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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…


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


Mental Health of Children in Australian Detention Center Reaches ‘Crisis Point’

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian government will allow a young girl to leave an offshore detention center on the Pacific island nation of Nauru and seek medical care in Australia, the latest in a series of refugee children who have Read more…


Why New Zealand Is Furious About Australia’s Deportations Policy

On the night of Sept. 11, 2015, security cameras in a prison in Goulburn, a city southwest of Sydney, recorded a final, desperate act. A dark pool of blood and water spilled out from underneath a locked cell door. Alone Read more…


Taking Migrant Children From Parents Is Illegal, U.N. Tells U.S.

The administration has characterized its policy as being about illegal immigration, though many of the detained migrants — including those in families that are split apart — enter at official border crossings and request asylum, which is not an illegal Read more…