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    PANAMA CITY (AP) — The government of Panama said Monday it has proposed giving some Haitian migrants flights back to their homeland after frustrations boiled over at the remote camps where they are stuck. The camps in Panama’s southern Darien province also house some Cuban and African migrants, but about 80% of the 2,000...
    Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with state and local law enforcement to shut down a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border with Mexico. The raid on the house located about five blocks from the Rio Grande River led to the apprehension of 51 migrants. Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents received...
    The former chief of the British Border Force has warned the country will face a “crisis” level of illegal migrant crossings of the English Channel if Britain and France fail to come to an agreement to have boat migrants immediately returned to France. The former head of UK Border Force, Tony Smith, said asylum seekers...
    Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents found 34 migrants packed into the vehicles of two alleged human smugglers during separate traffic stops near the border. Despite the threat of the coronavirus, the migrants appear to be stacked like cordwood in the two vehicles. Agents patrolling roadways near Douglas, Arizona, on July 26 stopped a Toyota Tundra...
    The local government in Turin, Italy, has allowed Muslim groups to publicly celebrate an Islamic holiday while still restricting other gatherings due to the Wuhan coronavirus. The Turin government has given permission for Muslims to engage in celebrations for the Eid al-Adha festival in nine public and private areas of the city. Local politician Augusta Montaruli,...
    Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said that senior politicians are burying their “heads in the sand” on the issue of illegal migration, as record waves of migrants pour into the country by illegally crossing the English Channel. Following the release of his exposé film, which uncovered a hotel in the West Midlands housing asylum seekers...
    Border Patrol agents found two Korean women in a human smuggling stash house in the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas border with Mexico. Officials said it is uncommon to find Korean migrants in stash houses. Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with Hidalgo County Constable’s Office deputies on July 31 to...
    ROME (AP) — Several small boats filled with more Tunisian migrants have reached a tiny Italian island that has run out of room to quarantine them as required by Italy’s anti-coronavirus measures, local officials said Saturday. Sicilian daily newspaper Giornale di Sicilia quoted Lampedusa Mayor Toto’ Martello as saying the island can’t wait until the...
    Italy has seen a surge in migrant arrivals in recent weeks, with as many as 11,000 arriving last week, half of them coming from Tunisia. The Italian Interior Ministry released a statement this week saying: “Autonomous landings on the Italian coast have more than multiplied in a very short period of time.” Italian Foreign Minister...
    An estimated 134 migrants that the leftist government had relocated to a reception centre in northern Italy have tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus. The large coronavirus outbreak was reported in former barracks that have been converted into a migrant reception centre in the city of Treviso. A total of 134 out of 293 migrants...
    By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Several small boats filled with more Tunisian migrants have reached a tiny Italian island that has run out of room to quarantine them as required by Italy's anti-coronavirus measures, local officials said Saturday. Sicilian daily newspaper Giornale di Sicilia quoted Lampedusa Mayor Toto' Martello as saying the...
    ROME (AP) — Several small boats filled with more Tunisian migrants have reached a tiny Italian island that has run out of room to quarantine them as required by Italy’s anti-coronavirus measures, local officials said Saturday. Sicilian daily newspaper Giornale di Sicilia quoted Lampedusa Mayor Toto’ Martello as saying the island can’t wait until...
    San José, Jul 31 (EFE) .- The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ordered the Panamanian State to protect health, life and provide health services without discrimination to the hundreds of migrants who are stranded and housed in shelters in conditions of overcrowding due to to the COVID-19 pandemic. “To require the State of Panama...
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Costa Rican doctors began giving free coronavirus tests Friday to about 200 Nicaraguan migrants who have been stranded at the two countries’ border because the Nicaraguan government has demanded negative test results. Clinica Biblica Hospital in the capital of San Jose sent a mobile lab to the Penas Blancas border crossing....
    Yet another daily record has been set for illegal aliens crossing the English Channel in small boats, with the Border Force bringing 202 migrants from 20 boats ashore. The Daily Mail suggested that the true figure could “could be even higher because the Border Force records only include intercepted boats” and at least two contingents of...
    Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage released an exposé film on Wednesday, visiting a hotel in England that has shut its doors to the British public while it houses migrants attempting to receive asylum status in the UK. Mr Farage continued his journalistic endeavours to uncover the scale of the illegal migration epidemic in the United...
    Organizations like the CJNG take advantage of the pursuit of the American dream and turn it into a nightmare In Mexico groups of the delinquency organized, especially the drug trafficking, they use human trafficking for recruitment forced, a fact that adds to the great threat faced by people who are victims of all...
    The Greek government has begun giving €2,000 to asylum seekers located on various Aegean islands to incentivise them to go back to their home countries. The Voluntary Return & Reintegration Programme (AVRR), which is funded by the European Union (EU), looks to support asylum seekers who wish to return to their countries. At the same time, it...
    ROME (AP) — The Italian Senate voted Thursday to lift right-wing leader Matteo Salvini’s immunity from prosecution, clearing the way for possible charges against the former interior minister for refusing to allow 164 migrants to get off a ship in Sicily. The case from last August is the third involving a rescue ship standoff in...
    By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Senate lifted the immunity of former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday, opening the way for a trial of the right-wing leader on charges of kidnapping over the detention of those on a migrant ship at sea last year. The upper house voted along party lines and the...
    ROME (AP) — The Italian Senate voted Thursday to lift right-wing leader Matteo Salvini’s immunity from prosecution, clearing the way for possible charges against the former interior minister for refusing to allow 164 migrants to get off a ship in Sicily. The case from last August is the third involving a rescue ship standoff in...
    ROME (AP) — Italian right-wing leader Matteo Salvini cleared to face possible charges for refusing to allow migrants to disembark. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Nigerian Iyke Anakua had been working for 14 months as a welder, a job he got through a recruitment agency in Berlin, when he received news in mid-March that he would be made redundant. "I waited so long for a job and now I have to start all over...
    The Italian government reports an “exceptional flow of economic migrants” linked to the coronavirus epidemic. “The EU must take up this issue immediately” In a statement, the Italian Ministry of the Interior announced, on Wednesday July 29, the existence of an “exceptional flow of migrants economic “which is caused by the health and economic crisis...
    The nation’s huge population of illegal migrants is “enriching our country,” Democratic candidate Joe Biden said in a July 28 statement. “As President, I will protect Dreamers and their families and offer a roadmap to citizenship for Dreamers and all 11 million undocumented immigrants enriching our country,” Biden said, using the “dreamer’ term to describe...
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew teamed up with a Coast Guard vessel to rescue 14 people from a capsized human smuggling boat. During the interdiction, officials found three packages containing 82 pounds of methamphetamine in the water off the coast of San Diego, California. An AMO multi-role enforcement aircraft...
    A vacationing British family got the shock of a lifetime when they found two young migrants hiding in a storage box atop their car, video shows. The two-minute clip, posted Tuesday on Twitter, shows the moment a British family made the startling find as they stopped at a gas station in Normandy, France. “Oh my...
    CAIRO (AP) — An international charity Wednesday urged Libyan authorities to release over 200 Europe-bound migrant children intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea and returned to detention centers in the conflict-stricken country this year. Most of the children are African and between 12 and 15 years old, and some are infants, said the International Rescue Committee....
    A vacationing British family got the shock of a lifetime when they found two young migrants hiding in a storage box atop their car, shocking video shows. The 2-minute clip, posted Tuesday on Twitter, shows the moment a British family made the startling find as they stopped at a gas station in Normandy, France. “Oh...
    Maltese authorities say 65 migrants rescued at sea Sunday have tested positive for the coronavirus, and that it is waiting for results on nine others. The migrants were among 94 who were adrift in the Mediterranean Sea for more than 30 hours before Maltese authorities rescued them under intense pressure from aid groups. The results of...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French police dismantled on Wednesday a migrants' campsite in Aubervilliers, northeast of Paris, amid mounting pressure for the government to demonstrate a tough stance on illegal immigration. On Twitter, police said they had started to clear the site, while BFM TV said it was home to at least 1,500 migrants. Many refugees...
    GENEVA (AP) — A new U.N. refugee agency report on migrants who braved long and often-deadly land routes to Libya has found that government officials, such as border guards, police and soldiers, in the African countries they crossed were responsible for nearly half of all cases of physical violence against them. The finding, which is...
    Getty: P"eople rally in Little Tokyo to oppose a Trump administration plan to use Fort Sill Army base in Oklahoma as a detention center for immigrant children and other Customs Enforcement detainees outside the Japanese American National Museum, in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2019." The group of migrant children who were being held by...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Just when it seems the lot of Venezuelans could get no worse, trust President Nicolas Maduro to show that the bottom is lower still. Earlier this month, Maduro dispatched troops to the Colombian border. The emergency? Tens of thousands of Venezuelans who had fled the dystopic Bolivarian republic and then been slammed...
    CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities shot dead three Sudanese migrants in a western coastal town who tried to escape after they were intercepted by the coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea and returned to shore, the United Nations said Tuesday. The three were among over 70 Europe-bound migrants, mostly from Sudan, who were returned late...
    CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities shot dead two Sudanese migrants in a western coastal town who tried to escape after they were intercepted by the coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea and returned to shore, the United Nations migration agency said Tuesday. The two were among over 70 Europe-bound migrants, mostly from Sudan, who were...
    VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta's armed forces have rescued a group of 95 migrants found in distress on a dinghy north of Libya and brought them ashore at a military base near the capital Valletta, authorities said on Monday. A volunteer organization, Alarm Phone, on Sunday morning said the dinghy was overcrowded and taking in water....
    ROME (AP) — More boats carrying Tunisian asylum-seekers reached a tiny southern Italian island Monday, part of a steady stream this year from the economically struggling North African country that is sorely testing Italy’s small town mayors’ ability to safely quarantine them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tunisian migrants are now the biggest single national group...
    By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) — More boats carrying Tunisian asylum-seekers reached a tiny southern Italian island Monday, part of a steady stream this year from the economically struggling North African country that is sorely testing Italy's small town mayors' ability to safely quarantine them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tunisian migrants are now...
    ROME — The Vatican wants Spain to undertake a “mass regularisation” of its illegal immigrants, according to the Holy See’s undersecretary for migrants and refugees. “In Spain, mass regularisation can be a solution that benefits everyone,” said Father Fabio Baggio during an online forum last week with representatives from Spanish Catholic dioceses in charge of...
    Lampedusa in the Mediterranean has seen a recent surge in migrant arrivals, with the Italian island now seeing an average of one migrant boat arrive every hour. The mayor has threatened to declare an emergency as the local migrant reception centre has been flooded with ten times its average capacity. Mayor Totò Martello said, according...
    Mumbai, July 27: Actor Sonu Sood, who won the hearts of scores of Indians with his strenuous efforts to facilitate the return of migrants to their native states after imposition of lockdown, is now a “new mission”. The Bollywood personality is attempting to repatriate Indian students who are stranded in Georgia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
    The UK has arrested 11 people suspected of being involved in a people-smuggling gang, which is believed to have facilitated illegal boat migrants crossing the English Channel from France, the Home Office has revealed. Police in Britain raided 12 properties in London and Sheffield, where they seized some £150,000 cash and two vehicles and arrested...
    The undersecretary of the Vatican’s department for Migrants and Refugees warned this week of the rise of a “new protectionism” against unchecked immigration in Europe. “At the end of the crisis, which we hope will be very soon, we will have massive migratory flows stemming from people’s desire to find a solution to their economic...
    Rio Grande Valley Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents and Hidalgo County Constables Office (HCCO) Precinct 4 deputies teamed up to disrupt a stash house operation occurring in a rural neighborhood near Mission, Texas. While investigating a residence believed to be operating as a stash house on July 22, agents observed a vehicle leave the residence...
    Two Pakistani migrants have been sentenced to 14 and nine years in prison respectively after they kidnapped a 17-year-old, blackmailed, and raped him. The incident took place in the city of Thessaloniki last year and saw the two Pakistanis, aged 25 and 29, kidnap the teen and keep him captive for 24 hours. During that time,...