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Migrants’ Emotional Ties to U.S. Expressed in Flags, Tombs and Fancy Homes

CHIVARRETO, Guatemala — Perched high on a mountain slope above a hamlet in Guatemala, the sign is hard to miss: 10 metal letters, each 33-feet-high and painted white, spelling out the town’s name. “CHIVARRETO.” That the sign calls to mind Read more…


For Families Split at Border, an Anguished Wait for Children’s Return

SAN PEDRO SOLOMA, Guatemala — Pablo Domingo isn’t getting much sleep these days. He barely eats and can’t focus on work. His thoughts turn day and night to his 8-year-old son, Byron, whom he hasn’t seen since May. That’s when Read more…


Australia Sends Migrants Found in Crocodile-Infested Waters to Detention

SYDNEY, Australia — For the first time in nearly four years, a group of migrants was caught illegally entering the Australian mainland by sea this week, after surviving a shipwreck and several days in crocodile-infested waters, the authorities said. By Read more…


Europe Benefits by Bankrolling an Anti-Migrant Effort. Niger Pays a Price.

DIRKOU, Niger — The heavily armed troops are positioned around oases in Niger’s vast northern desert, where temperatures routinely climb beyond 100 degrees. While both Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have branches operating in the area, the mission of Read more…


‘All of Africa Is Here’: Where Europe’s Southern Border Is Just a Fence

CEUTA, Spain — For most migrants from Africa, the last stage of their trip to Europe involves some sort of perilous sea crossing. At the border in Ceuta, there is just a fence. Ceuta (pronounced say-YOU-tah) is one of the Read more…


Rafting Across a Mexico River to Make a Living, and Remake a Life

CIUDAD TECÚN UMÁN, Guatemala — Traffic on the international bridge that spans the Suchiate River and links the Guatemalan town of Ciudad Tecún Umán with Mexico, is often light. For the immigration and customs agents posted at each end of Read more…


Deported From U.S., and Picking Up Pieces of a Shattered Dream

A Guatemalan family wanted to ‘leave behind everything bad.’ Ahead, though, was ‘a huge torment’ that still haunts them. Source Link


U.N. Agrees on Migration Pact, but U.S. Is Conspicuously Absent

The United Nations on Friday completed an agreement on improved ways to handle the global flow of migrants — a pact particularly notable because it was boycotted by a huge and influential member, the United States. The agreement — the Read more…


Border Patrol Stops Canadian Fishermen in Disputed Waters Off Maine

As tensions rise between the United States and Canada, there’s a new clash in the cool waters off the northeast tip of Maine, which are rich with lobster, scallops and cod. For more than a decade, American and Canadian fishermen Read more…


Merkel’s Government Teeters as Conservatives Clash on Migration

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany struggled to keep her government together on Monday, after her rebellious Bavarian interior minister first threatened to resign, then backtracked, and finally gave her a second ultimatum on creating a hard border with Read more…