The Listening Post

Border Security TV: Crossing the Line?

Critics say this sub-genre of reality TV misrepresents what happens at nations' borders.

Opinion

The rise of hipster colonialism

The proposal that foreign powers acquire land in Africa to stem migration is nothing but 'hipster' colonialism.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Mexico

Mexico to deport asylum seekers who tried to breach US border

Mexico arrests 98 people as march turns chaotic after US agents fired tear gas at migrants and refugees near border.

Immigration

Looking at life in the caravan border camp as space gets tight

Trump renews threat to shut US-Mexico border as more Central Americans arrive to begin long wait to apply for asylum.

Bosnia

Stranded in Bosnia, refugees desperate to reach Western Europe

Bosnia is struggling to deal with a large influx of Iranian refugees trying to reach Western Europe by way of the Balkans and visa-free entry to Serbia.

US-Mexico border

Trump issues Thanksgiving threat: I'll close border if I have to

Trump renews threat to shut US-Mexico border as more Central Americans arrive to begin long wait to apply for asylum.

Trump issues Thanksgiving threat: I'll close border if I have to

Radicalised Youth

Prejudice and Pride in Hungary: Inside the Far Right

What is driving Hungary's youth towards violent far-right movements?

Latin America

New migrant caravans form as initial groups arrive at US border

Hundreds of Salvadorans, fleeing poverty and violence, begin journey to the US-Mexico border.

New migrant caravans form as initial groups arrive at US border

People & Power

Rescue at Sea: Migrants in the Mediterranean

Why are authorities in Italy and Libya trying to stop NGO vessels from rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean sea?

This is Europe

The suburbs: A brief history of French housing estates

From the functional to the dysfunctional: How France fell out of love with its high-rise housing estates.

The suburbs: A brief history of French housing estates

Colombia

Venezuelan migrants' dangerous trek through Colombia

More than three million Venezuelans have fled poverty, hunger, and crime in their country in recent years, in one of the biggest migrations in the world today.

United States

Trump on immigration: ‘No asylum for illegal migrants’

Using executive powers, President Donald Trump has reduced asylum claims, now mandating a claim can only be considered if a person entered the United States through a legal checkpoint

Talk to Al Jazeera

Amin Awad: No end in sight for MENA refugee crisis

The director of UNHCR's MENA bureau talks about refugee crisis, countries shirking responsibility and future solutions.

Mexico

After resting in Mexico City, caravan ready to continue north

Some 5,000 Central Americans rested in makeshift refugee camp in city's stadium to prepare for next leg of journey.

Asylum Seekers

Trump administration moves to restrict asylum seekers at border

Once plan goes into effect, those at US southern border would only be eligible for asylum if they go to official port.

Trump administration moves to restrict asylum seekers at border