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Migrants

Four people die in attempt to cross the English Channel — French coast guard

A total of 67 people were aboard the boat off the coast of Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France Boulogne-sur-Mer: Four migrants who tried to reach Britain...

Cruise ship rescues 68 migrants heading for Spain’s Canaries, five dead

Bulk carrier Philipp Oldendorff sighted the boat adrift 440 nautical miles (815 km) south of the island of Tenerife Insignia cruise ship was diverted to the area...

Japan now able to deport people with multiple failed asylum claims

Japan's new immigration rules that limit the number of times foreign nationals can apply for asylum went into force on Monday, allowing the country to deport people who have been rejected multiple...

UK says Rwanda asylum seekers’ deportation flights to begin on July 23

Policy of sending asylum seekers who arrived in Britain to the East African nation is one of Rishi Sunak’s flagship policies (Adds details in 2,...

Pope Francis calls anti-migrant attitudes at US border ‘madness’

Record numbers of migrants fleeing poverty and violence have been seeking to enter the US, largely from Central America and Venezuela The matter has emerged as a...

Charities brand UK family reunion system for asylum-seekers ‘broken’

New report says thousands waiting for relatives to be relocated to Britain Refugee Council CEO: ‘The UK has clearly failed the Afghan refugees that it promised to...

Germany limits cash benefit payments for asylum-seekers. Critics say it’s designed to curb migration

When Erdina Laca goes grocery shopping in Eichsfeld these days, she pulls out a special payment card that’s for asylum-seekers only. She no longer pays in cash for her...

Panama’s next president says he’ll try to shut down one of the world’s busiest...

Panama is on the verge of a dramatic change to its immigration policy that could reverberate from the dense Darien jungle to the U.S. border. President-elect José Raúl Mulino says...

At least five migrants died during attempt to cross English Channel – La Voix du Nord

People smugglers typically overload rickety dinghies, leaving them barely afloat and at risk of being lashed by the waves At least five migrants died in...

UN officials urge UK to reconsider plan to transfer asylum seekers to Rwanda

UN called on the UK to instead take practical measures to address irregular flows of migrants and refugees Two United Nations top officials on Tuesday...