migrant crisis

US, Guatemala sign agreement to restrict asylum cases

The agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the US to apply for protections in Guatemala instead of at the US border.

published on : 27th July 2019

Libya's coast guard recovers dozens of bodies of migrants 

At least a dozen were taken to a hospital in Khoms while the rest were transferred to different detention centres, including Tajoura, located near the front lines of the fighting between rival Libyan

published on : 26th July 2019

US VP Mike Pence visits overcrowded migrant camp, deplores 'crisis' 

The vice president visited the McAllen Border Station, where he was taken to a sweltering outdoor portal where 384 men were held in a caged area.

published on : 13th July 2019

Guatemalan migrant, whose infant daughter died, slams 'cruelty' of US detention centres

Yazmin Juarez told the House Civil Rights, Civil Liberties subcommittee she fled to the United States last year with her 19-month-old Mariee 'because I feared for our lives in Guatemala.'

published on : 11th July 2019

US Department of Homeland Security requests 1,000 soldiers to manage migrant crisis

The Department of Homeland Security has been criticized after a report from its inspector general, a watchdog, last week warned about 'dangerous overcrowding' in migrant detention facilities in Texas.

published on : 9th July 2019

From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants

Often seen as a political headache in the countries, recent tragedies have focused attention on the risks they face and the political constraints at the root of them.

published on : 6th July 2019

US border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

The unprecedented surge of migrant families has left U.S. immigration detention centers severely overcrowded and taxed the government's ability to provide medical care and other attention.

published on : 26th June 2019

Mexico airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants

To avail the Reuniting Families program adult migrants must identify themselves with their unique identity document and minors must show a passport or birth certificate.

published on : 21st June 2019