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January 6, 2019 3:12 PM Spain rescues 549 migrants from boats in Mediterranean

On Sunday another 199 migrants were pulled from five different boats, including two tiny inflatable boats meant for small bodies of water or near the beach. One of those tiny recreational boats was carrying four children. The other was packed with 10 adults. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that 2,262 migrants died while crossing the Mediterranean 17

January 2, 2019 7:05 PM U.S. fired tear gas into Mexico early on New Year’s Day

TIJUANA, MEXICO—U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the early hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that about 45 migrants got through the first layer of fencing but turned back when they saw the border patrol’s presence 18

December 29, 2018 11:59 PM Migrants crossing the English Channel has become ‘major incident,’ U.K. says

This week, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid asked that his government department “treat the situation as a major incident.” And NBC News reported on Saturday that Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said Javid was leaving his family vacation early to address the increase in crossings. In November, French authorities said there had been nearly double 25

December 10, 2018 7:53 PM Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal, excluding U.S

Louise Arbour of Canada, a former UN human rights chief, said the issue also has been tied up in parliamentary debates in Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland — although some of them did participate in creating the accord, which has since been ensnared by tough political headwinds. The conference is the capstone of efforts 32

November 27, 2018 5:03 PM Mexico’s new leader faces clash with Trump over migrants

Unpredictable. Temperamental. Beloved by his base and loathed by his detractors. López Obrador, known by his initials AMLO, has been compared more than once to Trump. And as is often the case with the U.S. president, even his closest aides say they are not sure which López Obrador will emerge: the avuncular leader who preaches love and morality, the leftist 46

November 6, 2018 12:54 PM Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

MADRID—Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard said it had found four bodies of migrants and 22 survivors Monday, all men from northern 41

October 19, 2018 2:28 PM Migrants prepare to cross Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, GUATEMALA—Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation. The first members of the group began arriving in Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early Thursday, but the bulk of the caravan 40

October 13, 2018 3:53 PM 11 killed in crash of car carrying migrants in Greece

THESSALONIKI, GREECE—A speeding car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece on Saturday, killing 11 people, police said. Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into the Greece from Turkey. The 11th person was the car’s driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police said. Police said the car in which the migrants 76

August 25, 2018 10:10 PM Grassroots Conservatives at policy convention target carbon tax, irregular migrants

The party rank-and-file also approved a motion calling for the renegotiation of the Safe Third Country Agreement, a deal with the United States governing asylum claims. The Conservatives have argued the agreement should be extended to the entire border, not simply official ports of entry, so that Canada could turn away refugees trying to enter the country 46

August 23, 2018 6:02 PM Migrant tailors stitch together new lives in Italy

Doumbia said he fled ethnic tensions in Ivory Coast only to realize that the countries to which he had fled — Mali, Algeria and then Libya — were also dangerous. He undertook the risky sea crossing in a rubber dinghy, arriving in Italy in 2016. He received papers allowing him to work while he awaits a response on his asylum request. Bakary Bamba was also born and raised 43