Category Illegal immigration

Second asylum-seeker boat may have sunk off Australia | Perth Now

ANOTHER asylum seeker boat is feared lost en route to Australia, as stretched search authorities conduct a fifth rescue effort within a week. The search came as Prime Minister Julia Gillard was forced to defend a decision by Border Protection Command to assist vessels in trouble instead of recovering 13 bodies discovered after last week’s […]

MIAMI: 23 Cuban migrants returned home by US Coast Guard – Florida Wires – MiamiHerald.com

MIAMI — U.S. Coast Guard officials say they have returned nearly two dozen Cuban migrants to their homeland. The Coast Guard says 23 people were repatriated to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Wednesday. A dozen Cubans were picked up May 10 in a vessel spotted in the waters south of Islamorada. A second vessel carrying 11 Cubans […]

16 suspected illegal immigrants detained in Torrey Pines – San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

DEL MAR (CNS) – Border Patrol agents in Del Mar Monday rounded up 16 people suspected of entering the country illegally by boat, and two of them were taken to a hospital to be treated for possible hypothermia. An outboard-powered open-hull fishing boat known as a panga was found near Fourth Street, about a quarter-mile […]

Sri Lankan navy arrests Tamils bound for Australia

Beijing: The Sri Lankan navy on Sunday arrested 80 people off the northern town of Jaffna as they were heading to Australia by boat, navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said. He said that the illegal asylum seekers, all minority Tamils, were spotted by navy boats north of Point Pedro and in Jaffna. via Sri Lankan navy […]

Australia says people smuggling on the rise – News Republic

Nusa Dua, Indonesia (dpa) – Growing cross-border movements of people throughout the region is fueling human trafficking and people smuggling, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr said Tuesday. “People smugglers and human traffickers continue to thrive,” Carr told the Bali Process ministerial conference on people smuggling, trafficking in persons and other transnational crime in Bali, Indonesia. […]

UNHCR office says African refugees poured into Yemen in 2012 | Yemen Times

SANA’A, Jan. 27 — A little more than 107,000 refugees arrived in Yemen from the Horn of  Africa in 2012, with a majority of the refugees making the voyage by sea, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  This influx is the highest since UNHCR started collecting statistics on this in Yemen […]

MIAMI: Coast Guard repatriates 10 Haitian migrants – Florida Wires – MiamiHerald.com

24 Jan 2013 – MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated ten Haitian migrants who were picked up at sea east of Boynton Beach.  Coast Guard officials say the migrants were taken to Cap Haitien in Haiti on Thursday, a week after being found on a 28-foot vessel. via MIAMI: Coast Guard repatriates 10 […]