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President Donald Trump has said the Central American migrants traveling via caravan should seek asylum in Mexico – and threatened that they will be turned away if they reach the U.S. border.

“People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” he tweeted on october 21.

But following through on that threat could violate international law, experts say.

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Bosnian police blocked about 400 migrants from reaching the border with its neighbour and EU member Croatia on October 23, sparking a scuffle, shortly after thwarting another group in a similar attempt.

"They tried to cross by force. The police turned them down. There was a scuffle," police spokeswoman Snezana Galic told AFP of the confrontation near the Maljevac border post, where about 100 police were deployed.

No injuries were reported. By late evening, some 100 migrants...

Two migrants were injured (one seriously) in Brindisi with baseball bats from a racist round, while a third attack on a young migrant would have failed due to the intervention of a passer-by. 

One of the two wounded is Elija, secretary of the Ghana city community, who has been living and working in Brindisi for several years. 

The other wounded is a boy from Senegal, residing in the dormitory. 

On the episodes investigates the Digos of Brindisi that in these hours is...

Morocco said on October 22 it would deport 141 migrants who were arrested a day earlier as they tried to storm a border fence with the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

One migrant died after falling off the seven-meter high metal barrier on Sunday, while 22 others and 12 security personnel were injured, the interior ministry said.

Around 200 people got over into Melilla and were taken to a reception center, Spanish authorities said. But the rest who failed would be returned to their...

A student who livestreamed her dramatic efforts on a plane to stop an asylum seeker from being deported to Afghanistan in July was indicted by Swedish prosecutors on October 19.

Elin Ersson, 21, a student at the University of Gothenburg and a volunteer with refugee groups, had her broadcast go viral as she attempted to stop a flight from Gothenburg to Turkey on July 23. Ersson and other asylum activists discovered an Afghan man on the flight was being deported to Kabul, Afghanistan....

Denis, 6, applied for a residence permit in Sweden. The boy applied as accompanying his mother, who in turn applied for affiliation with a partner.

Denis is a Ukrainian citizen, just like his mother, who was found dead in an apartment in Södertälje on March 10 earlier this year. The police arrested a man suspiciously suspicious of murder, which is the weakest suspicion.

Today, Denis lives with his grandparents, who have lived in Sweden for six years and have applied to adopt...

Lodi Mayor Sara Casanova on October 15 stood by controversial new regulations in the northern city that have seen the children of many migrants unable to have access to school canteens and school bus services. "The regulation will certainly remain in force," Casanova told ANSA.

 "The law must always be valid for everyone". The regulation demands that migrant parents must submit documentation from their countries of origin about their wealth and income, in addition to certification...

Rough sleeping will be banned in Hungary from October 15 when the government's law on homelessness comes into force, giving police the power to remove homeless people from the streets and destroy any shelters they may have built.

The law, banning "habitual residence in a public space", was passed by parliament in June and has been called "cruel" by critics. Under legislation passed in 2013, being homeless was punishable with a fine.

The crackdown "serves the interests of...

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that separating migrant families at the border could deter illegal immigration and that he was considering several options to tighten border security.

In June, Trump abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.

But some Trump administration officials have said the policy, under which some 2,600 children were...

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has ordered hundreds of refugees to be moved out of Riace, a small town in Calabria celebrated around the world as a model of integration.

The decision, which follows the house arrest earlier this month of the town’s mayor, Domenico Lucano, effectively shuts down a project that also provided work for Italians.

Salvini wrote on Twitter: “Who makes mistakes, pays. We cannot tolerate irregularities in the use of public funds,...

Australia plans to restrict some new migrants from living in its largest cities - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - for “at least a few years” in an effort to ease urban congestion, a government minister said on October 9.

With immigration expected to be an issue in the next election, the plan aims to help ease infrastructure problems in cities struggling with population pressures. Critics worry the proposed new visa rules could lead to labor shortages.

Nearly 70 percent of the...

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s far-Right interior minister, has threatened to close the country’s airports to block the rumoured repatriation of migrants on charter flights from Germany.

In a move likely to anger Berlin, Mr Salvini, the head of the anti-immigrant League Party and deputy prime minister, on Sunday said he would shut the airports in the same way he defied EU laws and closed Italy’s ports to prevent migrant arrivals.

The minister was responding to reports that Angela...

The mayor of an Italian town known around the world as a model of integration has been put under house arrest for aiding illegal migration.

Domenico Lucano, who has been the mayor of the southern Italian town of Riace since 2004, is also accused of unlawful conduct in assigning contracts for rubbish collection services.

Lucano's partner, Tesfahun Lemlem, was banned from living in the town under the same charges.

The arrest on October 2 morning came amid a government...

Today, Moria is the most visible symbol of the hardening European stance toward migrants — one that has drastically reduced unauthorized migration, but at what critics see as a deep moral and humanitarian cost.

He survived torture in Congo, and a perilous boat journey from Turkey. But Michael Tamba, a former Congolese political prisoner, came closest to death only after he had supposedly found sanctuary at Europe’s biggest refugee camp.

Stuck for months at the camp on the Greek...

France is pushing for the Aquarius to dock and disembark dozens of migrants in Malta, a presidential source said on September 25, after the ship’s Panamanian registration was revoked over the weekend.

"We are clear on the fact that it shouldn't spend four to five days at sea going towards France or Spain or anywhere," a French presidential source told the AFP on condition of anonymity. "It needs to dock soon and it is close to Malta at the moment.”

The development came hours...