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Clothes, shoes, passports: Migrants forced to dump possessions at US-Mexico wall

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In Yuma, south-west Arizona, just a short distance from a gap in the 30-foot-high border barrier between the US and Mexico, Fernando “Fernie” Quiroz collects piles of shoes, shoelaces and clothing from the dirt road a...

Risking it all: migrants brave Darién Gap in pursuit of the American dream

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José Moreno and Katerin Huertas have walked and hitchhiked hundreds of miles. Moreno, 20, wears beach sandals and carries a backpack stuffed with baby clothes, nappies and oat milk. Huertas, 22, carries their seven-mo...

Border migrants injured after high-speed Texas police chase ends in crash

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Sixteen people – most of whom were trying to enter the US without permission – were injured when their pickup truck crashed while being chased at high speeds by Texas police, according to authorities. Two of those hur...

‘I will die here, I can’t go back to Africa’: migrants respond to Rwanda removal

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Small boat arrivals on the Kent coast have expressed fears that they will be removed from the UK and transferred to Rwanda, after hearing the government’s announcement that asylum claims will be processed offshore. “I...

At least 19 migrants missing after boat capsizes off coast of Libya

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A boat carrying about two dozen migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on Saturday, with at least 19 people missing and presumed dead, authorities said. Libya’s coastguard said that a group ...

African migrants deported in Trump era suffered abuse on return, report finds

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Cameroonian asylum-seekers deported by the Trump administration suffered imprisonment, torture and rape on their return, and many were forced in to hiding or fleeing the country once more, according to a new report. I...

Infant killed after coast guard opens fire on boat carrying Venezuelan migrants

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A Venezuelan woman was shot and wounded and her nine-month-old baby was killed in her arms when Trinidad and Tobago’s coast guard opened fire on the boat carrying migrants fleeing their home country. In a statement po...

‘It’s Russian roulette’: migrants describe nightmarish route across Florida Straits

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Those who survive the perilous sea crossing between the Bahamas and the US describe a nightmarish odyssey of vomit, sweat and fear. “It’s suicide – Russian roulette,” one Brazilian migrant recalled in a 2017 interview...

The climate crisis is killing migrants trying to cross the US border, study finds

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Undocumented migrants who attempt to cross the border from Mexico to the US are disproportionately dying in a harsh stretch of desert that is becoming deadlier due to the climate crisis, a new research has found. Mig...

Migrants are told they must earn a place in Britain. But no one should have to

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How much are you worth? I don’t mean what is the sum of your financial assets. I mean, as a human, if you had to come up with some formula to determine what your value is, how would you go about it? If that is too dif...

Matteo Salvini: ‘I refuse to think of substituting 10m Italians with 10m migrants’

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Whether they’re camped outside in freezing temperatures or stranded at sea, Matteo Salvini exhibits little sympathy for the asylum seekers blocked at European borders. The Italian far-right leader, who as interior min...

Tory MPs suggest sending migrants to UK to the Falklands

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Conservative MPs are urging ministers to send people travelling to the UK by small boats to offshore centres as far away as the Falkland Islands as concern grows that the party is losing support among red wall voters....

Tensions rise as Belarus escorts migrants towards Polish border – video

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Polish authorities have accused Belarus of trying to spark a major confrontation as footage showed hundreds of migrants walking towards the Polish border. Belarusian State Border Committee shared drone footage of Poli...

On the frozen frontiers of Europe with the migrants caught in a lethal game

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On the outskirts of the Białowieża forest – which bestrides the border between south-east Poland and Belarus – a group of seven Iraqi Kurds make their weary way towards the Polish hamlet of Grodzisk. The latest miles ...

Poland criticised over stranded migrants after seventh death at border

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Polish police have found another body near the border with Belarus amid fresh allegations that Warsaw is breaking international law in its treatment of migrants stranded in harrowing conditions on the EU’s eastern fro...

‘Who wouldn’t want out?’: migrants deported to Haiti face challenge of survival

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When Reynold Joseph was deported from the US back to Haiti after five years in South America, he was unprepared for just how bad things had become in his homeland. Outside a ramshackle guesthouse near downtown Port-au...

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