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Trump cuts aid to Central American countries as migrant crisis deepens

03 March, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US government cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States and threatened to shutter the US-Mexico border. A surge of asylum seekers from the three countries have sought to enter the United States across the … Read More

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Caravan migrants stalled at Texas border eye other routes

02 February, 2019 3:50 pm 3:50 pm

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (Reuters) – Some Central American migrants seeking entry into the United States but stalled near a Texas crossing said on Wednesday they are considering moving to another part of the border, where they may have a better chance of lodging a speedy asylum claim. Mulling their next move from the dusty Mexican … Read More

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Hardline Italian minister faces trial over blocked migrants

01 January, 2019 11:47 pm 11:47 pm

ROME (Reuters) – A special tribunal has recommended that Interior Minister Matteo Salvini face trial for refusing to let 150 migrants disembark last year from a rescue ship docked in Sicily, the far-right leader said on Thursday. The court, which reviews investigations involving government ministers, overturned a previous recommendation by prosecutors to drop the politically … Read More

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Central American migrants protest closure of Tijuana shelter

01 January, 2019 8:50 am 8:50 am

TIJUANA (Reuters) – Federal police took steps to close a migrant shelter in Mexico’s city of Tijuana , sparking protests from some of the dozens of US-bound people who had been staying there after travelling in a caravan from Central America. The arrival of several thousand migrants in recent months, many fleeing poverty and violence … Read More

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Cities to work together to tackle migration ahead of UN pact

12 December, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – Officials from more than 70 cities from around the world pledged to work closer together to tackle migration flows, supporting a United Nations pact which a rising number of countries have pulled out from. With a record 21.3 million refugees globally, all 193 UN members except the United States finalised in … Read More

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Tensions rise at US-Mexico border as migrants, holiday travellers wait to c...

11 November, 2018 8:56 am 8:56 am

TIJUANA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Central American migrants in Mexico massed on Thursday around a tense US border crossing, where security measures held up long lines of Mexicans headed to Thanksgiving gatherings on the other side of the frontier. With few belongings, and many of them with children in tow, the migrants set out for … Read More

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Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

10 October, 2018 9:15 am 9:15 am

WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern US border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade. Stretching almost 2,000 miles (3,200 km), the U.S.-Mexican border is one of the busiest … Read More

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Group seeks US DNA to identify missing migrants

10 October, 2018 8:21 am 8:21 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Human rights advocates pushed the US government for access to an FBI-run DNA database to help identify the remains of thousands of immigrants who have disappeared on the US-Mexico border. US officials pledged continued talks on identifying remains but said they were limited by US law on what database information they … Read More

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Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants enter Peru despite passport rule

08 August, 2018 9:19 am 9:19 am

LIMA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants entered Peru to seek refugee status or for other humanitarian reasons, Peruvian authorities said, despite a new rule prohibiting Venezuelans without passports from crossing into Peru from Ecuador taking effect. Peru implemented the passport requirement due to a four-fold increase in migrants fleeing economic collapse in Venezuela in … Read More

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German conservative says community service would help migrants integrate

08 August, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Completing a year of community service would improve the integration of refugees into German society and their acceptance by the public, the general secretary of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party said on Saturday. Many members of the Christian Democrat Union supported either reinstating the military draft or a year of community service, … Read More

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Two migrants die on boat left adrift by Libyan coast guard – charity

07 July, 2018 8:49 am 8:49 am

ON BOARD OPEN ARMS, Mediterranean (Reuters) – A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said on Tuesday after finding a second woman alive in the vessel, which had been carrying migrants towards Europe. A rescue boat operated by the Spanish charity Proactiva … Read More

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