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In Guatemala, the mother of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who died Christmas Eve, told The Associated Press that her son was healthy when he left with his father on their journey.
The Trump administration has spent weeks lambasting the caravan, which it said was filled with criminals, gang members and even — it insinuated at one point without any proof — terrorists.
Immigration is a major issue in Europe since 2015 when the migrant numbers escalated due to conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East, with Syrian refugees representing the largest group.
Its research details 'forced marriage, kidnappings, violence, sexual abuse, slavery' and a huge lack in education opportunities.
Local police backed up by officers from across Germany, were out in force to keep both sides from clashing.
With thousands of migrants dying at sea every year across the globe, European and African governments are struggling to keep up with the deaths and identify the bodies.
Operation Sophia, a fleet of EU Naval ships, was launched in June 2015 following a series of deadly shipwrecks and has since picked up thousands of migrants floundering in the Mediterranean.
According to the media, at least 100 Venezuelans were held up at the border following the ruling of a federal judge.
As India cracks down on illegal migrants, a comparison with the Trump administration’s immigration policies is inevitable.
Around 60,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean since January, around half the number of people in the same period in 2017.
Many of them jumped into the sea when the rescuers arrived on Wednesday for fear of being taken back to Libya where migrants often suffer abuse, arbitrary detentions, extortion and violence.
Local media reported that Italy's coastguard instructed an Italian offshore supply ship to coordinate the rescue operation with the Libyan authorities.
Close to 21,000 migrants have arrived in Spain by sea since the beginning of the year and 304 died in the attempt, the International Organization for Migration says.
Over 1,500 people have died so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Migration into Europe is down sharply from previous years but the topic has become very political.
In all, about 55,000 migrants have reached European shores so far this year, against more than double that number at this time last year, 111,753, the International Organization for Migration, said.