PM accused of border ‘incompetence’ amid hunt for Brazil variant case

A hunt continues for a person in the UK infected with a coronavirus “variant of concern” from Brazil, with the government accused of “unforgivable incompetence” in managing Britain’s borders.The COVID-19 variant, first seen in the city of Manaus, is feared to spread more rapidly than the original virus and could be more capable of evading…Continue Reading

UK border surveillance regime highly privatised, says Privacy International

Research from Privacy International raises concerns about the deep involvement of technology companies in the development and deployment of various technologies throughout the UK’s border regime, along with the lack of scrutiny they receive By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Senior reporter Published: 12 Feb 2021 10:45 Private technology firms involved in developing and maintaining a…Continue Reading

Point of border

Good morning, early birds. The partner of a Brisbane hotel cleaner infected with the UK variant of COVID-19 has tested positive, and Democrats have introduced an article of impeachment against Donald Trump following last week’s Capitol Hill siege. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.(Image: AAP/Darren England) POSITIVE RESULTS ARE A NEGATIVE…Continue Reading

On The Border Announces International Retail Partnership with JRW Inc.

World’s largest Mexican casual dining brand grants licensing rights to sell chips, salsa, meal kits and dips across Asian markets Dallas, TX  (  On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina today announced it has signed an agreement with its current Korea-based franchisee JRW Inc. as exclusive licensee of its retail products in Asian markets. The…Continue Reading

US Border Officials Told Asylum-Seekers They Didn’t Have Space, Regardless Of Whether They Actually Did, Inspector Finds

Carlos Jasso / Reuters People wait to apply for asylum in the US in Tijuana, Mexico, July 24, 2019. Authorities in the United States who turned away asylum-seekers at official border crossings told immigrants they didn’t have space to process them, regardless of whether they actually could, according to an unpublished inspector general’s report obtained…Continue Reading

Border policies could hurt overseas investment, lawyer warns

Navigation for News Categories An immigration lawyer says New Zealand stands to lose overseas investors if the country’s border entry policies thwart its economic recovery. Photo: RNZ / Liu Chen Wealthy Americans are leading a surge in foreign investors seeking a safe haven in New Zealand from their coronavirus-ravaged countries and economies. New Zealand Trade…Continue Reading