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As Sweden Votes, the Far Right Gains Even in an Immigrant Bastion

FLEN, Sweden — The entrance to the small mosque is blocked by a gate. A window is badly cracked around a hole from a rock or a BB gun. A sliding metal security door has been painted with a swastika, 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…


Gay Afghan Teenager Denied Asylum in Austria Because He Didn’t Fit Stereotype, Rights Group Says

Migrants who flee their home countries for Europe face perilous and sometimes fatal journeys crossing by boat or over land, often at the hands of unscrupulous human traffickers. The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said this Read more…


Jehovah’s Witnesses, Fleeing Russia Crackdown, Seek Shelter in Finland

TURKU, Finland — Sergey Avilkin, one of the hundreds of Russians now sheltering in Finland to avoid arrest as “extremists” in their home country, has no interest in politics or politicians and says that he has always followed the biblical Read more…


In U.S. and Europe, Migration Conflict Points to Deeper Political Problems

LONDON — Major political conflicts are playing out both in the United States and in Europe over immigration and refugees. While the clashes might look similar on the surface, and do in fact share much in common, they’re also different Read more…


Rescue Ship Docks in Malta as 8 Nations Agree to Take Its Migrants

ROME — A rescue ship carrying more than 200 African migrants docked in Malta on Wednesday after eight European countries agreed to take them in, ending an impasse that had left the ship stranded in the Mediterranean for a week. Read more…


On Mexico’s Migrant Trail: Confusion and Tough Choices

As word of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy reached migrants, some reconsidered their trips but others pressed on amid the possibility of a policy change. Source Link


Hungary Passes ‘Stop Soros’ Law Criminalizing Aid to Migrants

Collectively, the moves reinforce efforts by Mr. Orban to create a more illiberal and homogeneous society since regaining power in 2010. He has undermined the country’s checks and balances, gamed the electoral system, appointed loyalists to key positions in the Read more…


As Europe’s Liberal Order Splinters, Trump Wields an Ax

With a rift over migrants bringing German politics to a boil, the country’s feuding leaders scraped together a truce Monday on an issue that threatens to topple the fragile government. Then President Trump stepped in. “The people of Germany are Read more…


Merkel Coalition Threatened by Bavarian Revolt Over Migration

BERLIN — The populist surge that has left Hungary, Austria and Italy threatening to close their borders to migrants has now spread to Germany, where it could even bring down Chancellor Angela Merkel and further unhinge Europe Union’s cohesion and Read more…