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Boat tragedy reignites refugee blame game

Posted by jacobo 863 days ago Australia
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Close to 100 asylum seekers are believed to have starved to death on their way to Indonesia and Australia during a two-month ocean ordeal that has reignited the blame game over refugee policy.

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Morrison predicts asylum surge

Posted by jacobo 863 days ago Australia
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Shadow Immigration minister Scott Morrison has predicted he will inherit a portfolio burdened with more than 20,000 asylum seekers on Australian soil and offshore processing centres, saying it would take ''years to fix''.

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Uzbek migrant workers allowed to leave country again

Posted by jacobo 863 days ago Uzbekistan
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Uzbek authorities have lifted restrictions on migrant workers leaving the country for Kazakhstan. These restrictions lasted for only a few days.

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South Korea's Hottest Import: Foreign Workers

Posted by jacobo 863 days ago Republic of Korea
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Sharma Sagar is the new face of Korean manufacturing. The Nepalese studied Korean for years, competing with other candidates to be chosen for a government program set up to help South Korea supplement its dwindling labor pool.

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VP Binay appeals for help in raising P44M for Pinoy on death row in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jacobo 864 days ago Philippines
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Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday appealed for help in raising some P44 million in blood money by March 17 to save an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) on death row in Saudi Arabia.

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Foreign worker curbs likely focus of Singapore budget

Posted by jacobo 864 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Singapore is likely to announce more steps to slow an influx of foreign workers in a budget on Monday aimed at placating public anger about a surge in immigration blamed for overcrowding, rising prices and competition for jobs and housing.

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DOLE urges Pinoys abroad: Try doing business in PHL

Posted by jacobo 864 days ago Philippines
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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz  on Thursday urged  Filipino migrant workers to try doing business in the Philippines as an alternative to working abroad.

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Aliens in the land: Indian migrant workers in Malaysia (Part 1) — Amarjit Kaur

Posted by jacobo 864 days ago Malaysia
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FEB 20 — In the past 130 years, the number of foreign migrant workers in Malaya has grown from about 84,000 in 1880 to more than three million in 2010. Originally, foreign workers were predominantly from China and India and most were locked into semi-permanent “labour circulation” arrangements through their employment contracts.

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