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Australia has controversially repealed a law which allowed sick refugees held offshore to be treated in the country.

The government's push to scrap the "medevac" law - passed by opposition MPs in February - has drawn criticism as cruel and inhumane.

But Prime Minister Scott Morrison argued the law had presented a "national security" risk.

At least 12 people have died under Australia's offshore detention policy.

Since 2013, the nation has sent asylum seekers...

It has been 11 months since unsealed federal court documents revealed that U.S. immigration officials created a fake university to lure foreign-born college students who were trying to stay in the country on student visas that might not have been legal.

The University of Farmington, a fictitious school that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement marketed as a hub for STEM students who wanted to enroll and not "interrupt their careers," had a fake name, a fake website and a fake...

A group of irregular migrants allegedly pushed back forcibly to Turkey after being beaten by Greek soldiers are being nursed back to health in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, near the Greek border.

The 68 irregular migrants caught by Turkish border guards in a forbidden military zone — including Afghan, Pakistani, Algerian and Bangladeshi nationals — had been trying to illegally cross to Europe.

Six of the migrants were found to suffer injuries due to beating.

The injured...

The majority of migrants and refugees who have reached Greece since January 2018 are women and children according to the UNHCR. Children make up 36.1% and women 23.3% of the total arrivals to Greece. Since January 2019, some 104,000 migrants and refugees have reached European shores; 29.2% of them being children and 19.2 % women.

Over 45% of the roughly 16,000 people living in and outside the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos are children, according to various NGOs on the ground. These...

It has been almost a year since President Donald Trump signed the executive order purporting to end his policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, his administration’s broader zero-tolerance policy continues today—and because of it, a particularly heinous form of family separation is playing out in Texas.

As Rewire.News reported in part one of this series, migrants prosecuted under the “zero-tolerance” policy are remanded to U.S. Marshals Service (...

Some 4,962 unaccompanied minors currently live in Greece, the National Center of Social Solidarity reported on Wednesday, while only one in four are accommodated in humane conditions.

The organizations said at a presentation that the main problems these children face are very limited access to basic housing, food and water, and lack of legal representation.

“Some 1,117 unaccompanied minors live at the Moria hotspot (the Lesvos Island camp), of whom 140 live in long-term...

Greece has announced plans to close its three largest migrant camps and replace them with facilities on the mainland that campaigners have likened to detention centres.

People living in overcrowded camps on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos will be moved to closed complexes for identification, relocation and deportation with a capacity of at least 5,000 people each.

More than 27,000 people are currently housed on the three islands – which have a nominal capacity of just 4,...

More than 100,000 children are currently being held in migration-related detention in the United States, often in violation of international law, the UN said Monday.

Lead author of the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, Manfred Nowak, said the figure refers to migrants children currently in custody who reached a US border unaccompanied, as well as those detained with relatives and minors separated from their parents prior to detention.

"The total...

Three refugees and a five-month-old baby were targeted in an apparently racist shooting in central Germany, local media reported on Tuesday.

Four suspects fired several shots from the balcony of an apartment, while a group of refugees were walking on a nearby street in the small town Schoeningen in Lower Saxony, Der Spiegel reported.

Police said in a statement that the refugees and their baby, who were from Ivory Coast, were managed to escape unhurt with the help of two...

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced Saturday that a 9 month old baby died in the Moria refugee camp in Greece.

“We have confirmed today by the local hospital in #Lesbos that a 9 month old baby has died some days ago from severe dehydration in #Moria camp #Greece,” MSF said on Twitter.

The medical charity group said children are dying in Greece due to horrific living conditions and a lack of adequate care.

Nearly 15,000 people are trapped in Moria, among them, 5,000...

Almost 70,000 migrant children were detained in custody by border officials in 2019, a 42 per cent increase on the previous year.

New government data obtained by Associated Press reveal that 69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over the past year -  enough infants, toddlers, kids and teens to overflow the typical NFL stadium. 

There are now more children detained away from their parents in the U.S. than in any other country, according to United Nations...

To outsiders, Diavata may seem like a sleepy village tucked in the rolling hills and bucolic landscape beyond Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city. But it's actually a flashpoint of nationalism, packed with far-right groups bent on keeping Greece for Greeks only.

Just years ago and at the height of Europe's refugee crisis, violent demonstrations emerged out of the region as authorities moved to set up some of the nation's first migrant camps.

Then, months later, locals in...

Around 600 French police took part in the evacuation which began in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Between 1,500 to 3,000 migrants, including 250 women and children, had been living in the camps that had sprung up alongside major roads, underneath motorway flyovers and bridges around the Porte de la Chapelle area of northern Paris.

The camps were also adjacent to a notorious Paris spot known as "crack hill", where drug dealers congregate and sell cheap crack cocaine to...

More than 250 illegal migrants caught on Monday by the Turkish border units in the northwestern province of Edirne claimed they were assaulted by Greek security forces before being illegally pushed back to Turkey. The migrants told Turkish security forces that they crossed the border and upon being caught by the authorities they were indiscriminately beaten.

Sayyed Habib, a Pakistani migrant, told reporters that the Greek soldiers first hit them, then forcibly took their mobile phones...

According to the latest official data, Greece is hosting 4,779 unaccompanied minors, but just over 1,200 are in secure structures. The data also shows that the number of unaccompanied minors has surged in recent months, reaching its highest point since the start of the refugee crisis in 2015.

Meanwhile, the number of daily arrivals of refugees and migrants from Turkey – an average of 500 – is the second highest since the 2015 crisis. At the same time, more than 35,000 asylum seekers...