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Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. An immigrant is someone who intends to reside permanently, and not a casual visitor or traveler. Immigration means "in-migration" into a country, and is the reverse of emigration, or "out-migration." The long term and/or permanent movement of human population in general, whether into, out of, or within countries (or before the existence of recognised countries) is regarded as migration... [ Wikipedia ]

Executive Orders
October 18, 2014
07/21/2014: Obama signed order on LGBT job discrimination 04/08/2014: Obama announced the signing of executive actions targeting gender wage gap 11/01/2013: Obama administration established climate change task force through executive order 09/25/2012: Obama signed order strengthening protecti....... [more]

Kenya passes law to protect against human trafficking
August 29, 2014
Kenya's parliament passed a law on Wednesday that will provide greater support to victims of human trafficking and will make it easier to secure convictions for perpetrators. The Victim Protection Bill provides improved support to victims of crime, including the provision of a place of safety, food....... [more]

HRW: Migrants in Yemen being held in detention camps
May 26, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Monday that traffickers in Yemen are holding African migrants in detention camps and using torture as a method of extorting money from their families with the cooperation of local officials. The report, entitled "'Yemen's Torture Camps': Abuse of Migrants by Huma....... [more]

AI: Qatar failing to protect migrant domestic workers from exploitation
April 23, 2014
Migrant workers in Qatar face human rights abuse including forced labor, excessively long working hours, verbal harassment, and physical and sexual violence, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report released Wednesday. The report, entitled "Qatar: 'My sleep is my break': Exploitation of mig....... [more]

Council of Europe: continent facing worst human rights crisis since Cold War
April 17, 2014
The Council of Europe's (COE) Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland issued a report Wednesday addressing the dire human rights issues Europe is facing. Jagland stated in the report that more action needs to be taken due to the Ukrainian crisis creating a negative impact on European society. In the pr....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Seychelles to adopt anti-trafficking measures
February 4, 2014
The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo on Friday urged the island nation of Seychelles to establish a National Action Plan to combat human trafficking, and to hasten to pass the draft anti-trafficking bill currently circulating in its leg....... [more]

Corruption costing EU billions: report
February 3, 2014
Corruption costs EU member states approximately ?120 billion each year, according to the European Commission (EC) EU Anti-Corruption Report released Monday. The first-ever EC report on the subject details the nature of corruption in each member state as well as the impact corruption has on the....... [more]

Report finds Eritrea's military involved in human trafficking to Sudan
December 5, 2013
A team of Dutch and Swedish researchers released a report on Wednesday which concluded that senior military officers in Eritrea are kidnapping Eritrean children and smuggling them into Sudan. The report, entitled "The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond," was released and presented during a he....... [more]

International rights experts call for concerted global response to human trafficking
October 18, 2013
A UN independent rights expert on Friday joined with two other key international anti-trafficking expert mechanisms to call for global cooperation in the fight against the transnational trafficking of persons. Human rights experts from the UN, the Council of Europe (COE) and the Organization for Coo....... [more]

Victims of human trafficking need further help to reintegrate: UN report
October 15, 2013
A UN-backed report released Monday warned that victims of human trafficking in South-East Asia are not given adequate help for reintegration into their communities. Reintegration of human trafficking victims involves many steps following an individual's exit from trafficking, but begins with identif....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Italy to increase efforts to fight human trafficking
September 20, 2013
The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo called Friday on the government of Italy to increase efforts to disrupt and eliminate human trafficking. In the release issued at the end of Ezeilo's official visit to the country she concluded that....... [more]


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