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U.S. to collect DNA of all undocumented migrants

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:08 AM

The Department of Homeland Security is developing a plan to take DNA samples from each of the undocumented immigrants and store it in a national database for criminal DNA profiles

Migrant children from different Latin American wait to receive food at the Casa del Refugiado, or The House of Refugee, a new centre opened by the Annunciation House to help the large flow of migrants being released by the United States Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in El Paso, Texas on April 24, 2019. The 125,000 foot space will accomodate about 500 migrants, with plans to expand for up to 1,500. While this is larger then other centres in the El Paso area, Father Ruben Garcia the director of Annunciation house says that they will still rely on churches around the community for help housing migrants. According to the CBP, border patrol agents apprehended 92,607 people along the southwest border in March, up from 66,884 in February. US President Donald Trump, who has made immigration the core of his message to his conservative base, said on Twitter that "a very big Caravan of over 20,000 people" is making its way through Mexico toward the United States. Paul Ratje / AFP

No other countries eyed for travel ban, U.S. says

Feb 04, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The US says this is contrary to false reports that a draft order by US President Donald Trump includes other countries including the Philippines in the travel ban

TRAVEL BAN. Protesters stage a rally on February 1, 2017, against President Donald Trump's recent executive order halting refugee admissions for 120 days and banning entry to the US for citizens of 7 predominantly-Muslim nations. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Domestic worker abuse in HK continues – NGO

Jun 17, 2015 - 10:17 AM

There is a marked increase in the number of physical abuse cases reported to the Mission from 3 6 of total reported cases in 2013 to 9 in 2014

SEEKING JUSTICE. A group of protesters outside the courthouse in support of Indonesian former maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih in Hong Kong on February 10, 2015. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP