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US to change migration rules in a bid to send asylum seekers elsewhere

A US Customs and Border Protection officer inspects documents from a Honduran migrant seeking asylum at Paso del Norte International border bridge, in this picture taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 17, 2019. Photo: Reuters The Trump administration is set to harden the rules this week on those allowed to seek asylum in the United States, as it attempts to stem a wave of migration on its southern border with Mexico. In a fast-track regulation set

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Govt starts giving 2.0pc incentive on remittance

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday said the government has started giving 2.0 percent cash incentive on money remitted by expatriate Bangladeshis to remove the burden of increased expenses in sending remittance. This move will also encourage them to send remittances through legal channels, he added, reports BSS. “In the national budget for the fiscal 2019-20, the government announced 2.0 percent cash incentive on remittance. But, the

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Government must raise migrant labour issues in world forum

Pic: Basug Archive The government seems to have failed to work out a comprehensive plan to protect migrant worker rights in destination countries. Migrant workers routinely return home exploited and empty-handed. On an average, as an expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry report says, 11 dead bodies of migrant workers return home every day. In 2019, more than 900 women workers came back home enduring physical abuse and sexual violence.

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Future of Migration & Development

Future of Migration & Development - event When?  24-09-2019 / 13:30 - 17:00 hrs Where? Migratie Museum Den Haag, Hoge Zand 42, 2512 EM Den Haag Preparation? Different creative contributions to be found on OneWorld website. Subscribe below on this page! Migration has become a hot topic in European societies. In the political and societal debate, migration and development cooperation are often associated and linked to each other. To suggest

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Government to make migration people-oriented. Controlling middlemen, curbing trafficking on the card

Ahmed Bilal, left, a citizen from the Sylhet region of Bangladesh and a survivor of a boat carrying migrants that sunk in the Mediterranean during the night of 9 and 10 May, rests with fellow survivors at a shelter in the Tunisian coastal city of Zarzis on Saturday. About sixty people perished when a boat carrying around 70 migrants sunk in the Mediterranean, Tunisian official said. — AFP photo Workers migration from Bangladesh to the destination

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Malaysia to revoke moratorium on Bangladeshi workers ‘within a month or two’

Malaysia will lift the moratium on Bangladeshi workers next month at the earliest, the South Asian nation's Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran has said. "I hope we can conclude within one or two months of the review on the moratorium that is now in the final stage, so that labour supply from Bangladesh can resume,” he told Maylsian newspaper The Star. The country has sufferd after the ban on migrant workers from Bangladesh with the plantation

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European Development Days 2019 at EC: BASUG to join among others

With the title "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind" the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 is going to be held at the European Commission on 18-19 June 2019. Organized by the European Commission, the EDD brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in the ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. EDD is Europe’s

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Immigration system to be overhauled: HM

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said steps would be taken to overhaul the immigration system at all airports of the country, including Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. ‘There’re allegations of harassment at the immigration. We take steps immediately if we get any complaint. Now the immigration system will be overhauled,’ said the minister while exchanging Eid greetings with reporters at the secretariat. Special Branch members

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Bangladesh receives record $1.95b remittance in May

Expatriate Bangladeshis have sent a record amount of remittance in May ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. They sent $1.95 billion in inward remittances to Bangladesh, a new monthly record, according to the central bank, reports bdnews24.com. The previous record was set in January of this year, when the country raked in $1.59 billion in remittances. “The inflow of remittances was good as it was. However, with Ramadan and Eid in mind, they (migrant Bangladeshis)

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Berlin Conference: Dhaka for climate justice, compensation

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has asked for climate justice that needs to be established and demanded compensation and adequate financial and other assistance for adaptation measures. He called for more concrete global coordination and insisted that the developed countries and the countries responsible for producing huge amount of greenhouse gases must triple their nationally determined commitments (NDCc) if they want to limit

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