Nearly two dozen major technology companies are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
ROME, ITALY (INTERSOS) – The doors open every evening at the Italian charity Intersos in Rome to feed at least a few of the nearly 65,000 immigrant minors who have arrived in the city after making a perilous sea crossing from North Africa. Continue reading
Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
A new UN report has revealed that migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 percent of those travelling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking.
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (NBC) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday (September 5) scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people. Continue reading
AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading
AMRITSAR, PUNJAB, INDIA (REUTERS)- The partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 led to one of the largest known mass migrations in the human history with millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims displaced from their homelands. Continue reading
Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday. Continue reading
CALAIS, FRANCE (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday (July 26) to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as “the Jungle”. Continue reading
SAN YSIDRO PORT OF ENTRY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION) – Video released this week shows a 16-year-old Mexican teenager being told by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to drink from a bottle which contained liquid methamphetamine moments before his death. Continue reading