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Somalis in Minnesota fear backlash after stabbing attack

Minneapolis - The Somali community in the US state of Minnesota braced for a backlash after a man who stabbed 10 people in a mall over the weekend was identified as one of their own.The FBI is investigating the Saturday attack in the city of St.

Op-Ed: Trump's immigrant past is no obstacle to racist future

As Donald Trump extends a clear lead over his Republican rivals, his discriminatory and racist policy platform is causing many of his opponents growing concern. But is Trump's excessive nativism a cover for his own immigrant heritage?

Video of German mob descending on refugees goes viral

Clausnitz - A video showing a group of Germans surrounding a bus carrying refugees, at which they chanted "we are the people," has gone viral. German authorities have expressed their shock at the scenes.

Bodies of 29 immigrants found on Libya beach, 3 drown in Greece

The bodies of 29 people, thought to be immigrants were discovered washed up on beaches near a city about 161 kilometers (99 miles) east of Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Terrorists converted from refugees

For some time now we have been witnessing an unprecedented phenomenon in our everyday history. Our mass media bring to our roofs tragic scenes of people migrating from one continent to another.

EU preparing 'substantial' aid for Syria refugees in Turkey: Luxembourg minister

Ankara - The European Union is preparing a "substantial" aid package for Turkey to help it meet the cost of hosting around two million Syrian refugees, the foreign minister of Luxembourg said Friday during a visit to Ankara.

Op-Ed: Refugees, Totalitarians and the West

The solution to the migrant crises in Europe is not open borders or donations to refugee camps. Instead, oppressors must be removed and there must be a concerted effort help to create tolerant, pluralist societies.

Spain breaks up ring smuggling Albanians to Britain

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday they had smashed a gang that smuggled Albanians into Britain by plane via Spain using fake identity documents.

Migrant dies after attempt to enter Channel Tunnel

Lille - A migrant has died after being badly burnt while attempting to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais in a bid to reach Britain, French officials said Monday.

U.S. Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck

Miami - The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it had found no survivors in its ongoing search off the coast of Haiti where a shipwreck left at least 21 dead and around a dozen missing.

Illegal migrants arriving by sea in Greece triple in 2015

Atenas - The number of illegal migrants arriving in Greece by sea has tripled in the first three months of 2015, the Greek coast guard said Thursday.The period saw 10,445 migrants arriving, compared with 2,863 for the corresponding months last year.

21 dead, dozen missing in Haiti shipwreck: official

Port-au-prince - Twenty-one migrants died and around a dozen more were missing after their boat sank off the north coast of Haiti, a senior official said Thursday.

Spain arrests two migrants in sea killings

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested two Cameroonian migrants accused of killing up to ten Nigerians by pushing them from a boat into stormy waters after a fight during an attempt to reach Spain.

California driver's licenses made available to illegal immigrants

Sacramento - Today marks the first day California can issue driver’s licenses to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants living in the largest U.S. state.

German president urges compassion, help for refugees

Berlin - Germany's president appealed in a Christmas message for compassion and openness towards refugees coming to the country, which is grappling with a growing anti-Islam movement amid a debate about immigration.

Record 17,000 rally against 'Islamisation' in Germany

Berlin - A record 17,000 anti-Islamic protesters rallied for their tenth demonstration in as many weeks Monday in eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right populist movement by singing Christmas carols.

Xenophobia mushrooms in shadow of Berlin tower blocks

Berlin - There's little to break the monotony of communist-era apartment blocks stretching across Marzahn-Hellersdorf, an east Berlin satellite district that has gained national notoriety for a spate of anti-foreigner protests.

15,000 join anti-Islam protest in eastern Germany

Dresden - A record 15,000 people marched Monday in eastern Germany against "asylum cheats" and the country's "Islamisation" in the latest show of strength of a growing far-right populist movement.

German police see rise in far-right extremism: report

Berlin - German police have noted a significant rise in far-right extremism and attacks targeting foreigners, a news report said Sunday, amid national debate about a new Islamophobic movement.

Spain angers rights activists with tough new security law

Madrid - Spain's proposed new public security law, which introduces hefty fines for unauthorised protests and allows for the summary expulsion of migrants that try to enter the country illegally, has sparked fierce opposition from human rights activists.

Germany's new far-right populists rail against Islam

Dresden - They march in their thousands every Monday evening, wave German national flags and angrily protest against "criminal asylum seekers" and the "Islamisation" of their home country.

Patient in Richmond, Virginia being evaluated for Ebola

Richmond - A local health clinic on Southside Richmond, Virginia contacted the Virginia State Department of Health Monday after a patient walked in off the street complaining of a low-grade fever. The patient also had traveled to Liberia within the past two weeks.

Thousands of young California immigrants eligible for coverage

Carlos Velazquez’s skateboard slipped out from beneath his feet and he spiraled onto the ground, landing hard on his left arm. He decided not to go to the doctor after the 2012 accident, resorting to over-the-counter pain medication and home remedies.

Op-Ed: Undocumented immigrants caught in the middle over health care

The new national health care law is supposed to allow people who have been ineligible to get health care coverage to now get health care. But there is a vast group of people in the U.S. who have been overlooked, particularly in California.

Reverse trend: Spaniards traveling to Morocco for work

Tangier - Moroccans have been crossing the Med looking for a better life in Spain for decades. Now the trend is turning in a different direction, as out-of-work Spaniards head south to Morocco's shores.

More than 20 illegal immigrants arrested in sweep in Connecticut

Around 20 illegal immigrants were arrested by Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents (ICE) since last week, in an operation that will continue through Saturday.

Review: Depression tale 'Mad Ship' looks great, but lacks coherent tone Special

If you took 'The Grapes of Wrath' and turned it into a dark tragedy about sexual blackmail, then added a long coda about raving insanity, you'd get something like 'Mad Ship'. It's a strange film, although one with gorgeous visual images to spare.

Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

Austin - Texas state troopers will no longer be permitted to shoot immigrants from helicopters under new rules announced on Thursday.

George W. Bush: Be more benevolent on immigration reform issue

Dallas - At an invite-only event by the George W. Bush Institute, in Dallas, former US President George W. Bush asked Congress to be "benevolent" about immigration reform.

Video: Greece’s Golden Dawn party deals with illegal immigrants

Athens - Last week Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) party members smashed stalls run by illegal immigrants in Rafina, near Athens and Messolonghi in central Greece.
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Carlos Velazquez  31  fell off his skateboard and broke his left arm in 2012. Undocumented and unins...
Carlos Velazquez, 31, fell off his skateboard and broke his left arm in 2012. Undocumented and uninsured, Velasquez decided not to go to the emergency room until it was too late. His arm is now permanently crooked
Mam people  two young girls photographed in the country  north of Ostuncalco  SW Guatemala.
Mam people, two young girls photographed in the country, north of Ostuncalco, SW Guatemala.
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ICE agent handcuffing man.
ICE agent handcuffing man.
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A segment of the border fence separating Mexico and the United States in Hereford  Arizona.
A segment of the border fence separating Mexico and the United States in Hereford, Arizona.
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Immigrants seated on long benches  Main Hall  U.S. Immigration Station.. 1907-1912
Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigration Station.. 1907-1912
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Previous protests in California  such as this one on May Day  had taken the opposite stance with som...
Previous protests in California, such as this one on May Day, had taken the opposite stance with some very different demographics involved.
Jonathan McIntosh
CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
CE Immigration Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid.
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Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
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Immigrants were evicted from two warehouses in Barcelona  Spain and have locked themselves into a ch...
Immigrants were evicted from two warehouses in Barcelona, Spain and have locked themselves into a church.
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Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen ...
Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.
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Refugee in Italy
Refugee in Italy
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Two new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony
Two new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony
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A roadside sign at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. This sign is an example of how the...
A roadside sign at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. This sign is an example of how the U.S. state of California requires all hospitals with emergency rooms to include text like "Comprehensive Emergency Medical Service" and "Physician On Duty."
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A man wearing the American flag as clothing on  a day without immigrants   May 1  2006.
A man wearing the American flag as clothing on "a day without immigrants," May 1, 2006.
Kyle Moore
Immigrants wait after they disembarked from the Italian military ship "San Giusto" on Augu...
Immigrants wait after they disembarked from the Italian military ship "San Giusto" on August 11, 2014 in the port of Reggio Calabria following a rescue operations at sea
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