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A seven-year-old girl has died after being taken into custody by the US Border Patrol, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed on Thursday. 

The girl, from Guatemala, died of dehydration and shock eight hours after she was taken into custody, the Washington Post reported.

On December 6, the child and her father had been detained by immigration authorities in the US state of New Mexico as part of a group of 163 people who approached US agents to turn themselves in,...

With a new law, the initiative wants to allow the Minister Horst Seehofer to the authorities, to take a rejected asylum-seekers in the future, up to the time of their deportation in custody. Thus, the CSU wants to prevent politicians seems to be that asylum seekers prior to their deportation.

“If someone is to be deported, we should take him in custody, so he has not disappeared at the time of the deportation,” said Seehofer, the “Passauer Neue Presse”. Therefore, he wanted to present...

Kneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border fence in San Diego on Monday during a protest to support the Central American migrant caravan.

More than 400 demonstrators, many leaders of churches, mosques, synagogues and indigenous communities, sought a halt to detention and deportation of migrants and for the United States to welcome the caravan that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico in November.

Singing and praying, religious...

As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth.

These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a symbol of the problems world dignitaries are trying to address with the U.N.’s first migration compact, being finalized at a conference in Marrakech on Monday and Tuesday.

Rising numbers of migrants live in the makeshift camp that sprung...

Malaysian labour rights groups have called for an investigation into the world's largest glovemaker, Top Glove, after cases were uncovered of migrant workers toiling for long hours and working illegal overtime to pay off huge debts.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed on Thursday that migrant workers at the Malaysian firm often work long hours to earn overtime pay, and in some cases exceed the limit of overtime hours allowed under national laws.

The company, which produces...

Migrants who have been pushed back into Turkey by Greek authorities tell the details of abuse they have been subjected to by the European country.

The plight of migrants trying to reach Europe has not faded, with the most recent tragedy being the discovery of the bodies of four undocumented migrants last week in the Akçadam and Adasarhanlı villages of the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne, near the border with Greece, which is accused of “pushing back” migrants.

All the...

There have been more than 27 suicide attempts in the last two weeks by refugees detained on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, a refugee says.

Abdul Aziz Muhamat has called for action to resolve the mental health crisis from the Australian parliament, which is considering a bill to ease the transfer of sick refugees from Manus and Nauru to Australia.

Mr Muhamat said the crisis among about 600 men in exile on Manus was spiralling out of control.

"As someone who has been on...

The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to separate a child from a parent in certain cases — serious criminal charges against a parent, concerns over the health and welfare...

UN officials are concerned by reports that Greek officials are sending back irregular migrants coming via Turkey -- “push-back” -- with no opportunity for them to seek asylum, including reports of violence.

The alleged policy made headlines this week after three migrants were found in Turkish villages, without trousers or shoes, apparently frozen to death, reportedly victims of the policy.

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR "continues to receive numerous credible reports of alleged...

Foreigners who have moved to Austria but have not yet picked up the language are to be penalised under controversial reforms to the country's social welfare system, as the right-wing government steps up its efforts to deter immigration.

The Austrian government plans to penalise the unemployed by cutting €300 from their monthly benefits if they do not fulfil certain language requirements.

The far-right Freedom Party (FPO) reforms would target immigrants and ethnic minorities in...

Haydee Posadas had waited eight years for her son to come home. On the last night of her long vigil, she was too agitated to sleep.

Her son had fled Honduras for the U.S. in 2010 in part because of gang threats, just as thousands are doing today in the migrant caravans headed north, including men from the same neighborhood. But en route in Mexico, again like so many others, Wilmer Gerardo Nunez disappeared into the vortex of drug violence that he was trying to escape in the first...

The bodies of three people thought to be irregular migrants have been found in separate border villages in Turkey's northwestern Edirne province, security sources said on December 4.

The body of one migrant — thought to be of Afghan origin — was found in the village of Serem, while the bodies of two more migrants were found in the villages of Akçadam and Adasarhanlı, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

All the migrants are...

A Norwegian former cabinet minister has been charged with sexually abusing three asylum seekers over a period of several years, prosecution authorities said.

Svein Ludvigsen, 72, was charged with one count of taking advantage of his position as regional governor, and one count of exploiting the asylum seekers’ vulnerable situation to abuse them sexually.

“The prosecution authorities have charged a former politician with the sexual abuse of three people,” the prosecutor Tor...

A 15-year-old Syrian refugee seen being pushed to the ground and having water poured on his face in a video shared on social media has said he will not return to the school where the incident took place.

Footage of the playground incident, which occurred at Almondbury community school on 25 October, went viral on Tuesday night. Since then, fresh footage has emerged that is said to show the boy’s sister being physically abused at the same school.

On November 29 afternoon around...

Italy's parliament will have the last word on the UN migration pact, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on November 28, so its officials will not attend a conference next month to ratify it.

Italy "reserves the right to adhere to this document or not only after the parliament has decided," Conte said.

Italian officials would therefore not attend December's UN conference in Marrakesh on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, where delegates there will...