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#Migrants

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough as Ireland agrees to help with relocation of people stranded on migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking

Breakthrough as Ireland agrees to help with relocation of people stranded on migrant rescue ship

356 migrants have been stranded aboard the Ocean Viking boat in the Mediterranean.

From TheJournal.ie Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island Open Arms This post contains videos

Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island

Some of the people on board have spent months or years in Libyan detention camps, suffering torture and sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Six EU countries agree to take some of the 147 migrants stranded on Opens Arms ship, Italy says Migrants

Six EU countries agree to take some of the 147 migrants stranded on Opens Arms ship, Italy says

The announcement comes amid a war of words between Italy’s interior minister and the premier.

From TheJournal.ie Undocumented migrants in US wait in fear as no immediate sign of threatened large-scale raids Immigration Sweep

Undocumented migrants in US wait in fear as no immediate sign of threatened large-scale raids

ICE agents were expected to conduct raids in at least 10 major cities yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Pence claims migrants 'well cared for' during visit to centre as protestors decry 'concentration camps' Vice President

Pence claims migrants 'well cared for' during visit to centre as protestors decry 'concentration camps'

The US Vice President said the situation at the border is a “crisis that is overwhelming our system”.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists Border

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

From TheJournal.ie Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia Capsized

Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

The tragedy comes after 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on their detention centre in Libya.

From TheJournal.ie UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre Libya

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of father and daughter who drowned trying to cross US border returned home El Salvador

Bodies of father and daughter who drowned trying to cross US border returned home

An image of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter went viral last week.

From TheJournal.ie A $4.5 billion emergency fund approved for US border as its chief quits amid child-detainee outcry US Border Crisis

A $4.5 billion emergency fund approved for US border as its chief quits amid child-detainee outcry

John Sanders was appointed to the post just two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December Border Patrol

Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December

The teen has been identified by US Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast Mediterranean

Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

The boat was travelling from Libya to Italy.

From TheJournal.ie The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia Crisis

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia

Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá.

From TheJournal.ie 350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives Migrants

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives

The caravan first set off on Wednesday from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.

From TheJournal.ie Trump '100% ready' to shut down US-Mexico border despite being warned of 'catastrophic economic impact' Long Delays

Trump '100% ready' to shut down US-Mexico border despite being warned of 'catastrophic economic impact'

“Sure it’s going to have a negative impact on the economy. Security is more important to me than trade.”

From TheJournal.ie Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities' LE Eithne

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

From TheJournal.ie Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants City Of Sanctuary

Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Cork will be the latest area to become a so-called place of sanctuary – making it part of a wider national, and indeed international, movement.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of Hondurans set off in new migrant caravan towards US Migrants

Hundreds of Hondurans set off in new migrant caravan towards US

Trump tweeted today that “only a wall, or steel barrier, will keep our country safe”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to accept 5 migrant minors from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people Malta

Ireland to accept 5 migrant minors from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

Almost 50 migrants who were stranded at sea for weeks aboard two rescue ships arrived in Malta yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie German far-right group launches vigilante street patrol after alleged asylum seeker attacks Germany

German far-right group launches vigilante street patrol after alleged asylum seeker attacks

Local authorities said they were shocked to hear about the news in a Bavarian town.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Brexit could be behind the upsurge in migrants aiming to cross the English Channel Immigration

Explainer: Why Brexit could be behind the upsurge in migrants aiming to cross the English Channel

Four in five people who attempted to cross the English Channel in dinghies in 2018 did so in the last three months. But why?

From TheJournal.ie Britain and France to step up English Channel patrols after spike in migrant crossings Immigration This post contains videos

Britain and France to step up English Channel patrols after spike in migrant crossings

Both countries are to increase surveillance patrols and target trafficking gangs.

From TheJournal.ie UK treating rise in migrant crossing the Channel as 'major incident' Migrants

UK treating rise in migrant crossing the Channel as 'major incident'

The move follows the interception of two more vessels carrying 12 migrants off the southeast English coast.

From TheJournal.ie 'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false The Lancet

'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false

The two-year research was published in the medical journal The Lancet.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Children in cages is the new normal in Hungary Migrants

Opinion: Children in cages is the new normal in Hungary

EU leaders must end the practice of imprisoning unaccompanied minors in Hungary and throughout Europe, writes Sinn Fein senator Paul Gavan.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves' Human Trafficking

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

Some work 116 hours per week, yet are only paid an average of €2.83 per hour, the High Court was told.

From TheJournal.ie Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally Migrants

Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally

The US President issued a proclamation earlier this month as a matter of “national security”.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant caravan faces desperate situation amid warning that chance of entering US 'almost nil' Limbo

Migrant caravan faces desperate situation amid warning that chance of entering US 'almost nil'

Trump has deployed nearly 6,000 troops to the border to deter what he has called an “invasion”.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,500 caravan migrants arrive at US border after over a month on the road Caravan

Over 1,500 caravan migrants arrive at US border after over a month on the road

The full caravan – some 5,500 migrants in all – was expected to continue arriving in Tijuana in the coming hours.

From TheJournal.ie Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people Study

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people

Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant caravan embarks on 'route of death' through Mexico towards US border Caravans

Migrant caravan embarks on 'route of death' through Mexico towards US border

US president Donald Trump has ordered US troops to the Mexican border in response to the caravans.

From TheJournal.ie One killed and three injured after Moroccan navy opens fire on speedboat carrying local migrants Migrant Crisis

One killed and three injured after Moroccan navy opens fire on speedboat carrying local migrants

25 people were on the boat, including the people traffickers who were Spanish nationals.

From TheJournal.ie What has sparked the huge far-right (and anti-racism) protests in Germany? Chemnitz

What has sparked the huge far-right (and anti-racism) protests in Germany?

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Chemnitz over the past three days in immigration demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie Italy threatens to pull EU funding over migrant boat crisis Diciotti

Italy threatens to pull EU funding over migrant boat crisis

The migrants have been blocked at the Sicilian port of Catania on the Diciotti vessel since Monday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims Crisis

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

From TheJournal.ie 450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy and Malta argue over who should take them Lampedusa

450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy and Malta argue over who should take them

The migrants had initially set sail from Libya in a single wooden vessel.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split Migration Deal

Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split

Merkel has put to rest a row with her interior minister Horst Seehofer that had threatened the survival of her coalition government.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland agrees to take in 25 migrants from stranded Lifeline ship Migrants

Ireland agrees to take in 25 migrants from stranded Lifeline ship

The Lifeline boat has 234 migrants on board and has been refused permission to dock in a number of countries.

From TheJournal.ie US border agents scale back zero-tolerance policy for migrant families Temporary

US border agents scale back zero-tolerance policy for migrant families

Parents separated from their children have spoken about their desperate attempts to be reunited.

From TheJournal.ie Italy passes sea rescue of 1,000 to Libya as EU nations hold informal talks on migration Europe

Italy passes sea rescue of 1,000 to Libya as EU nations hold informal talks on migration

Migration across the Mediterranean Sea is down sharply from last year but it is dominating Europe’s political agenda.

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