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Use of Emirates ID hits new heights at DXB

A new service that enables the use of Emirates ID cards to pass through automated immigration gates at Dubai International (DXB) is gaining popularity, with more than 234,000 UAE residents using it during its phased roll out. Comp

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UK eyes work permits to control EU immigration

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday she was looking at a work permits system to control migration from the European Union, responding to Brexit voters' demand for tighter border controls. Although formal

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Swiss say Brexit vote complicates its EU immigration talks

Switzerland's talks with Brussels on curbing immigration from the European Union have been complicated by Britain's vote to leave the bloc as EU officials focus on unravelling that relationship, President Johann Schneider-Ammann said on

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EU ministers make it easier to suspend visa-free travel

European Union ministers on Friday backed making it easier and faster to suspend visa waiver with third countries and said relaxing travel rules for more states was not imminent amid deepening public concern about immigration into the bloc.

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Dubai airport gears up for contactless immigration

Dubai International Airport is on track to introduce contactless immigration process in the first quarter of next year, a senior official has been quoted as saying. "We are coordinating with other partners and the contactless

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Saudi labour crackdown starts hitting economy

The impact of Saudi Arabia's crackdown on illegal foreign workers is spreading through its economy, moving beyond the labour-intensive construction industry to sectors as far afield as banking and telecommunications. Nearly 1

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Bahrain plans law against passport custody

Bahrain is set to introduce new rules to tackle the problem of employers withholding the passports of foreign workers, said a top government official. The new system will end the need for employers to keep people's passports,

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Scrambling for the immigrant elite

  A new era has arrived in immigration. Many countries - the US, the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands - have for decades taken in poor immigrants with the express intention that they would do wo

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Obama pushes Congress on immigration, split emerges

  Just over a week into his second term, President Barack Obama took his fight for immigration reform to the West on Tuesday and pushed Congress to quickly find a path to citizenship for 11 million

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Activists cautiously welcome US immigration law

Proposed changes to US immigration law unveiled on Monday could be the answer to the prayers of illegal immigrants like Maria Duran, but she is waiting to see the details. A bipartisan group of Republican and Democrat senators ann

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