More than 500 migrants arrive by fishing boat

Europe 08/30/21, 02:43

More than 500 migrants crammed themselves into a single boat and had to be rescued on Aug. 28. The Italian coastguard intercepted the fishing vessel struggling to carry 539 people off the shore of Lampedusa. Authorities discovered evidence of torture on at least 20 survivors, who came from North Africa, West Africa, and ...

Migrant boat sinks in the Mediterranean Sea near Tunisia 43 still missing

Politics 07/04/21, 02:33

The Tunisian Red Crescent reported on Saturday, July 3, that at least 43 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia as they attempted the risky crossing to Europe. Fishermen in the Mediterranean Sea also rescued another 84 people. Mohamed Zekri, a spokesman for Tunisia's defense ministry, said local fishermen rescued ...

Criminal migrant arrests increase nearly 1200%

U.S. 06/05/21, 19:14

Border Patrol in Laredo, Texas, announced on Thursday, June 3, that the number of arrests of migrants who have committed crimes has increased by nearly 1,200% over the past year. From the beginning of the fiscal year (Jan 10, 2020) until now, U.S. border security forces have arrested a total of ...

Smugglers abandon 5-year-old boy at Texas border

U.S. 06/03/21, 05:48

Two smugglers helped a 5-year-old boy cross the Rio Grande river and then abandoned him beside a barbed-wire fence at an underpass marking the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas, on May 27. The incident was recorded on a cellphone footage obtained by Agence France-Presse, NY Post reported. According to the ...

Migrants with young children cross Rio Grande border daily

Central America 05/13/21, 02:08

A surge of border crossings continues to create problems for the Biden administration as dramatic footage captured by Fox News shows refugees, including young children, crossing the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas, on Monday, May 10. "You see the steady stream of people coming across the border with Mexico entering ...

Border apprehensions drop for the 4th straight month

U.S. 10/08/19, 12:19

The number of migrants encountered at the southern U.S. border declined in September for the fourth straight month, Trump administration officials said Tuesday. Border officials came across about 52,000 migrants at the border last month — down about 65% from the peak in May of about 144,000, Acting Customs and Border ...

US signs a deal to make El Salvador a haven for migrants seeking asylum

U.S. 09/21/19, 06:24

The United States and El Salvador on Friday, Sept. 20, signed an agreement to help make the Central American country a haven for migrants seeking asylum. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and El Salvador Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco, signed the “cooperative asylum agreement” in a live-streamed press conference. ...

Trump administration to close loophole blocking immigration enforcement

Politics 08/22/19, 04:17

The Trump administration is moving to close what it calls a “loophole” that has stymied enforcement of immigration laws, in a change that would allow detention of illegal immigrant minors for longer than the current 20 days.  The Department of Homeland Security will seek to terminate the so-called Flores Settlement Agreement through ...

Trump administration moves to allow longer detentions of migrant families

Politics 08/21/19, 12:21

The Trump administration is moving to extend detentions of migrant families for long periods under a regulation announced Wednesday by Acting Homeland Security Department Secretary Kevin McAleenan. At a press conference at the headquarters of Customs and Border Protection, McAleenan called the measure a significant step towards addressing a humanitarian crisis ...

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