Immigration News – the latest from Al Jazeera

Germany

Wrongfully deported Afghan man 'to return to Germany'

A 20-year-old Afghan man who was wrongfully deported will return to Germany in the comings days, Der Spiegel reports.

Wrongfully deported Afghan man 'to return to Germany'

Opinion

The cost of xenophobia in Trump's America

Trump's plan to prohibit spouses of foreign workers from holding employment will have dire economic and human costs.

Khaled A Beydoun

by Khaled A Beydoun

Khaled A Beydoun

France

France cuts period for refugees' asylum bid

The French Senate passes a law reducing the time refugees can claim asylum and the number of days to appeal a rejected decision, but increases how long they can be detained before being deported.

Europe

Over 1,500 people died trying to reach Europe in 2018

On a per capita basis, this is one of the deadliest years yet because fewer people are trying to reach the continent.

More than 1,500 people died trying to reach Europe in 2018: UN

US-Mexico border

US: 700 migrant children still separated from families

US says 431 children couldn't be reunited by Thursday's deadline because their parents were no longer in the country.

United States

US: Immigrants prevented from making asylum bids

For the first time in 40 years, immigrants unable to claim political asylum as US President Donald Trump's policies continue to divide families.

Europe

Hungary follows US in pulling out of UN migration pact

Deal is against 'Hungary's security interests', says right-wing government that has taken tough anti-migration stand.

Hungary follows US in pulling out of UN migration pact

United States

US immigration: Mother says child suffered trauma

Trump's zero-tolerance policy separating kids at border can cause children lifelong trauma.

Latin America

Mike Pompeo meets Mexico's president-elect Obrador

The US secretary of state met the incoming and outgoing presidents of Mexico while protesters, angry at the US' treatment of immigrants, hounded Pompeo's visit.

European Union

Austria, Germany seeking to restrict movement within Schengen

With anti-immigration parties running Austria and Italy and German Chancellor Merkel increasingly under pressure from the far right, the free movement of the Schengen Area may become more restricted.

United States

US 'confident' it will meet next deadline to reunite families

The Trump administration failed to meet the court-mandated deadline to reunite children under five with their families after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

Opinion

The invasion of the baby snatchers

The history of breaking up families in America started not with Trump but the so-called 'discovery' of the new world.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

US-Mexico border

Trump request for long-term detention of migrant children denied

Ruling comes as government says it will reunite only half of migrant children under five by Tuesday deadline.

Trump request for long-term detention of migrant children denied

US & Canada

US seafood industry struggles without foreign workers

The Trump administration's tightening of H-2B visas has resulted in a shortage of seasonal workers in Maryland's crab picking industry which, in turn, is driving some US businesses and towns to the brink.

US-Mexico border

'They chose the kids like they were grocery products'

A Brazilian asylum seeker fights to be reunited with her nine-year-old son after being separated when entering the US.