Under amendments passed in 2018, Hungary has been automatically rejecting applications of those who have passed through a "safe transit country", in this case Serbia, in what rights groups say has turned the asylum process into a cruel charade.
The IOM estimates that there remain more than 60,000 Nigerians in Libya among roughly 600,000 migrants from 39 nations, most of them with no legal documents, held in camps, prisons, private houses or brothels.
The episode off the island of Lampedusa symbolises what critics say is the government's lax response to managing migration in a period exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic -- accusations led by the anti-immigrant far-right.
Workers are needed "to help cover the cost of the greying generation," the recruiter explained. While many Western countries are battling weak population growth, few are feeling the effects as sharply as Finland.
As they linger, trapped at the US-Mexico border, the young Nicaraguan man and Guatemalan woman say it is love that has helped them hang on to their American dream despite the pain of a long, anxious wait.
The JRCC said that in one operation, it responded to a distress call for an 18-metre boat with more than 300 people on board, which was drifting about 110 nautical miles off the west coast, reports Xinhua news agency.
Border patrol agents, along with local fire and police agencies, were searching for possible additional victims a day after the Thursday incident, said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Rick Pauza.
Maritime authorities "were able... to rescue 255 would-be migrants, including 170 people of various African nationalities, with the remainder Tunisians," the National Guard said in a statement on Facebook.
Several Mediterranean nations said Saturday the European Union’s border agency Frontex needs to work inside third countries to stop smugglers from endangering the lives of migrants by sending them off to Europe on risky boat trips.
Such centers would help diminish the allure of smugglers, allowing people with legitimate fears for their safety in their home countries to safely travel to European countries which have accepted their asylum claims.
An overloaded ship of migrants which left Syria boarding people from different countries capsized and sank in open seas off Greece in which more than 79 people died and many are still missing. It’s a huge human loss and surely depressing news (“At least 79 drown, hundreds missing in migrant shipwreck off Greece,” June