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Is paying people smugglers such a crime?

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

Paying people smugglers might be disgusting, but it's in the same category as paying Afghan warlords to keep the peace or paying double agents for intelligence about foreign nations, writes Michael Bradley.

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Abolish Fees to End Hong Kong Domestic Worker Debt Bondage: Agency Boss

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.nytimes.com —

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The multi-million dollar domestic worker recruitment business is pushing thousands of women into crippling debt by charging hefty fees for finding jobs, the co-founder of an employment agency said on Tuesday as he called for an overhaul of the industry.

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No trace of 598 Bangladeshi trafficking victims

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net —

At least 598 Bangladeshis have been missing since they, lured by traffickers, set out on perilous sea voyages between October 31, 2013 and April 15 this year to illegally migrate to Malaysia.

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POEA: No deployment ban in Korea

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Philippines
http://www.philstar.com —

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that there is no deployment ban in South Korea despite the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) outbreak.

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New Nitaqat program for recruitment firms

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

JEDDAH: The ministry of Labor is preparing to launch a new Nitaqat program for recruitment companies and offices soon, a senior official said. The program will include both incentives and penalties for companies based on the zone they belong to.

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No more 6P amnesty programme for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: The 6P amnesty programme for foreign workers concluded last year, with no new intakes, said Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim. 

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Foreign Workers, Local Jobs

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Pakistan
http://nation.com.pk —

India and Pakistan are also starting to “attract millions of foreign workers” and this trend is expected to grow in the coming decade according to the World Bank. Trends in migration are changing with many migrants in Bangladesh and Nepal returning home. With increasingly difficult immigration requirements abroad, as well as racism and Islamophobia on the rise in the west, and

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PH deployment of domestic workers abroad down by 20%

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Philippines
http://www.rappler.com —

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to foreign countries went down by 20% in the past 5 months compared to the same period in 2014.

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