Immigration

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The regularisation scheme for long-term undocumented migrants has opened for applications from this morning. Thousands of undocumented migrants and their families who are living in Ireland are expected to be eligible for the scheme, which began accepting online applications at 10am and will run for

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Priti Patel's proposed new UK border laws would breach the UK's obligations under international law, UN experts have said. In a joint statement, five UN special rapporteurs said the Nationality and Borders Bill would "seriously undermine the protection of the human rights of trafficked persons, incl

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People arriving at Dublin Airport without permission to enter the State will be held in dedicated detention facilities at the airport under Garda plans. The former Transaer building at Dublin airport has been refitted and now contains the new Dublin Airport Garda station and additional office facili

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Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban has said his government will keep its controversial immigration laws, in defiance of an EU ruling. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last month ruled that Hungary's law criminalising lawyers and activists who helped asylum seekers fell foul of EU

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Westminster legislation which would require non-Irish EU citizens to apply for pre-travel clearance before crossing the border is "unworkable and would be unenforceable", a Sinn Féin MLA has said. Speaking in the Assembly yesterday, Dr Caoimhe Archibald, MLA for East Londonderry, said the pro

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New legislation which will widen the offence of people smuggling will not lead to prosecutions of humanitarian organisations, the government has insisted. The Criminal Justice (Smuggling of Persons) Bill, which replaces most aspects of the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000, was approved by T

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Asylum seekers who have been waiting more than two years to have their applications processed will be granted permission to stay in Ireland under a new scheme. Ministers have approved a scheme to regularise thousands of undocumented migrants and their families who are living in Ireland, justice mini

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Hungary broke EU law by making it an offence for people or groups to help migrants and refugees apply for asylum, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled. The country erected a razor-wire barrier on the border with Serbia and Croatia in in 2015 as one million people, most of whom were f

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New applicants for Irish citizenship will not be required to submit their original passport with their initial application under changes coming into effect from next year. The move is one of a number of changes aimed at simplifying and streamlining the processing of citizenship applications and faci

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Dublin-based McGrath McGrane LLP has announced the appointment of Taise Azevedo as a solicitor in the firm's immigration department. Ms Azevedo qualified as a lawyer in Brazil in 2017 and in Portugal in 2020. She joined the firm as a legal assistant in 2019 and was recently admitted to the roll of s

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A minister in the Northern Ireland Executive has said her department will have "no part" in enforcing new Home Office rules targeting rough sleepers for deportation. Communities minister Deirdre Hargey said guidance issued by the Home Office in April, to the effect that homeless non-nationals can be

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Immigration and international protection permissions have been extended again until the middle of January 2022 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the eighth extension announced since the start of the pandemic, almost all of which were billed as the "final" extension.

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