Migrant Lives

Italy

Hardline On Immigration: Human Rights Or Democratic Will?

PARIS — Central American migrant parents and children are reuniting in Texas. After being stranded off the coast of Italy, the Aquarius ship has now safely docked in the Spanish port of Valencia ...

Palestinian Territory

Rafah Crossing Voices, When Gaza-Egypt Border Stays Open

RAFAH — It has been one month since the Rafah Border Crossing was opened, marking the longest window in which Gaza residents have been permitted to leave and reenter their besieged territory since ...

Serbia

A New Calais? Migrant "Jungle" Forms On Serbia-Croatia Border

Migrants have begun to live in an informal camp 70 miles from Belgrade, hoping to start a new lif...

Italy

In Southern Italy, A City's Perfect Storm Of Populism

The populist Five-Star Movement and the right-wing League won over half the vote in the strugglin...

India

Fighting For Rights Of India's Women Garment Workers

The industrial enclave of Narol is a beehive of activity and a major source of employment for low...

Italy

Fields Of Despair: Punjabi Farm Workers Exploited In Italy

A sociologist is helping underpaid, over-worked agricultural laborers organize in the city of Lat...

Algeria

A New Migrant Gateway On Algeria’s Western Border

Algerian authorities have been accused of harsh treatment of asylum seekers.

Italy

Deep In Italian Mob Territory, Migrant Workers Face Violence

ROSARNO — A shantytown of tents and shacks stretches out across an abandoned industrial district halfway between the towns of Rosarno and San Ferdinando, deep in the southern Italian region of ...

Brazil

Venezuela Exodus: Migrants Now Crossing Into Northern Brazil

An estimated 40,000 Venezuelans have taken up residence in Boa Vista, the capital of Brazil's...

Italy

Italian Elections: Using 'Guerrilla Art' To Change Immigration Debate

Anti-immigrant rhetoric has become increasingly commonplace as political forces jockey for positi...

Sweden

When Afghan Refugee Weavers Meet Swedish Designers

For Afghan asylum seekers arriving in cold Sweden, the transition isn’t always simple &mdas...

Colombia

A Half-Million And Counting: Venezuelans Pour Into Colombia

Decades ago, thousands of war-weary Colombian made their way to Venezuela in search of better opp...

France

Why They Leave, Understanding Immigrant Psychology

The latest disturbing images along the modern immigrant journey arrive from the French-Italian border. Five migrants from the Ivory Coast, in flip-flops and soaked t-shirts, were rescued last week ...

Syria

Why Syrian Refugees Are Giving Up On Europe

The route from Turkey to Greece was once crowded with Syrian asylum seekers fleeing to Europe. Bu...

Côte d'Ivoire

In Ivory Coast, Stars Campaign To Keep People From Emigrating

ABIDJAN — Jumping and dancing to the rhythm of the popular urban music zouglou, they snap pictures on their smartphones of their idols performing onstage. Always smiling and never sitting still, ...

Italy

"Refugeeland" - Italy Resettles 80 Asylum Seekers In Town Of 7

The government's placement of migrants could increase the population of Vaccarozzi di Erbezzo...

Guatemala

Displaced Guatemalans Languish On Mexican Border

LAGUNA LARGA — Four months ago, hundreds of villagers were expelled from their land in the jungles of northern Guatemala. The government claimed they were encroaching on a protected national park, ...

Algeria

Algeria To Sardinia, A New Migrant Route To Europe

CAGLIARI — Just over 280 kilometers (174 miles) of Mediterranean water separates the Algerian port city of Annaba from the Sulcis on the southwest coast of the Italian island of Sardinia. As Italy ...

Tunisia

The Arab Spring Didn't Change My Life, A New Tunisian Exodus To Italy

SFAX — Plastic bags litter the fields that separate the highway from the Mediterranean Sea. Tunisian fishermen sail their boats in the Gulf of Gabes, between the cities of Sfax and Zarzis — and ...

Lebanon

The Latest Anti-Immigrant Party On The Rise ... In Lebanon

The Lebanese "Party of Hope" calls for the immediate expulsion of more than one million Syrian re...

Argentina

How Immigrants Built Argentina, And Why They're Needed Again

The surge in worldwide refugee numbers may be alarming, but for Argentina it should be seen as an...

United States

How Immigration Could Make Or Break The Trump Presidency

WASHINGTON — President Trump is hurtling toward a crossroads on immigration — his signature campaign issue and a key source of his law-and-order reputation — where each path before him comes with ...