The Geneva based International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released its 4th World Migration Report.
Under new proposals put forwards by UK Immigration Minister Phil Woolas, economic immigrants in the UK will have to earn the right to a passport by serving a five-year 'probationary citizenship'.
Senator Evans, announced the appointment of five Senior Members to the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT)
The Irish Government is to consider the introduction of new visa requirements for visitors from 11 non-EU countries, a move which would reflect the possible stance of the UK authorities.
Laws to prevent forced marriages and protect those who have already fallen victim have been introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The UK Home Office has started the process of issuing compulsory identity cards to foreigners living in Britain.