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As unrest deepens, Hong Kongers eye exits from Vancouver to Johor

Authorities in Malaysia, Australia and Taiwan have reported spikes in migration enquiries, and property agents from Melbourne to Vancouver say their phones are running hot.

‘Migrate’ towards building a developed united nation, says King

At the national-level Maal Hijrah celebration, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong says Malaysia's 'migration' to a higher level can be achieved through tolerance and cooperation among the races.

Hong Kong investors shun Singapore for homes in Malaysia, Taiwan

Hong Kong has held the title of the world’s least affordable real estate for the past nine years, and unhappiness over property prices is one factor fueling the current unrest.

Child migrants to be held in detention longer under new Trump...

US President Donald Trump's administration recently unveiled a sweeping rule that would deny visas and permanent residency to poor migrants.

Pompeo to meet Mexican foreign minister to discuss immigration, trade

The meeting comes US lawmakers wrangle over a regional trade deal meant to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

African leaders set to sign landmark trade deal at AU Summit

State trade ministers agreed the zone should be operational from July 2020.

Hong Kong youths look to Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan amid extradition...

The number of inquiries from young people seeking information about migrating rose around 30% in the past few months.

Mexico cracks down at US border with 15,000 troops

Mexico’s defence minister confirms that the forces at the border are detaining undocumented migrants to prevent them from crossing into the US.

Migration of Ibans to Kuching city on the rise, says Sarawak...

The state government has been looking into ways to provide affordable houses for the Iban community in the city.

Trump renews Mexico tariff threat amid row over migration deal

Trumps says the tariffs will be reinstated if Mexico’s new migration deal is not forthcoming.

Myanmar, Hungary see migration as ‘greatest challenge’

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and Hungarian's Viktor Orban both view migration as "one of the greatest challenges" currently facing both their own and other countries.

Mexico says Trump tariff move ‘disastrous,’ vows to retaliate

Mexico is blindsided by the announcement and will discuss it with the US before deciding if they should retaliate.

Bangladesh picks up 58 Malaysia-bound Rohingya at sea

Acting on a tip-off, a patrol ship stops a fishing boat near Saint Martin's which was carrying the refugees.

Bangladeshi’s diary spotlights Singapore migrant struggles

Published in 2017, the book has sold more than 700 copies and last year won the best non-fiction title at the Singapore Book Awards. 

Fifth Guatemalan child dies in US immigration custody

The boy fell sick and was given treatment before being found dead by Border Patrol agents.

Bangladesh stops 84 Rohingyas from perilous sea journey

Police in Pekua stops 67 Rohingya Muslims from Kutupalong while they were waiting to board a fishing trawler, while 17 others was also stopped in Saint Martins.

Migration remains a burning issue in EU election campaign

Migration is to be a heated debate in the election campaign for the new European Parliament.

Mexico ‘disagrees’ with US returning asylum seekers

Foreign ministry spokesman Roberto Velasco said Mexico had not contributed to President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy.

Venezuela murder rate dips partly due to migration

The South American country is in a 5th year of recession caused by a crash in oil prices and an unravelling socialist economic model.

2nd Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

President Donald Trump has made hardline immigration policies a central plank of his presidency, drawing fire from critics who accuse him of demonising migrants for political gain.

US pledges billions in aid to develop Central America, curb migration

Mexico and the US have been in talks over what to do about Central American migrants moving through Mexico.

Thousands march in Brussels against UN migration pact

Police said some 5,500 people marched in the bigger protest, organised by Flemish right-wing parties.

Mexico president says he talked with Trump about migrants, jobs

Thousands of migrants are living in crowded shelters and encampments in Tijuana after traveling from Central America to escape poverty and violence.

Australia joins US in rejecting UN migration pact

Hundreds of people have since been held for years in Papua New Guinea and Nauru under the program, which has been harshly criticised as inhumane by the United Nations and human-rights groups.