The image of Alberto Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, lying face down in the water along Rio Grande’s shore, with her head tucked inside his T-shirt and her arm draped over his neck, has pricked the world’s conscience. A mute testimony of the horrors of migration (‘Images of drowned Salvadoran
The long read about Mexico and the immigration crises at the border sheds a lot of light on several issues and situations which the media fails to report. The focus on the media is “migrant crises” at the US-Mexico border. The author states that hundreds of thousands of Central Americans have passed through Mexico in the last five years,
Overall, just over half of the deaths this year — 259 — were caused by drowning, such as through shipwrecks in the Caribbean or failed river crossings. About 65 were from highway crashes, and around 20 each on railroad routes, from dehydration or exposure, violence including homicide, and sickness or lack of medical care.
The Border Patrol has caught 363,300 Central American family members at the Mexican border since the fiscal year started in October.
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.
A few days ago, EU nationals in the UK were dealt another blow as Iain Duncan Smith, co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice, urged Priti Patel, the home secretary, to raise the minimum salary threshold for immigrants from £30,000 to £36,700 per year. As an EU national from Sweden who has lived and worked in the
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s announcement that six European Union (EU) countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking is a welcome development that has helped resolve the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.
Overlooked by the forested peaks of the Dinaric mountains on the border of the European Union, and surrounded by minefields from the Yugoslav wars, the Vujak refugee camp in northwest Bosnia is a shocking reminder of the crisis bumping up against the back door of Europe. Here, conditions pose serious
Federal judge Randolph Moss, sitting in Washington, ruled that the policy was “in excess of statutory... authority”.