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Build that wall! Barriers back 30 years after Berlin Wall

Paris - When the Berlin Wall came tumbling down 30 years ago, many hoped its demise portended an end to barriers between borders and isolationism.

UK police say 39 found dead in truck were Chinese

Grays - British police said Thursday that 39 people found dead in a truck near London are believed to be Chinese nationals, in a case that has triggered national outrage over the people trafficking business.

'Don't open the door': US activists organize to thwart ICE

Though she speaks little English, Yoana was calm when two officers from the US federal agency tasked with deporting undocumented people such as herself appeared outside her apartment.

For rescued migrant, Libya stay was worst ordeal on way to Europe

A young Ivorian mother endured a string of hardships before finally boarding the Ocean Viking rescue ship, but she says she would rather have died at sea than have to return to a Libyan detention centre where beatings were routine.

On-board toys, pregnancy tests await migrant mothers-to-be

The Ocean Viking is bound for the Libyan coast, and beside stocks of medicine and pregnancy kits, on-board midwife Marina is busy painting a turtle on the ship's migrant shelter.

PNG leader wants deadline for emptying Australia asylum-seeker camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape called on Australia on Friday to set a deadline for relocating several hundred asylum-seekers who have been stranded on PNG's Manus island for years.

Mexican authorities rescue 24 kidnapped migrants

Celaya - Mexican authorities on Friday rescued 24 Central American migrants, including nine children, who had been held hostage for nearly three weeks in the crime-ridden state of Guanajuato, officials said.

Australia, PNG agree compromise on security deal for asylum seekers

Sydney - Australia has agreed to stop using a controversial security contractor to run asylum-seeker centres in Papua New Guinea which have been plagued by incidents of self-harm and attempted suicide.

Trump won't separate children from migrants — but praises tactic

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he won't resume separating children of undocumented migrants, but insisted the policy does prevent people from treating illegal border crossings like a trip to "Disneyland.

UN head 'shocked' by suffering at migrant camp in Libya

Tripoli - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he was "shocked" by the level of suffering of migrants at a detention centre in Tripoli which he visited during a visit to the Libyan capital.

On US-Mexico border, Trump's wall stirs mixed feelings

Laredo - Mexico is just minutes away on foot, the time it takes to walk across one of the bridges that span the Rio Grande, intimately connecting Laredo, Texas to its Mexican sister Nuevo Laredo.

Canada planning to increase expulsions of illegal immigrants: report

Ottawa - Faced with an influx of asylum seekers from the United States, Canada is planning to substantially step up deportations of illegal migrants, Canada's public broadcaster reported Wednesday.

U.S. Army discharging some immigrant recruits as security risks

Washington - The Associated Press reported on Thursday the U.S. Army has begun quietly discharging some immigrant members, a move that could put those member's immigration status at risk.

Guatemala mother reunited with kids after six weeks separation in US

New York - Yeni Gonzalez sobbed as she clutched the lollipop given to her Tuesday by one of her three children, whom she had not seen since being arrested and separated from them by US border police six weeks ago.

Undocumented mothers file lawsuit to be reunited with kids

Los Angeles - Three undocumented migrant mothers filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Donald Trump's administration, demanding to be reunited with the daughters they were forcibly separated from after crossing the Mexican border to seek asylum.

Op-Ed: Trump's sick Tweets — 'Send them back from where they came'

President Donald Trump Tweeted on Sunday, calling for immigrants who illegally enter the U.S. to be sent “back from where they came” without going through the judicial process in deportation cases.

Trump says US not 'migrant camp' amid family separation crisis

Washington - President Donald Trump vowed Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp," as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's southern border.

US lawmakers want to end 'evil' migrant family separations

Washington - Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

Spain 'cruel' to migrants, ombudsman says

Madrid - Spain's human rights ombudsman hit out Thursday at the often "cruel" treatment meted out to illegal immigrants, saying the system had to be changed.

US Congress takes up fate of 1.8 million young immigrants

Washington - The citizenship hopes of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States as children hung in the balance Monday as Congress launched debate on the hot-button issue, with President Donald Trump eager to "make a deal" on new legislation.

Migrant arrivals by sea triple in Spain in 2017

Madrid - Migrant arrivals by sea to Spain tripled in 2017 on the previous year, fuelled by a surge in the numbers of Algerians and Moroccans, while over 200 died trying to make the crossing.

Canada accepts most US border jumpers' refugee claims

Ottawa - Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum.

PNG ups pressure on refugees to leave Australian camp

Sydney - Papua New Guinea officials deployed police vehicles and buses around a shuttered Australian refugee camp Monday as a deadline passed for some 400 detainees to move from the controversial centre.

Attack suspect faced US deportation before seeking asylum in Canada

Ottawa - A Somali refugee accused in a vehicle-and-knife attack in Edmonton, Alberta had sought asylum in Canada after being ordered deported from the United States, officials said Wednesday.

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Montr - Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States.

Spanish police crack gang moving migrants on jet-skis

Madrid - Spanish police on Thursday said they had shut down a gang charging migrants 5,000 euros each to bring them across from Morocco via the Strait of Gibraltar on jet-skis.

Op-Ed: Univ of Oklahoma prof views Mexican-American as a point of unity Special

Norman - Robert Con Davis-Undiano’s book, "Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity" (2017) is trying to get the country and even other Latinos to view the Latino community differently.

Op-Ed: New Americans Center at YMCA is a place of hope for a better life Special

New York - With all the upset lately regarding the current Presidential Administration over immigration and the treatment of migrant and undocumented workers, The New Americans Center at the YMCA of Greater New York helps immigrants aim to a better life.

Mayors ready to fight White House over sanctuary city threats

Despite fresh threats from the White House on Monday, mayors of sanctuary cities across the country have stood up and renewed their vows to fight the Trump administration's attempts to get information on immigrants living in this country illegally.

Theo Lacy: feared US jail for undocumented immigrants

Orange - In fluorescent uniforms, dozens of inmates blink in the afternoon sun as they line up in the yard for lunch, the low murmur of their chatter punctuated suddenly by a solitary plaintive cry."This is horrible!
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A segment of the border fence separating Mexico and the United States in Hereford, Arizona.
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Mam people, two young girls photographed in the country, north of Ostuncalco, SW Guatemala.
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A man wearing the American flag as clothing on "a day without immigrants," May 1, 2006.
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ICE agent handcuffing man.
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Immigrants seated on long benches, Main Hall, U.S. Immigration Station.. 1907-1912
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Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
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