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Rethink settlement proposals - JCWI

They are discriminatory against domestic workers

The settlement proposals published by the government are bad news for migrant workers in the UK, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has said.

They will make it harder for the brightest and the best workers to work in the UK, JCWI said, adding that Britain will become an unattractive place for workers to come to fill skill gaps, because they will enjoy fewer rights and it will be harder to bring their families with them.

JCWI also holds that the proposed measures will encourage irregularity amongst migrant workers. With no official channels open to those who wish to settle here, irregularity will become inevitable. Those who have worked in the UK for four years currently have the opportunity to apply for settlement rights. To take this chance away will mean that any aspiration to live here permanently will disappear. What care and pride will people invest in the country during their limited time here, JCWI asked.

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No automatic settlement to temporary visa holders - Govt

Borders may be closed to foreign domestic workers

Migrants coming to the UK to work on temporary visas will not be entitled to apply for permanent settlement, the government has proposed.

Launching a public consultation on reforms to the work routes leading to settlement, Immigration Minister Damian Green set out plans to re-classify visas as either 'temporary' or 'permanent' and introduce stricter criteria for those who want to stay.

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Conference on refugees and asylum seekers takes place in Rome

Look-out TV marks World Refugee Day

To mark this year’s World Refugee Day, will host a conference in Rome dedicated to refugees and asylum seekers in the country.

The conference will take place on 14th June, from 14:00 to 16:00 at Via Assisi, 41.

It will be conducted by Mr. Jean Claude Mbede, a Cameroonian refugee and journalist.

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Study calls for international cooperation on migration

It warns against cutting funding on migrant integration programmes

A new study has called for the drawing up of an international framework on the co-operative management of migration.

The study "The Global Economic Crisis and Migration: Where do we go from here?" published by IOM and the Hague Process on Refugees and Migration, says such a framework would relieve some of the strain the world financial crisis has placed on the migration system, improve the future governance of migration and reduce the isolationist tendencies of countries worried about new influxes of migrants.

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Act now to stop rape in DR Congo, International Community urged

TG Foundation event calls for judicial structures to bring rapists to justice

The International Community should come together and take concrete actions to stop sexual violence against Congolese women, the TG Foundation has said.

The TG Foundation made the call after the American Journal of Public Health report showed that from 2006 to 2007, some 400,000 women were raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The mandate of the MONUSCO (United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo), the UN Peace-keeping mission in the DRC, is likely to be renewed on 30th June.

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