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Home Office tells councils to take unaccompanied migrant children

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Councils across the UK will be forced to care for unaccompanied children who have arrived on small boats under new rules put forward by the Home Office. The decision follows complaints from Kent county council and oth...

Improving migrant workers’ lives in Qatar

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Your report (‘We have fallen into a trap’: Qatar’s World Cup dream is a nightmare for hotel staff, 18 November) fails to acknowledge the progress Qatar has made to improve living and working standards for foreign work...

‘Horrific’: 10 people suffocate in overcrowded migrant boat off Libya

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Ten people were found dead in the lower deck of a severely overcrowded wooden boat off the coast of Libya, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reported. According to survivors, those who died on Tuesday suffocated after...

Decathlon stops canoe sales in northern France to curb migrant crossings

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The sport equipment retailer Decathlon will no longer sell canoes in the north of France to prevent migrants from attempting to use them to cross to England. Tuesday’s announcement came as hundreds of people crossed t...

Amnesty report: Qatar migrant workers trapped and exploited before World Cup

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Reforms in Qatar have stalled with a year to go before the World Cup, leaving thousands of migrant workers trapped and exploited, according to a damning new report by Amnesty International. Last year Qatar passed two ...

Migrant attempting to reach the UK feared dead in Channel crossing

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Another person is believed to have died attempting to reach the UK across the English Channel, government sources have said. The French authorities told UK officials on Wednesday that the latest suspected death happen...

Biden to reinstate Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy

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The Biden administration said on Friday it plans to reinstate the Trump-era border policy known as Remain in Mexico, which forced at least 70,000 asylum seekers to stay in Mexico, many for extended periods and in depr...

EU seeks to tighten Belarus visa rules amid growing migrant crisis

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The European Commission has said it wants to suspend easy access to visas for Belarusian officials in an attempt to deter it from pushing migrants from the Middle East and Africa across its border with the bloc. Neigh...

The invisible migrant workers propping up Ireland’s €4bn meat industry

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In spring 2018, Alina Serbenco’s husband, Vasile, sat in a fast-food outlet in Dublin and plugged his mobile phone into a socket to recharge. It had been only a few months since he had moved from Romania to take up a ...

‘Law and order’ views linger in Del Rio after migrant encampment cleared

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Carmelita was still trying to understand why so many migrants were allowed into Del Rio, Texas, where they camped in squalor under a bridge near her home. “I felt terrified,” she said. “There were, like, a lot of nigh...

Biden administration to reopen migrant detention camp near Guantánamo Bay prison

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The Biden administration is preparing to reopen a migrant detention camp on Guantánamo Bay in the wake of a surge of migrants and asylum seekers on the southern border. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) b...

Priti Patel’s plans to send migrant boats back to France ‘dead in water’, union says

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Priti Patel’s plans to send back small boats carrying migrants in the Channel are already “dead in the water”, an immigration workers’ union has said. Border Force staff are being trained to employ “turn-around” tacti...

EU ‘seeking to turn migrant database into mass surveillance tool’

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The EU has been accused of planning “a powerful tool for the mass surveillance” of migrants through proposed changes to a fingerprint database for asylum seekers. Campaigners from 31 non-governmental organisations, in...

‘I am in the same boat’: anger and empathy greets Dungeness migrant arrivals

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There were shouts of “lawbreakers” and “go home” as 15 migrants staggered on to the shingle of Dungeness beach in Kent, greeted by a handful of hostile onlookers. One woman also directed her anger at the lifeboat crew...

Biden urged to scrap Trump ‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy after court ruling

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Democratic lawmakers and immigration advocates are pressing Joe Biden to take new steps to end an immigration policy begun by his predecessor, Donald Trump, after the US supreme court ordered that the controversial “r...

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