “when people arrive in a safe country, they remain there and do not try to make that hazardous journey”. She said the government wanted “safe routes for legal migrants” and to crack down on the gangs bringing people over……..’No quick and easy fix’

Analysis by Simon Jones, BBC reporter, in DoverFrom the famous White Cliffs of Dover, we watched this morning as another group of migrants was brought to shore by the Border Force, having been picked up in the Channel. Conditions at sea are once again incredibly calm and the sun is shining, so these are unlikely to be the only arrivals today. Almost 1,000 people have reached the UK by boat in the past three days, putting pressure on the home secretary to act. Priti Patel is now pledging more money to the French authorities to try to prevent the crossings. But the deal struck last night is very similar to one agreed between Britain and France last November – which has failed to stem the numbers arriving, though the Home Office points out the number of crossings being prevented by the French authorities has doubled.The government here accepts there is no quick and easy fix to problems with the asylum system, but there’s no doubt the home secretary will want to see swift results in return for the increased investment in northern France.Ms Patel has previously pledged to make Channel crossings “unviable”, with new legislation that will make it a crime to knowingly arrive in the UK without permission.The Nationality and Borders Bill, which is currently being considered by MPs, will mean migrants entering without permission could face up to four years in prison.The government hopes the overhaul of asylum rules will deter migrants from making the crossing.But the plans have been criticised by charities including Refugee Action, which has called them “extreme and nasty”. PA MediaA dinghy’s arrival being watched over by the crew of an RNLI lifeboatDan O’Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander for the Home Office, said: “There is an unacceptable rise in dangerous small boat crossings across the Channel because of a surge in illegal migration across Europe.”People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and not risk their lives making these dangerous crossings. We are continuing to pursue the criminals behind these illegal crossings.”He added that the Nationality and Borders Bill would “protect lives and break this cycle of illegal crossings” and the government was continuing to return those with no legal right to remain in the UK. But Amnesty International’s Steve Valdez-Symonds told the BBC the new legislation was an “extremely reckless and dangerous response” to the issue and would not tackle the problem of people smugglers. Instead, he said it was likely to drive desperate people to avoid the authorities, leaving them vulnerable to further exploitation and slavery. Labour shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds said the Home Office announcement was “yet more empty words from the Conservatives about agreeing a deal with France to address trafficking gangs”.He said ministers promised a plan with France in August 2020, “yet almost a year later they are still making empty promises, letting down victims, and allowing criminals to continue their evil trade”.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.21: 2021:

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(THAILAND) JUST IN: Immigration police in say they expect to extradite two men to Germany suspected of being part of a European drug trafficking gang #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.08: Maj. Gen. Phanthana Nutchanart identified the two suspects as 42-year-old Alex Kartun, a dual German-Russian national, and 38-year-old Alexander Wolfien, a German citizen.

BANGKOK: Thai police expect to extradite 2 German drug suspects after the men were arrested in Thailand and are expected to be extradited to Germany on suspicion of being part of a European drug trafficking gang, immigration police said Wednesday.

Extradition Independent News

He said the two were arrested Tuesday in southern Thailand at the request of German authorities for allegedly producing and distributing an illicit drug made from chemical and herbal substances. German Embassy officials said the gang distributed the drug in several European countries and some users reportedly died, Phanthana said.

The two suspects were unavailable for comment and it was not known if they had legal representation.

About 20 people suspected of involvement in production and sale of the drug were arrested in Germany, but the two detained Tuesday escaped to Thailand several years ago, Phanthana said. The two men face 14 charges in Germany related to trafficking the drug and two related to producing it, he said.

Kartun, who was accused of being the leader of the gang, was arrested at a luxury villa on Phangan island with a Russian companion, 42-year-old Victor Thubnikov, whom Thai police arrested for alleged possession of marijuana.

Police arrested Wolfien on the resort island of Phuket where he had more than 1 million baht ($31,000 ) in cash, several luxury watches and ownership titles for land in Phuket and Phangan worth more than 10 million baht ($310,000).

Phanthana said police will investigate the source of the two men’s funds. The suspects can challenge their extradition in court, though if they are found to be staying illegally in Thailand they may be subject to deportation without an extradition hearing.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.08: 2021:

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(LONDON) GOVUK Immigration Report: Enforcment officials will begin giving EU citizens who live in the UK a 28-day warning to apply to remain #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.25: But there are around 400,000 cases outstanding, and the government’s helpline is receiving thousands of calls a day:

#BrexitNext EU citizens given 28-day deadline to apply to stay in UK and the Home Office will allow people indefinite time to complete an application for settled status if they have a reasonable excuse for delay with just a week to go until the deadline for applications’ Some 5.6 million European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and their dependents have applied for settled status.

By Callum May
BBC News

After the 2016 Brexit referendum, which took place precisely five years ago, settled status was introduced for citizens of the EU and EEA living in the UK: It allows them to retain the same rights of residence, travel, employment and access to healthcare and benefits:

The countries whose nationals have made the highest numbers of applications are Poland (975,000) and Romania (918,000).

Immigration minister Kevin Foster said anyone whose application was not concluded by next week’s deadline would not lose out, as their rights were protected in law.

He added that immigration enforcement officials would begin issuing 28-day notices to people, advising them to apply for settled status. 

Migrants’ groups had voiced concern that children would be among those who had not applied. 

But Mr Foster said there would be an indefinite period where people who had not applied would be allowed to do so, if they had reasonable grounds. 

He gave the example of students who might discover when applying to university for the first time that they do not have settled status. 

Asked whether the new immigration system had made it difficult to attract EU workers, he said that “in the first instance” employers should be looking to recruit from the UK market.

“We’re giving people access on a global basis to skills that take time to train, but for jobs that take less time to train for, we do believe it’s right we encourage employers to look in the first instance to offer rewarding and good packages to domestic workers,” he told the BBC. 

What is settled status?EU nationals living in the UK have until 30 June to apply to stay in the UK. Settled status – on offer to anyone who can prove that they had been in the UK continuously for five years or more before 31 December 2020: As of 31 May, it has been granted to 2.75 million people.

Pre-settled status – on offer to anyone who had been in the UK for less than five years by the end of 2020. As of 31 May, it has been granted to 2.28 million. They can apply for settled status in future, but there is no guarantee they will get it.’

Changed guidance’Maike Bohn, co-founder of the EU citizens’ campaign group the3million, said: “It’s good that people can apply late, but the crux is they’re unlawful as they haven’t put an application in.”Those eligible and not applying on time become unlawful and risk losing work, housing, access to free health care and so much more.”Mr Foster said existing benefit claimants would not have their payments stopped immediately if they had not been granted settled status.But he said no-one could begin a benefit claim, job, or tenancy in England without settled status: He also said the Home Office had “changed guidance” to border officials after reports that some EU citizens had been detained for long periods at the border last month…………..Speaking to the House of Lords European Affairs Committee on Tuesday, he said: “I want to get as many people through the door before the 30th [of June] as possible.”

The EEA is made up of the 27 EU states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway: No-one knows how many EU citizens living in the UK have yet to apply for settled status, allowing them to remain here legally after next week’s deadline

The European Union suspects there could be tens of thousands of people, many of them vulnerable, who will not have submitted their application in time: Older people and children in care are of particular concern, and the EU is urging the Home Office to guarantee the rights of late applicants.

The UK government says it will take a “compassionate and flexible” approach, giving people who have ‘reasonable grounds’ for missing the deadline, 28 days to apply: No action will be taken against them once an application has been submitted: The EU, however, says Britain’s compliant or hostile environment towards migrants gives them cause for concern:

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jun.25: 2021:

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(LONDON) JUST IN: A new border scheme requiring visitors to apply for an electronic permit will make the UK safer, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said on Monday #AcenewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.25: Passengers required to get a permit under the new system would include those travelling to the UK for a short stay or transiting – changing planes – in the country:

LONDON: Patel sets out post-Brexit immigration plans with a new border scheme that will make UK safer, she says ‘Under the plan, all visitors without a visa or immigration status will have to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) before coming to the U.K.’

20 hours ago

Border Force official

She also argued it will make it easier to count those coming to the UK:

But Labour accused the government of “incompetence” over immigration.

People wishing to work in the UK or stay in the country for a long period of time – for example over six months – would need to obtain a visa, rather than an ETA: Overseas health workers to get free visa extension

The Home Office says the new system would allow automated and early security checks to take place to stop foreign criminals arriving in the country, with applicants only allowed to travel once they have been cleared.

The department also says the new scheme will make it easier to count the numbers coming into the country and notes that past migration figures have underestimated the true figure.

For example, the government estimated three million Europeans lived in the UK, but more than five million ended up applying to the EU settlement scheme. 

Around 30 million people are expected to apply for ETAs each year.

The new scheme is modelled on the US Electronic System for Travel Authorization which has been in place since 2009, while the EU is planning to introduce its own version – European Travel Information and Authorisation System – next year.

PA Media: The home secretary will give more details about the government’s border policy on Monday

The announcement comes as reports say the numbers of migrants crossing the English Channel by boat are higher this year than last, despite an agreement signed with France in November to increase border security and prevent migrant crossings.

Ms Patel is expected to give further details of her Legal Migration and Border Control Strategy on Monday.

Speaking ahead of that announcement, Ms Patel said: “Now we have taken back control and ended free movement, security is at the very heart of our immigration strategy. 

“Our new approach will make it easier to identify potential threats before they reach the border.”

Labour’s shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds accused the government of “utter incompetence” adding that it had “broken” the asylum system.

Speaking to Sky’s Trevor Phillips on Sunday he said:”If you look at 2014, 87% of asylum claims were being dealt with within six months, that figure had fallen to 20% by 2019, and what did the government do? They got rid of performance targets.”

Mr Thomas-Symonds said there “should be” performance targets for civil servants. 

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.25: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON,D.C) JW REPORT: Local law enforcement agencies nationwide are overwhelmed with criminal activity linked to a huge increase in illegal immigration and families are being exposed to violence associated with drug trafficking and transnational gangs, according to hundreds of sheriffs across the USA #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsRepot – May.20: “ In a myriad of ways, you and your administration are encouraging and sanctioning lawlessness and the victimization of the people of the United States of America, all in the name of mass illegal immigration,” the sheriffs write. “What is most troubling to America’s Sheriffs is that you and your administration were well aware that this crisis would happen when you ceased construction of the border wall and changed border security policies.” The law enforcement officials continue: “Sheriffs were talking with the Obama/Biden administration about these same concerns that we were experiencing at the time based on the lax policies then being implemented. In fact, America’s Sheriffs attended meetings in Washington with then-Undersecretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas, who is now your Secretary of Homeland Security. You and he are fully aware of what illegal immigration does to our citizens, legal residents and our communities.”

WASHINGTON: Spike in Illegal Immigration Overwhelms Sheriffs; Families Exposed to Gang, Drug Violence: In a letter to President Joe Biden, the law enforcement officials in more than two dozen states blast the administration’s “reckless and irresponsible” open border policies that are exposing innocent citizens to illegal alien violence. Titled, “Help America’s Sheriffs Keep Our Neighborhoods and Communities Safe by Halting Illegal Immigration,” the document asserts that the crisis began when Biden was vice President’


Among the letter’s signatories are sheriffs in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, and Texas to name a few. Even sheriffs, who are typically elected to head county law enforcement agencies, in states that broadly offer illegal immigrants sanctuary signed the letter. They include several in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon, and Vermont. “You may imagine how violated America’s Sheriffs feel that you unleashed a predictable crisis upon our nation that puts those we promised to protect at risk of grave danger,” the cops write to the commander-in-chief. “America’s Sheriffs will not defy our oaths. We will not join with those who suggest that we ignore existing laws in collusion with those elected officials who arbitrarily feel that they should be excused from being accountable and required to follow our laws. To do so would violate the promise of America’s Sheriffs to those who bestowed upon us the honor and privilege to represent their safety and security concerns.”

The officials continue by writing that Americans expect them to uphold and enforce the rule of law and assure that they will uphold the oath to do so. “In the interests of ending the undermining of our laws and the increased risks to the safety and security of the people of the United States of America, we respectfully request that you immediately reverse course on your pro-illegal immigration policies, resume the border wall construction, and embrace the common-sense, public-safety-supporting border policies of the previous administration.” The Obama and Trump administrations “recognized the threats and dangers presented by illegal immigration,” the law enforcement officials write, adding that it is “critically important” that Biden see it as well.

The sheriff who wrote the letter, Thomas M. Hodgson in Bristol County, Massachusetts, sent it to his counterparts throughout the U.S. and 275 sheriffs in 39 states quickly signed it. Hodgson authored it after government figures revealed a record number of illegal immigrant minors entered the country from Mexico. Around the same time, the U.S. Border Patrol disclosed that it arrested more than twice as many criminal migrants in the first six months of fiscal year 2021 than it did in all of 2020. In the first half of this fiscal year, the Border Patrol apprehended 5,018 “criminal aliens” compared to 2,438 in all of fiscal year 2020. The agency defines criminal aliens as individuals who have been convicted of one or more crimes, whether in the U.S. or abroad, prior to interdiction by federal agents.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.20: 2021:

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(LONDON) Southwark Court Report: Husband and wife, Sherman and Choice Dvzviti, sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work and two years in prison respectively for fraud and providing unqualified immigration advice and services #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.18: Specifically, Choice Dzviti was found guilty of two counts of fraud, five counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and four counts of providing unqualified immigration services while husband Sherman Dzviti was found guilty of two counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and one count of providing unqualified service:

Prison sentence for adviser who preyed on advice seekers: ‘Choice Chido Dzviti ,43, and Sherman Dzviti, 42, of Courtenay Road, Maidstone, Kent who traded as CS Legal Consultants, CS Law Ltd and Casson Law had been found guilty of fraud, of providing unqualified immigration advice and of providing unqualified service at Southwark Crown Court on 1 February 2021’

The pair were sentenced on 12 March at Southwark Crown Court, Choice Dzviti received a two-year prison sentence (serving up to one year in prison) and ordered to pay £26,951 in compensation to five victims. Sherman Dzviti was given a community sentence of 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay compensation of £1,300. Both compensation orders are to be paid within 12 months.

The court heard that many of the complainants handed over large amounts of money and legal documents such as birth certificates and passports. The Dzvitis refused to hand them back or even to speak to the complainants leading to one contacting the Legal Ombudsman.

His Honour Judge Perrins commented, “Choice Dzviti, your offending spans several years. You ignored the findings of the First-Tier Tribunal. You deliberately misled the firm of solicitors supervising. You preyed on people who were especially vulnerable – and two of them you deliberately defrauded of significant amounts of money. You provided negligent advice and woeful client care.

“Sherman Dzviti, you were much less involved – but it cannot be said that the quality of your services was any better.”

John Tuckett, Immigration Services Commissioner, added, “In a devious and calculating way over a considerable period of time the Dzvitis were successful in dishonestly taking a significant amount of money from their clients.

“This was a serious offence given the amount of money involved and the personal impact and hardship felt by the applicants. I am delighted with the outcome in this case.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.18: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) US IMMIGRATION REPORT: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) have said they would “help receive, shelter and transport the children” for the next 90 days, it was announced on Sunday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.16: President Joe Biden has been reversing some of his predecessor’s policies: But the recent surge of arrivals is putting pressure on processing systems: There were a record number of children – 3,200 – being held in US immigration facilities on the US-Mexican border as of 8 March.

US immigration: Disaster agency Fema brought in to help with child migrant surge: ‘A US agency that normally deals with major emergencies and natural disasters has been brought in to help care for the rising numbers of migrant children arriving at the US southern border’ Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said last week that the situation on the border was “overwhelming” but not yet a crisis.

1 day ago

Migrants gather in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California Sur, Mexico, on 12 March 2021
Growing numbers of migrants are arriving on the US border with Mexico each day

Hundreds continue to arrive each day, and many are being held beyond the legal three-day limit for being processed and transferred.

Announcing Fema’s involvement, Mr Mayorkas said the agency would work with the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to “look at every available option to quickly expand physical capacity for appropriate lodging”.

“Our goal is to ensure that unaccompanied children are transferred to HHS as quickly as possible, consistent with legal requirements and in the best interest of the children,” he added.

On the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised to reverse many of Donald Trump’s restrictive migrant policies.

Since taking office in January, he has ordered the reunification of migrant children with their families, ended construction of the border wall and called for reviews of legal immigration programmes terminated by his predecessor.

But in the same month Mr Biden became president, 5,871 unaccompanied children crossed the border – up from 4,995 in December – according to data from the US Customs and Border Protection (CPB).

As of 8 March, the number of children held in US immigration facilities had tripled in just two weeks – to 3,250. Of that number, nearly half had been in detention longer than the three-day limit and were in CBP-managed facilities that were designed for adults.Asylum seekers arrive in US after year-long wait in Mexico

The HHS is required to link children up with their parents, guardians, US relatives or find a sponsor to take them in while their immigration case is being considered.

Although Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted on HHS-managed shelters to expand capacity for unaccompanied children, the New York Times reports that they are just days away from reaching maximum capacity.

Most of the unaccompanied children detained are boys between the ages of 15-17. 

Some reports suggest desperate families, who have been turned away at the US border, have been sending their children on alone to improve their chances of entering the US.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.16: 2021:

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#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON: Dec.08 – Well slightly late in the day but here it is the and this week RACE DEBATE DOMINATES


NAACP president: Overhaul policing  Cornell Williams Brooks decries a “pandemic of police misconduct.”  http://ow.ly/FuY26

Eric Garner ‘murdered unjustly,’ widow says  Esaw Garner said her husband’s death isn’t simply a racial issue.  http://ow.ly/FuNmO

NYC mayor: I respect the grand jury process  Bill De Blasio said there are systemic racial problems in the United States.  http://ow.ly/FuRgZ

NYPD investigation of Garner killing may take 4 months  NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the chokehold “looks awful.”  http://ow.ly/FuWvx

Philly mayor sees trust gap  Residents and police are afraid of each other, Michael Nutter said.  http://ow.ly/FuPEd

W on Garner decision: ‘How sad’  Former President George W. Bush said the grand jury’s decision was “hard to understand.”  http://ow.ly/FuOw7

Limbaugh: Obama can heal racial tensions   The radio host blamed Obama and other Democrats for not defending police enough.  http://ow.ly/FuE5O


Limbaugh: GOP too timid on immigration   Republicans shouldn’t worry about a shutdown, Rush Limbaugh said.  http://ow.ly/FuF0K

GOP governor-elect: Obama lawsuit about abuse of power  Gov.-elect Greg Abbott (R-Texas) says his latest lawsuit is about more than immigration.  http://ow.ly/FuU6i


W: Jeb thinking about family for 2016 run   “If I need to reiterate it I will: Run, Jeb,” George W. Bush said.  http://ow.ly/FuMlq

W calls Hillary ‘my sister-in-law’  The former president said Hillary Clinton would make a formidable candidate.  http://ow.ly/FuYXx

La. governor: 2016 polls don’t matter now   Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) said he’s been an underdog before.  http://ow.ly/FuJcP

Ohio governor: No decision on presidential run  Kasich defended his policies that don’t match with the GOP platform.  http://ow.ly/FuThK

Next Texas governor: I’m staying out of 2016  Several potential GOP candidates have Texas ties.  http://ow.ly/FuRH1


Newest GOP senator: Victory an ‘exclamation mark’   Cassidy said rolling back Obama’s healthcare law would be one of his top priorities.  http://ow.ly/FuAQt


House intel chairman: Raid should ‘reengage’ ransom debate   “I commend the president for acting,” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said.  http://ow.ly/FuF9L


Key lawmaker defends House Benghazi report   “It’s not meant to be the definitive report,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.).  http://ow.ly/FuH2w


Ambassador: Garner protests should not affect royals’ visit  Prince William and the duchess of Cambridge have events planned in New York.  http://ow.ly/FuTGj

Previous Wraps all here: #ANS2014

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#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Dec.02 – With the shut-down clock ticking, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday pitched a two-step plan to House Republicans that would keep the government funded and also fight back against President Obama’s executive action on immigration The Hill reported. 

Boehner told lawmakers in a closed-door meeting he plans to bring a bill to the floor this week pushing back on Obama’s unilateral move on immigration, a GOP source inside the room said.

The largely symbolic bill, introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), would state that the executive branch doesn’t have the authority to delay deportations of undocumented immigrants.


#funding, #immigration, #two-step-plan


#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – Nov.23 – President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he “bent over backwards” to give Congress leeway to pass immigration reform The Hill reported.   

On ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said he has issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents “by a long-shot.”


#executive-actions, #immigration


#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – Nov.21 – House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was “damaging the presidency” with his unilateral action on immigration AP reported. 

He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.

“I will say to you, the House will, in fact, act,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said at a news conference the morning after Obama announced plans to offer deportation relief and work permits to 5 million immigrants who are in the country illegally.


#deportation, #illegally, #immigration, #presidency


#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Nov.20 – Amnesty supporters and detractors alike have long expected Barack Obama to announce unilateral action regarding immigration shortly after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

According to a Reuters report Wednesday, that announcement will come Friday during a stop in Las Vegas.

Early reports are based on a Las Vegas Review-Journal report confirming Obama has scheduled a stop in the city this week and a subsequent CNBC claim that he will share details of an executive order during the trip.

While there are few confirmed details regarding the contents of his anticipated immigration plan, Reuters cited a source who advised the action will defer deportation of the illegal parents of legal American citizens.

Activist Dawn Le of the Alliance for Citizenship sent an email out to her contacts this week calling for the formation of “watch parties” Thursday evening and Friday in anticipation of a “celebratory” announcement regarding amnesty. BuzzFeed reported that labour union representative Jeff Hauser passed the correspondence along to several news organizations – apparently by accident.

The email, which was obviously sent to rally pro-amnesty activists, arrived in the inboxes of reporters from major outlets, including the New York Times and USA Today, before Hauser followed up with a second email asking the recipients to “please ignore” his previous message.

Obama will also likely allow immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally to remain in this country and could announce new border security measures.

Reports suggest the only deportation efforts Obama is interested in pursuing involve illegals convicted of serious crimes.



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#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – Press Release – November 03 – The Secure Travel and Counter-terrorism Partnership Act of 2007 (part of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, also known as the “9/11 Act”) (Pub. L. No. 110-53) amended Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, requiring that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implement an electronic travel authorization system and other measures to enhance the security of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

' Strengthening Security of the Visa Waiver Program through Enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization '

‘ Strengthening Security of the Visa Waiver Program through Enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization ‘

On August 1, 2008, DHS implemented the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), adding a significant layer of security to the VWP by enabling U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to conduct security vetting of prospective VWP travelers to determine if they pose a law enforcement or security risk before they board aircraft destined for the United States.

Although the U.S. Government does not currently have any credible information that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or other Syria-based terrorist groups are planning imminent attacks against the United States, we do know that a significant number of foreign fighters have traveled to Syria over the past three years, including citizens from the United States and Europe.

Many of these foreign fighters have joined ISIL’s and other terrorist groups’ ranks and there are significant concerns that these groups may use these fighters to conduct external attacks. These foreign fighters are likely to gain experience and training from the Syria-based groups and eventually may return to their own countries battle-hardened and further radicalized. Many of these fighters may possess valid European and U.S. passports or travel documents, and pose a potential threat for committing terrorist attacks in Europe or the United States.

ESTA has been a highly effective security and vetting tool that has enabled DHS to deny travel under the VWP to thousands of prospective travelers who pose a risk to the United States. Since program inception in August 2008, CBP has approved millions of ESTA applications, but has denied over 4,300 ESTA applications as a result of vetting against the U.S. Government’s known/suspected terrorist watchlist.

During that same period of time, CBP has also denied over 22,500 ESTA applications for individuals who applied for an ESTA using a passport that had been reported as lost or stolen. As part of our commitment to preventing terrorist attacks here in the homeland and to strengthening border and immigration security, DHS has been carefully evaluating options for further strengthening the security of the VWP, to include enhancements to ESTA that would bolster CBP’s ability to identify potential security threats.

In response to increasing concerns regarding foreign fighters, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is strengthening the security of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) through enhancements to ESTA. These improvements are designed to address the immediate foreign fighter threat, provide an additional layer of enduring security for the VWP and facilitate visa-free travel to the United States.

DHS has determined that ESTA enhancements will improve the Department’s ability to screen prospective VWP travelers and more accurately and effectively identify those who pose a security risk to the United States.

DHS also believes enhancements to ESTA will help the Department facilitate adjudication of ESTA applications. By requiring ESTA applicants to provide additional information, DHS will enhance its ability to identify ESTA applicants on the terrorist watchlist and therefore reduce the number of inconclusive matches that currently result in an ESTA denial, requiring the applicant to apply for a visa for travel to the United States.

ESTA is a web-based application and screening system used to determine whether certain aliens are eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP. As stated in the ESTA Privacy Impact Assessment Update dated June 5, 2013, DHS has entered a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) that permits NCTC to use ESTA information to facilitate NCTC’s counterterrorism efforts and helps to ensure travel authorizations are not issued to individuals who pose a threat to national security.

No single data element by itself enhances ESTA to address the foreign fighter threat. It is the combined totality of existing and new ESTA data elements that will help the U.S. Government mitigate the foreign fighter threat and facilitate lawful travel under the VWP.

All ESTA data elements will help DHS adjudicate applications and, in many cases, enable DHS to distinguish between lawful applicants and individuals of concern.

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NORTH AMERICA: ‘ Task-Force Recommends Prioritising Canada-Mexico-US Foreign Policy ‘

#AceNewsServices  NORTH AMERICA: On October 02 a new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the Canada-Mexico-U.S. relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world.

“It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy,” the report says. “The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbours can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad.”

The Task Force proposes a comprehensive set of recommendations for deepening North American integration, concentrating on four pivotal areas—energy, economic competitiveness, security, and community. These include:


Capitalizing on North America’s promising energy outlook. The North American countries need a regional energy strategy to strengthen the continent’s energy infrastructure, expand energy exports, support Mexico’s historic reforms, improve safety, and encourage harmonized policies to promote energy conservation and reduce carbon emissions.

“For economic, environmental, and diplomatic reasons, the Task Force recommends that the U.S. government encourage increased energy connections with Canada and Mexico. The U.S. government should approve additional pipeline capacity, including the Keystone XL pipeline,” the report says. “The Task Force also proposes that the United States end restrictions on energy exports, including oil and LNG (liquefied natural gas).”


Bolstering economic competitiveness through the freer movement of goods and services across borders. Upgrading infrastructure and policies across borders would interconnect national economies securely and efficiently. Recognizing trilateral economic interests, the United States should also include Canada and Mexico in its negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and other free trade agreements.

“The United States’ ability to compete in a dynamic and competitive world economy would be strengthened by enhanced economic ties with Canada and Mexico,” the report explains. “The Task Force recommends working toward the free and unimpeded movement of goods and services across North America’s common borders.”


Strengthening security through a unified continental strategy and “continuous border innovation.” While working toward the goal of a unified security strategy for North America, the United States and Canada should support Mexican efforts to strengthen the democratic rule of law, dismantle criminal networks, contribute to the development of resilient and cohesive communities, and reduce arms smuggling and drug consumption.

“The United States should shift from border-centric security toward a strategy of combining perimeter protection with security in depth through the use of intelligence, risk assessment, shared capabilities, and joint actions throughout the region,” the report says.


Fostering a North American community through comprehensive immigration reform, workforce development, and the creation of a mobility accord to facilitate the movement of workers. The U.S. Congress should pass comprehensive immigration reforms. To better aid the movement of North American workers, the three countries should also create a North American Mobility Accord, expand visas for skilled workers, streamline recognition of professional credentials, and develop a regional educational innovation strategy.

“The Task Force strongly recommends the passage of comprehensive federal immigration reform that secures U.S. borders, prevents illegal entry, provides visas on the basis of economic need, invites talented and skilled people to settle in the United States, and offers a pathway to legalization for undocumented immigrants now in the United States,” the report says.


Chaired by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR Global Institute, and Robert B. Zoellick, former president of the World Bank Group and chairman of Goldman Sachs’s International Advisors, the Task Force is composed of a diverse and distinguished group of experts that includes former government officials, scholars, and others. The project is directed by CFR Senior Fellow for Latin America StudiesShannon K. O’Neil.



#canada, #canada-mexico-us, #economic, #energy, #immigration, #mexico, #north-america, #security, #us

” Switzerland will not be able to sign a `Labour Market Pact’ with Croatia following a Shock Referendum”

#AceWorldNews says after immigration vote, Swiss have to rework Croatia labour deal according to ZURICH (Reuters).
Switzerland has told the newest European Union member, Croatia, that it will not be able to sign a labour market pact as planned on July 1, following a shock referendum vote in favour of immigration curbs.

#croatia, #deal, #european-union, #immigration, #labour, #reuters, #switzerland, #zurich

“Human Rights Watch Calls on `Spain & Morocco’ to `End Abuse’ of Immigrants”

#AceWorldNews says `Human Rights Watch Calls on Spain, Morocco to End Abuse of Sub-Saharan immigrants ‘

English: Human Rights Watch logo Русский: Лого...

English: Human Rights Watch logo Русский: Логотип Хьюман Райтс Вотч (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Human Rights Watch on Monday called on Morocco and Spain to end the abusive treatment of sub-Saharan immigrants. The call came after nine migrants drowned trying to reach the Spanish territory of Ceuta, AFP reported.

The security forces “commonly beat, otherwise abuse and sometimes steal” from sub-Saharan migrants, HRW said. Rabat launched an operation in January to regularize the migrants’ situation. The rights group also criticized Spanish security forces for using “excessive force when they summarily expel migrants” from their north African territories of Ceuta and Melilla.


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#aceworldnews, #black-people, #ceuta, #human-rights-watch, #immigration, #law-enforcement-in-spain, #melilla, #morocco, #spain, #sub-saharan-africa

” Australia Apologises to Indonesia for Naval Breaches of their Territory”

#AceWorldNews says Australia apologized to Indonesia on Friday for naval breaches of Indonesian territory, Reuters reported. The breaches happened as Canberra stop boats carrying would-be asylum seekers from entering its waters. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison had been told earlier this week about the “inadvertent breaches” on multiple days and immediately informed the Indonesian navy. A formal apology would be issued by Australia’s embassy in Jakarta on Friday. Indonesia downgraded its relations with Australia in November as a result of spying allegations.

#asylum-seekers, #australia, #canberra, #immigration, #indonesia, #jakarta, #reuters, #spying

Calls For Action To Protect Human Rights – After Lampedusa Tradegy


Lampedusa (Photo credit: Dorli Photography)

Following reports of a second ship capsizing off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to protect the rights of migrants and take action to prevent such tragic incidents.

“The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to hear reports of the loss of lives as another boat carrying migrants capsized yesterday off the coast of Italy, only a few days after the tragic incident near Lampedusa which had already claimed more than 300 lives,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a <“http://www.un.org/sg/statements/?nid=7196“>statement.

According to media reports, at least 27 people died and 221 were saved on Friday after their boat capsized near Lampedusa.

The incident occurred just over a week after more than 300 migrants, mostly Ethiopian, lost their lives when their boat caught fire half a mile from the coast, leading the vessel to capsize in the same area.

“The Secretary-General calls on the international community to take action to prevent such tragedies in the future, including measures that address their root causes and that places the vulnerability and human rights of migrants at the centre of the response,” the statement said.

#aceworldnews, #ban-ki-moon, #boat, #capsizing, #friday, #immigration, #international-community, #italian-australian, #italy, #lampedusa, #migrants