The body of Alberto Ramirez and his daughter lie along Rio Grande’s shore. File/ AFP
In 2017 brave undercover reporting by Callum Tulley and BBC Panorama exposed the appalling abuse of people taking place at Brook House Detention Centre. As a former senior manager at the centre I took part in the film and spoke about the mistreatment I saw. As the High Court has now reminded
When the image of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy, rattled collective human conscience and made global headlines after he drowned on Sept.2, 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea, it was expected that the approach of governments and people towards refugees and migrants would turn more humane.
Everybody’s circumstances are different, but they’re essentially also all the same. A migrant may be coming from Honduras, they may be from El Salvador. They may have paid $5,000 (about £4,000) to a coyote to smuggle them illegally, or walked hundreds of miles with a caravan and requested asylum at an entry port at the border.
The plight of the displaced people is incomprehensible. It is distressing that the daily tragedy of internal displacement continues for millions of people around the globe. A recent report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) had indicated that a record 41.3 million
The entire world shares Japan’s trauma following the arson attack in the ancient capital of Kyoto, targeting the well-known animation studio, Kyoto Animation, that claimed several innocent lives and injured many others. It turned out to be the worst mass killing in a country with one of the world’s lowest crime
The Border Patrol has caught 363,300 Central American family members at the Mexican border since the fiscal year started in October.
The new faces of sex trafficking are increasingly white, affluent and well-connected. In an indictment unveiled July 8 in the Southern District of New York, Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy hedge fund manager, was charged with sex trafficking for recruiting numerous minors for paid sex acts. In 2018, a federal judge
Things have gotten abysmal for Beto O’Rourke. Not even a year ago, he came closer to winning a statewide office than any Texas Democrat in two decades. He even won Tarrant County, a rare feat. And although he lost to Sen. Ted Cruz, his arrow seemed to point only up. O’Rourke’s entry to the presidential