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Four people accused of illegally helping migrants cross the border into France were being questioned by police on July 17, the latest case over aid provided to refugees on the move through Europe.

The activists, part of the "Tous Migrants" association, took part in a solidarity march of 100 activists escorting some 20 migrants over an Alpine pass last April.

They were responding to a blockade set up at a nearby mountain pass by several dozen far-right activists from Generation...

More than 450 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean - sparking a row between Italy and Malta over who is responsible for them.

The migrants were spotted on an overcrowded wooden vessel near the Italian island of Linosa and more than 100 nautical miles from Malta.

A ship operated by EU border agency Frontex and a vessel owned by Italy's tax police picked them up, but Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini refused to let them dock and ordered the boats to head south...

An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after apparently committing suicide. The case highlights the adverse circumstances faced by Afghan returnees.

A failed Afghan asylum seeker deported from Germany on July 4, 2018, killed himself in a Kabul guesthouse on July 10, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told DW.

The 23-year-old man was staying at a hotel used by the IOM as temporary accommodation for returnees.  

"We...

Horst Seehofer and Austria's Sebastian Kurz want to close a key route for immigrants and refugees arriving from the Mediterranean. Representatives from Austria, Germany and Italy will discuss the plan next week.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer traveled to Austria on Thursday to discuss a common approach to dealing with an issue that has been vexing EU nations for the past three years: migration.

Although it was clear from the beginning that no final deal would be struck...

Thousands of children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border remain in federal custody, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in July 5, one week after a federal court ordered the Trump Administration to quickly reunite the separated families.

Now, in order to reunify families, HHS is conducting DNA tests to verify family relationships.

Azar told reporters on a conference call on Thursday that “fewer than” 3,000 kids including around 100 who are...

At present, there are thousands of migrants whose asylum applications have been turned down. Many file new applications citing new grounds, such as religious conversion and homosexuality in an attempt to delay deportation.

Finland's Interior Ministry is pushing to change the legal system in order to stop migrants from re-applying multiple times, as is currently allowed under the law, national broadcaster Yle reported.

Today, rejected migrants often launch their asylum processes...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban are underlining their differences on the issue of migration, but say they are willing to keep talking.

Merkel told reporters in June 3 at a joint news conference in Berlin that she wants to protect the Europe’s “humanity” when it comes to the way it treats migrants and “that is probably what separates us.”

Orban responded that Hungary’s position hasn’t changed since it closed its borders to migrants...

The British government is separating children from parents who have been taken into immigration detention – the practice that brought worldwide condemnation for the Trump administration.

Scores of children – and possibly hundreds – are separated from a parent or carer in the UK every year, according to a charity that challenges immigration detention.

Bail for Immigration Detainees (Bid) has so far this year represented 155 parents who have been separated from a child or...

Switzerland has rejected a second asylum seeker relocation programme proposed by the European Union to relieve the burden on frontier countries like Italy and Greece. 

According to the SonntagsBlick paper, a spokesperson from the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) has confirmed that currently Switzerland has no plans to renew its commitment to accept asylum seekers from southern European countries.

The Alpine nation had participated in the first such relocation programme in...

Starting at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their families for at least 25 hours a week, not including nap time, for mandatory instruction in “Danish values,” including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and Danish language.

Noncompliance could result in a stoppage of welfare payments. Other Danish citizens are free to choose whether to enroll children in preschool up to the age of six.

Denmark’s government is introducing a new set of laws to...

The Home Office has been accused of using UK-born children of immigrants as “cash cows” by charging extortionate sums for them to obtain citizenship.

Youngsters who were born in Britain or came here as babies are being prevented from going on school trips and attending college because their parents cannot afford to pay fees of more than £1,000.

Meanwhile, adults who have lived in the UK for years are being driven into destitution and illegality in order to renew their status,...

A total of 204 migrants died at sea off Libya between 29 June and July 1 while the total number of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year has crossed over 1,000, according to the UN migration agency, IOM, on July 1.

"From Friday to Sunday, close to 1,000 migrants were returned to Libyan shore by the Libyan Coast Guard, who intercepted small crafts as they made their way towards the open sea," IOM said in a statement.

A small rubber boat packed with...

A knife-wielding attacker stormed into a 3-year-old's birthday party and slashed nine people at an Idaho apartment complex that provides housing to refugees, Boise police said Sunday.

Six of the victims were ages 3-12, and the others were adults, Police Chief William Bones said. Four of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, he said, and some injuries will be "life-altering."

Bones said officers were called to the Wylie Street Station Apartments on Saturday night and...

 In a small town in northern Austria, Sylvia Hochstoeger never imagined she would become the figurehead for a protest movement.

But it was the threat of expulsion hanging over Shafi, an Afghan apprentice training at her business, which forced her to fight against an "absurd" situation.

"They tell you that integration is the most important thing, that you have to show that you're integrated. Shafi's done that. He's learnt German, he's found a job and he's developed a good social...

Government policy states that minors must appear in immigration court for their scheduled removal hearings.

 If the asylum case is denied, the minor ends up back in immigration court for an asylum hearing before an immigration judge. However, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has stripped immigration judges of the authority to administratively close cases, and gutted well-established asylum case law.

So that makes any hope for asylum relief for these children nearly impossible....