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One year on, migrant caravan leaves unexpected legacy

Mexico - A year ago, thousands of Central American men, women and children chasing the American dream arrived in Mexico in a massive caravan that has left a lasting legacy -- just not the one people generally thought it would.

US gives security support to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador would receive assistance on law enforcement and security issues after they signed immigration agreements with Washington.

Qatar to end controversial migrant worker restrictions

Doha - Qatar announced plans Wednesday to scrap key aspects of its controversial "kafala" labour rules, including the requirement for some workers to obtain employers' permission to change jobs and exit permits to leave the country.

Migrants block US-Mexico border crossing, force closure

Ciudad Victoria - Hundreds of Central American migrants blocked a border crossing Thursday between the Mexican city of Matamoros and Brownsville, Texas, demanding the United States let them in to apply for asylum.

S.Africa president calls for tolerance towards migrants

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday urged South Africans to be tolerant of migrants following recent xenophobic violence, as hundreds of refugees camped outside UN offices demanding to be removed the country, fearing for their safety.

Migrant-relocation scheme gets tepid EU reception

Luxembourg - A bid to broaden a "pilot" migrant-relocation scheme across the European Union met with a tepid response Monday, auguring badly for stalled plans to reform the bloc's crumbling asylum policy.

EU powers push for uptake of migrant relocation pilot scheme

Luxembourg - EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the European bloc to a joint scheme they have come up with to distribute migrants saved at sea.

Trump to block immigrants unable to pay for healthcare

Washington - The US will block the entry of immigrants without health insurance or the ability to pay for medical bills, President Donald Trump revealed Friday.

Judge blocks Trump's bid to detain migrant kids indefinitely

Los Angeles - A federal judge in California on Friday blocked a bid by the Trump administration that would have allowed for undocumented migrant children to be detained indefinitely.

In search of glory, Yemen athlete drowns in Med trying to reach Europe

Dubai - Slim and with a tight-trimmed beard, Yemeni Kung Fu champion Hilal al-Haj dreamed of finding athletic glory in Europe, but a risky sea journey to get there ended in tragedy.

US to further slash refugee resettlement program, citing 'crisis'

Washington - The United States plans to dramatically lower the ceiling on a decades-old refugee resettlement program to 18,000 people, officials said Thursday, blaming the influx of migrants along the country's southern border for imposing too great a burden.

Honduras signs migrant deal with US

Tegucigalpa - Honduras has signed a deal with Washington to accept migrants applying for asylum in the United States, becoming the third Central American country to do so after El Salvador and Guatemala.

Greek PM calls for new EU aid to Turkey to stop migrants

New York - Greece's new conservative leader on Thursday called for the European Union to commit more money to support Turkey to stem the rising flow of migrants.

Greek, Turkish leaders discuss curbing migrants

New York - Greece's new conservative prime minister met Wednesday with Turkey's leader for the first time and asked for cooperation in stemming an uptick in migrant arrivals.

New EU chief faces MEP showdown over 'way of life' tag

Strasbourg - Incoming European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen faced a showdown in the European Parliament on Thursday over her decision to give her top migration official the job title of "Protecting our European Way of Life".

Asylum requests down in developed countries: OECD

Paris - Developed countries received sharply fewer asylum applications last year, a report said Wednesday, as the world remains gripped in a migrant crisis fuelled by wars and economic hardship.

World's migrant population now at 272 million, UN report finds

New York - Europe and North America have absorbed the largest share of the world's 272 million migrants, a population that has grown by 23 percent over the past decade, according to a UN report published Tuesday.

Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal

Benin City - Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe.

New EU chief doubles down on 'European way of life' tag

Apo - The European Commission's incoming chief, Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday defended a controversial "Protecting our European Way of Life" title for her new migration commissioner, rejecting calls to change it.

Ocean Viking set to return to Libya rescues

Rome - Charity rescue vessel Ocean Viking was on Sunday preparing to return to rescuing shipwreck survivors off Libya after disembarking 82 migrants in Italy following a reversal of government policy in Rome.

Mexico 'disagrees' with Trump asylum restrictions

Mexico - Mexico said Thursday it disagrees with President Donald Trump's decision to restrict the right of Central Americans to seek asylum in the United States, a day after the Supreme Court allowed it to go ahead.

EU row grows over 'Way of Life' migration official's title

Apo - Incoming European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen was under intensifying pressure Thursday to drop a controversial title referring to "Protecting our European Way of Life" for her commissioner in charge of migration.

On Hanoi's Red River, fruitsellers forgo comfort for cash

Hanoi - Card games and karaoke help migrant workers pass the time on the cramped houseboats of Hanoi's Red River, swapping their privacy to eke out a living selling fruit for a few dollars a day.

Outcry over EU 'way of life' migration portfolio

Apo - An EU Commission proposal to brand its powerful migration portfolio as "protecting the European way of life" sparked outrage from European lawmakers Tuesday who called it a worrying use of far-right rhetoric.

NBA star Gasol slams Mediterranean migrant inaction

Rome - Spanish NBA star and former Mediterranean rescue volunteer Marc Gasol called Tuesday for action to help migrants making the "almost suicidal" journey from Africa to Europe.

'They don't want us here anymore': Foreigners flee S.Africa xenophobia attacks

Johanesburg - Beverlyn Nyamakwenje was fast asleep in her home in the east Johannesburg township of Katlehong when she was woken by gunshots.

Trump warns of 'bad people' among Bahamas hurricane survivors

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday that the US would have to be careful about allowing Bahamian survivors of Hurricane Dorian into the country, warning there could be "very bad people" among them.

Mexico says migration crackdown working ahead of key talks with US

Mexico - Mexico said Friday it has slashed undocumented migration to the United States by 56 percent since May, aiming to dodge the threat of tariffs under a deal the two countries are set to review next week.

Mexico says migration to US down 56 percent since May

Mexico - Mexico said Friday it has slashed undocumented migration to the United States by 56 percent since May, aiming to dodge the threat of tariffs under a deal the two countries are set to review next week.

Morocco puts brakes on migrant flow as Spain and EU pay out

Madrid - The number of migrants arriving by sea in Spain has plunged with Morocco stopping boat departures since signing lucrative agreements with Madrid and Brussels, experts say.
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Lions, hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
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A Tumstone at the edge of a snow patch.
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