Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Immigration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Asylum Procedure Act Amended to Restrict Applicants from Balkan States http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404240_text Asylum; Immigration - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404240_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Tables New Bill on Cultural Practices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404216_text Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; Marriage and family status - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404216_text Global Legal Monitor: Central America; Mexico; United States: Agreements on Goals of Common Plan to Prosecute Human Traffickers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404174_text Human trafficking; Immigration; International affairs - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404174_text Global Legal Monitor: Central America: Plan to Curb Migration to the U.S. http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404165_text Immigration; International affairs - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404165_text Global Legal Monitor: Central America; Mexico; United States: Agreement to Collaborate on Human Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404140_text Human trafficking; Immigration; International affairs - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404140_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Abolition of Crime of "Illegal Immigration" and the Mare Nostrum Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404131_text Administrative remedies; Boundaries; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Immigration - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404131_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Postponed Implementation of Provisions on Parental Kidnapping http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404127_text Child custody; Families ; Immigration - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404127_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Immigration of Same-Sex Spouses Under the Law of Return http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404102_text Immigration; Same-sex marriage - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404102_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Begging to Become Illegal Again http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404078_text Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; State and local government - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404078_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Global Strategy to End Detention of Refugees Includes Suggested Legal Reforms http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404069_text Asylum; Child welfare; Immigration; Refugees - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404069_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Rules on Unaccompanied Minors Entering the EU Illegally http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404068_text Asylum; Child welfare; Immigration; Undocumented immigrants - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404068_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Central America; Mexico; United States: Agreement on Unaccompanied Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404062_text Immigration; International affairs; Undocumented immigrants - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404062_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: No Violent Fans for the World Cup http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404039_text Border security; Immigration; Sports and recreation - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404039_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Combined Residence and Work Permit Implemented for Some Foreign Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403947_text Immigration; Labor - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403947_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Universal Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403907_text Immigration - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403907_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Citizenship of Son Not Enough to Prevent Deportation of Suspected Terrorist http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403883_text Immigration; National security - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403883_text Global Legal Monitor: Georgia: New Visa and Migration Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403822_text Citizenship and nationality; Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403822_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Calls for Immigration Reform Following Controversial Deportation Order http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403779_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403779_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Repeal of Law Authorizing Three-Year Detention of "Infiltrators" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403711_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403711_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Convicted Felon Denied Immigration Status Under Law of Return http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403699_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403699_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Visa Rules Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403678_text Border security; Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403678_text Global Legal Monitor: China: City of Beijing Requires Certificate of No Criminal Record for Foreigner Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403669_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Immigration; Labor - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403669_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403616_text Family; Immigration - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403616_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Visa System Proposed, Public Opinions Being Solicited http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403596_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 20 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403596_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Government Plans to Crack Down on Returning Foreign Convicts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403508_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403508_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Rules Proposed to Improve Border Control and Facilitate Entry of Frequent Travelers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403512_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403512_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposed Law to Give Relief to Alien Victims of Domestic Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403486_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403486_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Migration Board Proposes Plan to Attract Foreign Students http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403417_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403417_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Plan in Place to Revise Immigration Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403320_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403320_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Proposal on Making Biometric Data Mandatory for Residency Permit Applications http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403032_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403032_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights; Italy: Sanctions Result in Review of Immigration Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403010_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403010_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Proposed New Immigration Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403004_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403004_text Global Legal Monitor: Hong Kong: Dispute over Policy on Influx of Mothers from China Giving Birth in Hong Kong http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402991_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402991_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: New Immigration Policy Needed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402948_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402948_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Implementation of New Immigration Law Delayed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402859_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402859_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Police Criticized for Treatment of Beggars http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402852_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402852_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Establishment of Immigration Appeals Tribunal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402780_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402780_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Spain: Temporary Limitation of Free Movement of Romanian Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402782_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402782_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Government May Recover the Cost of Social Assistance to an Immigrant from the Immigrant's Sponsor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402761_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402761_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Law on Immigration, Integration and Nationality http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402731_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402731_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Regulation of Employment Visas of Providers of Elder Care http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402699_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402699_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposals Aimed at Services to Foreigners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402626_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402626_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Move Toward Providing Health Care, Education for Illegal Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402566_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402566_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Amendments to Immigration Act Proposed to Ease Overseas Nationals' Obtaining ID Cards http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402485_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402485_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights: Ruling Against Greece and Belgium on Asylum Procedure http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402483_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402483_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Storage of Biometric Data from Foreigners Benefiting from Repatriation Aid http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402289_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402289_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Deportations of Roma: European Commission Assesses Recent Developments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402291_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402291_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Draft Law on Immigration, Integration, and Nationality http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402255_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402255_text Global Legal Monitor: Bahamas: Government Launches New Effort to Stem Illegal Immigration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402247_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402247_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Migration Court Stops Transfer of Asylum Seekers to Greece Despite Dublin II Regulation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402229_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402229_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Report on Managing the Common European Asylum System and Effectiveness of Biometric Database (EURODAC) http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402207_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402207_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Who Is a Jew for Immigration Purposes Under the Law of Return http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402169_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402169_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: International Marriages to Be Strictly Controlled http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402173_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402173_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Denial of Entry to Head of State Ruled Not a Matter of EU Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402073_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402073_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Court Strikes Down Harsher Penalties for Illegal Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402055_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402055_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: New Requirements for Labor Migrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402034_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402034_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Draft Law on Immigration, Integration, and Nationality http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401929_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401929_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Easier Procedures for Migrant Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401857_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401857_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Immigration Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401801_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401801_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Residence Permit Fees to Be Increased in 2010 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401664_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401664_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Saskatchewan Adopts New Procedures to Attract Entrepreneurs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401606_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401606_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Immigration Privileges for Those Who Know Russian http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401571_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401571_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: New Law Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401417_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401417_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Immigration Policy Influenced by Female Genital Mutilation Risk http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401260_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401260_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Non-Resident Status Proposed for Nepalis Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401256_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401256_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Immigration Law Reform Eases Hiring of Highly Qualified Aliens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401196_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401196_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Mexico City Bill to Grant Guest Status to Migrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401205_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401205_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Immigration Cases to Be Reopened http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401141_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401141_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Permanent Residence More Accessible to Certain Stateless Persons and Others http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401009_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401009_text Global Legal Monitor: Northern Mariana Islands: Governor Brings Suit in U.S. Court over Immigration Issue http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540853_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540853_text Global Legal Monitor: European Parliament: Sanctions for Hiring Illegal Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540769_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540769_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Falun Gong Members Ruled Eligible for Asylum http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540655_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540655_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Exchange of Data with Interpol on Lost and Stolen Passports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540624_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540624_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: New Rules Will Allow Many Foreign Students to Stay http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540613_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540613_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Introduction of Seasonal Worker Program http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540608_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540608_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Return of Illegal Immigrants Directive http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540525_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540525_text Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Asylum Procedures to Be Revised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540526_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540526_text Global Legal Monitor: Nicaragua: Refugee Legislation Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540527_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540527_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: High Court Grants Citizenship to Stateless Bihari Refugees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540576_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540576_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Permanent Residence for Investors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540578_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540578_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Points-Based Immigration System Declared Unlawful http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540580_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540580_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Changes to Nationality Law Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540579_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540579_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Acceptance of Indonesian Healthcare Workers Based on Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540577_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540577_text Global Legal Monitor: Austria: Deportation of Illegal Aliens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540443_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540443_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil; Spain: Protocol on Immigration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540444_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540444_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Immigration Reforms Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540445_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree, A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540445_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Labor Immigration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540447_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree, A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been It was reported in the Swedish press that on April 29, 2008, the Swedish government would present a bill on work-related immigration that would make it easier, beginning in mid-December, for people from countries outside the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540447_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Visa Restrictions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540446_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree, A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been It was reported in the Swedish press that on April 29, 2008, the Swedish government would present a bill on work-related immigration that would make it easier, beginning in mid-December, for people from countries outside the On May 6, 2008, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) admitted that more restrictive visa requirements had been introduced: "[w]e have made some arrangements according to usual international practice. That is, in the approval process we... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540446_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Immigration Rules Unlawful http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540378_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree, A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been It was reported in the Swedish press that on April 29, 2008, the Swedish government would present a bill on work-related immigration that would make it easier, beginning in mid-December, for people from countries outside the On May 6, 2008, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) admitted that more restrictive visa requirements had been introduced: "[w]e have made some arrangements according to usual international practice. That is, in the approval process we What was described as one of the biggest overhauls of the United Kingdom's immigration laws has been declared unlawful by the High Court. The new immigration rules provided for a tougher entry system based upon points... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540378_text Global Legal Monitor: Guinea Bissau; Spain: Cooperation Agreement on Immigration Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540306_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree, A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been It was reported in the Swedish press that on April 29, 2008, the Swedish government would present a bill on work-related immigration that would make it easier, beginning in mid-December, for people from countries outside the On May 6, 2008, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) admitted that more restrictive visa requirements had been introduced: "[w]e have made some arrangements according to usual international practice. That is, in the approval process we What was described as one of the biggest overhauls of the United Kingdom's immigration laws has been declared unlawful by the High Court. The new immigration rules provided for a tougher entry system based upon points On January 27, 2008, the Foreign Minister of Spain, Miguel Angel Moratinos, visited Guinea-Bissau to meet with Prime Minister Martinho N'Dafa Cabi. At the meeting, representatives of the two countries signed a cooperation agreement on immigration... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540306_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Quotas for Guest Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540307_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree, A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been It was reported in the Swedish press that on April 29, 2008, the Swedish government would present a bill on work-related immigration that would make it easier, beginning in mid-December, for people from countries outside the On May 6, 2008, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) admitted that more restrictive visa requirements had been introduced: "[w]e have made some arrangements according to usual international practice. That is, in the approval process we What was described as one of the biggest overhauls of the United Kingdom's immigration laws has been declared unlawful by the High Court. The new immigration rules provided for a tougher entry system based upon points On January 27, 2008, the Foreign Minister of Spain, Miguel Angel Moratinos, visited Guinea-Bissau to meet with Prime Minister Martinho N'Dafa Cabi. At the meeting, representatives of the two countries signed a cooperation agreement on immigration On February 1, 2008, a new annual cycle for the issuance of migrant quotas started in Russia. According to a government regulation, two million guest workers from abroad will be admitted in 2008, including about 60,000... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540307_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: New Migrant Entry Tax for Public Services http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540308_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related The Swedish government and the Green Party recently announced an agreement on a policy toward migrants. The plan would allow even those in the country illegally to receive health care and education and would give them It was reported on January 19, 2011, that the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), an advisory body to the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), has proposed amendments to the Immigration Act, whereby overseas-born Republic of China On January 21, 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered its judgment in the case of M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece and held that Greece and Belgium violated three articles Starting October 1, 2010, biometric data (digital photographs and fingerprints) of foreigners who benefited from repatriation aid will be stored in a database referred to as OSCAR (Outil Simplifie de Controle des Aides au Retour- Tool On September 29, 2010, members of the European Commission met to discuss France's recent deportations of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria, to determine whether the French government either 1) is complying with European Union law on The debate on a draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality is scheduled to begin September 28, 2010, before the French National Assembly (Assembl;e Nationale, Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la Although the Bahamas is one of the wealthier countries in the Caribbean, the recent downturn in tourism and the contraction of the financial sector due to the enactment of reforms of many It was reported on September 6, 2010, that the Migration Court (Migrationsdomstolen) in Malm, Sweden, decided to stop the transfer of five asylum seekers to Greece, where the two women and their three children had first On August 3, 2010, the European Commission published the 2009 annual report on the performance and activities of EURODAC. EURODAC was established to compare fingerprints in the Common Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), in furtherance of On August 2, 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel partially rejected a petition filed against the Minister of Interior seeking the issuance of an Oleh visa. The petitioner argued that she was entitled to an Oleh On July 20, 2010, Korea's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MGEF) made a joint announcement with seven other governmental agencies, titled "Cross-Governmental Policy to Promote Wholesome International Marriage." According to the Policy, the Enforcement Decree On June 24, 2010, the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion in the infringement proceedings initiated by Hungary against Slovakia for denying the Hungarian President entry into its territory. The events that gave rise to the On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On May 7, 2010, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (lower house of the legislature) finalized amendments to the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Individuals in the Russian Federation and to related On March 31, 2010, the French Immigration Minister presented a new draft law on immigration, integration, and nationality to the Council of Ministers. (Projet de loi relative andagrave; l'immigration, andagrave; l'int;gration et andagrave; la nationalit;, LEGIFRANCE, On February 26, 2010, the State Duma (legislature) of the Russian Federation approved on a first reading and accepted for further consideration amendments to the nation's legislation on migration that were proposed by the Cabinet of In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years The Dutch government has increased the fees that must be paid in order to obtain a residence permit in the Netherlands. The new fee schedule also affects the cost of obtaining a replacement resident document and Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated According to news reports, the legislative agenda of the Federation Council (upper chamber) will include a bill on privileges for those labor migrants who have a knowledge of the Russian language. This bill was approved by On July 2, 2009, Brazil issued Law No. 11,961, granting amnesty to immigrants who currently are in an irregular or illegal situation and who entered the country before February 1, 2009. The immigrant may request It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens On January 1, 2009, a Worker Migration Control Act (Gesetz zur arbeitsmarktadequaten Steuerung der Zuwanderung Hochqualifizierter und zur Anderung weiterer aufenthaltsrechtlicher Regelungen (Arbeitsmigrationssteuerungsgesetz), Dec. 20, 2008, BUNDESGESETZBLATT [BGBl] I at 2846) became effective, making it easier It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The On January 23, 2009, an amendment to Taiwan's Immigration Law (literally, Law on Entering or Leaving the Country and Immigration, adopted on May 21, 1999) was published in the GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. Sections 105 and 503 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI] in Political Union with the United States reserve the right to establish immigration laws for CNMI to the U.S. According to European Union estimates, there are approximately four to eight million immigrants who are hired to work in the EU despite a lack of proper documentation. It is estimated that their number increases by half On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that two practitioners of the Falun Gong religion from the People's Republic of China had established a well-founded fear of future persecution, Pursuant to Common Position 2005/96/JHA, European Union Member States are required to report information on stolen and lost passports to Interpol. The objective of the Common Position is to prevent and fight organized crime, including terrorism, Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The Australia is introducing a three-year Seasonal Worker Pilot Program, under which workers from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatumay work for up to seven months a year in the horticulture industry. Under the program, as There are approximately eight million illegal immigrants in the European Union. These immigrants can be held for a certain period of time until their final status is determined by the immigration authorities of the EU Member On June 24, 2008, the Government of the Netherlands announced a large-scale revision of procedures for asylum seekers. They will no longer be interrogated immediately, as they are under current procedures; instead, they will be allowed Twenty-eight years after acceding to the United Nations Convention on Refugees, on June 5, 2008, Nicaragua approved the Law on Protection of Refugees. The legislature passed the Law by a nearly unanimous vote. The Law mandates The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, The Korean government will ease the rule contained in the Immigration Control Enforcement Decree to give investors permanent resident status. Foreigners will be able to obtain permanent residence status beginning in September 2008 when they invest The recently introduced points-based immigration system in the UK, under which migrants are awarded points for meeting various criteria to obtain entry into the UK, has been introduced unlawfully, according to British courts. The new regime Legislators of the Kuomintang (Nationalist, or KMT) Party may seek an amendment to the Nationality Law to establish conditions and limitations on Taiwan government officials' holding permanent resident status in foreign countries, such as the rank Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will On March 15, 2008, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the deportation of an illegal alien is unconstitutional if it violates the guarantee of the family of article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Docket On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree, A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been It was reported in the Swedish press that on April 29, 2008, the Swedish government would present a bill on work-related immigration that would make it easier, beginning in mid-December, for people from countries outside the On May 6, 2008, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) admitted that more restrictive visa requirements had been introduced: "[w]e have made some arrangements according to usual international practice. That is, in the approval process we What was described as one of the biggest overhauls of the United Kingdom's immigration laws has been declared unlawful by the High Court. The new immigration rules provided for a tougher entry system based upon points On January 27, 2008, the Foreign Minister of Spain, Miguel Angel Moratinos, visited Guinea-Bissau to meet with Prime Minister Martinho N'Dafa Cabi. At the meeting, representatives of the two countries signed a cooperation agreement on immigration On February 1, 2008, a new annual cycle for the issuance of migrant quotas started in Russia. According to a government regulation, two million guest workers from abroad will be admitted in 2008, including about 60,000 The public services in the United Kingdom have faced a strain in light of increasing numbers of migrants utilizing them. The government has recently announced a new "immigration tax" that will be levied on immigrants entering... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540308_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Federal Court Rules Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S. Is Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540241_text Immigration and nationality - The Bundesrat (Federal Council), the upper house of Germany's parliament, has passed amendments to the country's Asylum Procedure Act that will deny as "unfounded" applications of asylum seekers from the western Balkan states of Serbia, Macedonia, On November 5, 2014, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced the tabling of a new bill, whose short title is the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. The legislation would amend On September 25, 2014, high ranking government officials from the Justice Departments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States met in Mexico City in order to create a proposal for the Attorneys General On September 23, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a regional plan to boost economic growth in poor countries and thus slow the exodus In September 2014, attorneys general from Mexico, the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras met in Mexico City to discuss strategies aimed at improving safety throughout Central America, in order to tackle the circumstances that In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country's new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, On August 12, 2014, Israel's Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, instructed the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA), a unit that operates within the Ministry of Interior, to approve the immigration of same-sex spouses of persons who As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at On June 26, 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend EC Regulation No. 343/2003, the Dublin Regulation, which establishes that only one EU Member is responsible for handling each asylum application. It also lays In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and On June 10, 2014, the Ministry of Justice published Administrative Act No. 933, which provides that entrance into the country is to be denied during Brazil's hosting of the World Cup to anyone who is included From April 1, 2014, qualified foreign nationals who come to the Netherlands to work for a period longer than three months will receive a combined residence and work permit (gecombineerde vergunning voor verblijf en arbeid) from On March 7, 2014, a new study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) was presented to Social Affairs and Health Minister Susanna Huovinen. The study, which was commissioned by the government last On December 20, 2013, the Swedish Administrative Supreme Court denied an application for judicial review by a man threatened with deportation. (Sakerheten vager tyngre an svensk medborgares karnrattigheter - terrormisttankt utvisas [Security Heavier than a On December 13, 2013, the Parliament of Georgia passed, on a first reading, the Bill on the Legal Status of Foreign and Stateless Individuals. (Legal Status of Foreigners Will Be Regulated by a New Law In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On September 16, 2013, Israel's High Court, with an extended bench of nine justices, repealed the Law for Prevention of Infiltration (Offenses and Jurisdiction) (Amendment No. 3 and Temporary Order) Law, 5772-2012 (hereinafter LPI 2012). On August 22, 2013, Israel's High Court of Justice (H.C.J.) rejected a petition against the Ministry of Interior's decision to deny a Jewish citizen of Ukraine (the petitioner) oleh immigration status based on his criminal record. On July 12, 2013, the State Council promulgated a set of new rules governing the entry of foreigners into the People's Republic of China, the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens. On May 30, 2013, Beijing municipal employment authorities gave notice of a new requirement, effective as of July 1, for foreigners seeking work permits in Beijing. The foreign applicants must provide a Certificate of According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy On May 3, 2013, China's State Council published the Regulations on the Administration of the Entry and Exit of Aliens (Draft for Comments) (hereinafter Draft Regulations) online, in order to solicit public opinions on the document. The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law On February 28, 2013, the European Commission put forward two proposals to introduce two major innovations in the European Union's border control system. The first is the establishment of an Entry/Exit System (EES) to create a Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse The Swedish Migration Board has issued a report recommending a new visa plan designed to attract foreign students to universities in the country. It would give students from outside the European Union the possibility of finding The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee The Dutch Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Policy, Gerd Leers, recently submitted a bill on the use of biometrics in the immigration process to the Parliament (Staten-Generaal). The bill would make it mandatory to use On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in Leaders in Hong Kong have disagreed recently on how to handle the problem of expectant women from mainland China entering the city in an attempt to have their children born there, in order to qualify for During a meeting on January 13, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, stated that Brazil needs to rethink its immigration policy because of the economic impact created by the increasing Indonesia adopted a new law on immigration on April 7, 2011, replacing a 1992 statute. (Undang-undang Republik Indonesia Nomor 6 Tahun 2011 Tentang Keimigrasian [Law No. 6 of 2011 of the Republic of Indonesia on In a June 2011 decision, the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman sharply criticized the Stockholm Police Department for deporting 26 "beggars" of Romani ethnicity. (Allvarlig kritik mot Polismyndigheten i Stockholms lan, som avvisat utlanningar med motiveringen att dessa On August 3, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry Into Israel Law (Amendment No. 22), 5771-2011. The objective of the amendment is to establish a special administrative tribunal for appeals of decisions of authorized On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that France's Constitutional Council found Law 2011-672 of June 16, 2011, on Immigration, Integration and Nationality constitutional (with the exception of some minor provisions), whereupon the Law was published in the country's official gazette on June 17, On May 16, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) passed the Entry into Israel (Amendment No. 21), 5771-2011. The Amendment provides the Minister of the Interior the authority to pass regulations for the prevention of "misuse of Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in whic