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Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policy

7/17/19 – AP News

By María Verza

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear. 57 more words

Migration And Migrants

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, July II 2019

Written by Katarzyna Sochacka and Clare Ferguson.

The main highlight of the July II plenary session was the election of Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission. 512 more words


Homeland Security chief says family separations at U.S. border are down

A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer’s zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons. 745 more words


Laborers, Indentured Servants, Run-aways, Modern-Day Slaves, Abused Workers Are All Too Common in Era of Globalization

An ongoing campaign by CNN, since 2011, estimates that 40 million people are victims of modern-day slavery, including human trafficking, forced labor, abuse of wage and hour laws, debt bondage, domestic servitude, commercial sexual exploitation, child labor, forced marriage, child soldiers, and forced sex acts for money,   (See the CNN report, “ 1,355 more words

Middle East

This German city had few foreigners. Then refugees changed it in some surprising ways.

Griff Witte, Luisa Beck

FRANKFURT AN DER ODER, Germany —“Don’t make me cry, too,” Shefaa Alfrag told a sobbing 3-year-old Zoey. It was the last day of Alfrag’s teaching internship at a concrete-block preschool on Germany’s eastern border, and the two lingered in the doorway as Alfrag patted Zoey’s back. 336 more words


A beautiful family at the border

A particular image from my recent trip to the US-Mexico border keeps recurring — two images, actually, involving the same 9-year-old girl from Honduras and her younger sisters. 563 more words