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One migrant who died in overheated truck was former DACA recipient

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One migrant who died in overheated truck was former DACA recipient

- One of the undocumented migrants found dead in an overheated tractor-trailor in San Antonio early Sunday morning had been a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, officials said. His status with the program, known as DACA, was revoked and he was deported to Guatemala in March 2017 after he was convicted of assault and battery by a mob and suspected of being an MS-13 gang member, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell said
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‘Sanctuary cities’ lure migrants to U.S

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‘Sanctuary cities’ lure migrants to U.S

- “Sanctuary cities entice people to believe they can come to America and Texas and live outside the law. Sanctuary cities also enable human smugglers and cartels. Today, these [victims] paid a terrible price ... ” — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Are Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court paying attention? If you’ve seen the horrific story of 10 illegal immigrants found roasted alive in a Texas parking lot over the weekend, you probably wondered what would make someone risk such a hideous death
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Driver due in court after deaths of migrants in sweltering tractor-trailer

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Driver due in court after deaths of migrants in sweltering tractor-trailer

- SAN ANTONIO — The driver of a tractor-trailer turned deadly transporter for undocumented migrants is due to face criminal charges in a Texas court Monday in what police are calling a human trafficking crime. Authorities called to the San Antonio Walmart lot Sunday morning where the trailer was parked found eight bodies and 30 undocumented immigrants severely injured from overheating inside
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Smugglers are abandoning migrants in the middle of a desert the size of Texas

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Smugglers are abandoning migrants in the middle of a desert the size of Texas

- The 22-year-old Nigerian woman knew that traveling to Europe along the Sahara desert's smuggling routes would be the most arduous experience of her life. If she had known how close it would bring her to death, she would never have left home at all. That is what a women nicknamed Adoara told aid workers when she was rescued last week, according to local media reports
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The Latest: Spain rescues 3 migrants, searches for 49 others

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The Latest: Spain rescues 3 migrants, searches for 49 others

- VIENNA — The Latest on Europe's response to the influx of migrants and asylum-seekers (all times local): Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued three migrants from a deflated rubber boat that is believed to have set sail from Morocco with 52 people aboard. The service said Tuesday the three young men from sub-Saharan countries were rescued close to Spain's western Mediterranean island of Alboran, located between Spain and Morocco
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Mom of slain Mesa officer fights for victims of crimes by migrants

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Mom of slain Mesa officer fights for victims of crimes by migrants

- WASHINGTON — It was 3 a.m. on May 14, 2014, when Mary Ann Mendoza got the call that would change her life. Her son, Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, had been hit on his way home from work by a wrong-way driver who was high on crystal methamphetamine and had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit. “I kept trying to call his cellphone and he didn’t answer,” Mendoza said Tuesday
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Walls Don't Fix Migration Problems, Says Angela Merkel On Mexico Visit

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Walls Don't Fix Migration Problems, Says Angela Merkel On Mexico Visit

- Mexico City: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that putting up walls will not solve problems caused by immigration, challenging one of US President Donald Trump's core principles, during her visit to Mexico. Trump's election pledge to build a massive wall on the US border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants and drug traffickers has sparked anger throughout Mexico, plunging US-Mexican relations to their lowest point in years
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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

- WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's prime minister on Wednesday cited the attack in Manchester in which a Polish couple died to reinforce her government's opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants. Beata Szydlo spoke ahead of a parliament vote in which the opposition sought in vain to oust Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. She praised Macierewicz, saying he wants a strong army capable of opposing threats that include terrorism
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New York fines cab companies for fleecing migrants fleeing to Canada

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New York fines cab companies for fleecing migrants fleeing to Canada

- Three Plattsburgh, New York, taxi cab companies will pay financial penalties for taking advantage of illegal immigrants fleeing the United States for Canada through practices including price gouging, the New York Attorney General's office said on Wednesday. It said in a statement the fines came as part of a settlement after the three companies, Northern Taxi, Town Taxi and C & L Taxi, "admitted to not posting rates as required by law
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Nearly 250 migrants missing after shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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Nearly 250 migrants missing after shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

- MADRID — The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday nearly 250 people are missing and feared dead following two shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days. UNHCR said one of its partner agencies, the International Medical Corps, reported a shipwreck off the Libyan coast on Sunday from which 163 people are missing and feared dead. The UN agency said one woman and six men were rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard
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How much does it cost to deport one migrant? It depends

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How much does it cost to deport one migrant? It depends

- President Trump is on a mission to remove illegal immigrants from the U.S.Yet new data shows that many arrested in recent raids reportedly don’t have criminal records. Juan Carlos Fomperosa Garcia and Jose Escobar visited U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices recently for routine appointments. Both expected to return home afterward to their families in Phoenix and Houston, respectively. Instead, they were detained and deported on the same day, becoming among the first high-profile removals in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive actions on immigration enforcement
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How much does it cost to deport one migrant? It depends

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How much does it cost to deport one migrant? It depends

- President Trump is on a mission to remove illegal immigrants from the U.S.Yet new data shows that many arrested in recent raids reportedly don’t have criminal records. Juan Carlos Fomperosa Garcia and Jose Escobar visited U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices recently for routine appointments. Both expected to return home afterward to their families in Phoenix and Houston, respectively. Instead, they were detained and deported on the same day, becoming among the first high-profile removals in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive actions on immigration enforcement
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A European deal with Libya could leave migrants facing beatings, rape and slavery

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A European deal with Libya could leave migrants facing beatings, rape and slavery

- ROME — For hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants, Italy became a safe harbor, a landing place for those crossing the treacherous cobalt blue of the central Mediterranean Sea. But this long-tolerant nation is moving to create a de facto migrant blockade — by striking an odd bargain with Libya, its dysfunctional and war-ravaged neighbor to the south. Libya is the main launching point for migrants streaming into Europe from across a broad swath of the globe, and whose numbers this year are again surging
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Italy plucks 2,000 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea

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Italy plucks 2,000 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea

- ROME (AP) — Italian rescue ships have plucked some 2,000 migrants from unseaworthy smugglers’ boats off the coast of Libya, with hundreds of them arriving Saturday in southern Italian ports. One rescue ship brought 504 migrants and one corpse to Pozzallo, Sicily, and another boat brought about 500 other migrants to Augusta, Sicily. In all, Italy’s coast guard coordinated about 20 separate rescues on Friday
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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

- ROME (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said. An Italian coast guard spokesman said 19 rescue operations by the coast guard or ships operated by non-governmental organizations had saved a total of 2,074 migrants on 16 rubber dinghies and three small wooden boats
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Separate mothers and children: How a Trump threat deterred illegal migrants

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Separate mothers and children: How a Trump threat deterred illegal migrants

- WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has won the first major battle in his war on illegal immigration, and he did it without building his wall. The victory was announced last week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which released figures showing a 93 percent drop since December of parents and children caught trying to cross the Mexico border illegally. In December, 16,000 parents and children were apprehended; in March, a month in which immigration typically increases because of temperate weather, the number was just over 1,100
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Migrants - United States

  • One migrant who died in overheated truck was former DACA recipient
    One migrant who died in overheated truck was former DACA recipient

    , kfor.com

    One of the undocumented migrants found dead in an overheated tractor-trailor in San Antonio early Sunday morning had been a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, officials said. His status with the program, known as DACA, was revoked and he was deported to Guatemala in March 2017 after he was convicted of assault and battery by a mob and suspected of being an MS-13 gang member, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell said
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Migrant crisis

  • The Latest: Italy's migrant crisis is spawning new protests
    The Latest: Italy's migrant crisis is spawning new protests

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    ROME (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): Italy's migrant crisis is spawning new protests, with a local mayor in Sicily leading a popular revolt to prevent a few dozen new arrivals from taking up residence in an abandoned hotel. Vincenzo Lionetto, mayor of Castel'Umberto in Messina, wrote an "urgent and important" Facebook post advising residents that the local prefect had just informed him that the 30 or so migrants would be transferred to the Canguro hotel
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Child migrant

  • France moves over 1,600 child migrants out of Calais
    France moves over 1,600 child migrants out of Calais

    , detroitnews.com

    Calais, France — French authorities bused all unaccompanied children — 1,616 of them — out of Calais’ sprawling migrant slum on Wednesday, taking them to special processing centers in one of the final steps to empty the notorious camp in the English Channel city. The underage migrants climbed into to 38 buses in a day-long operation that began just under a week after adult migrants were cleared out of the
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Anti-migrant

  • Germany sees "alarmingly high" number of anti-migrant crimes
    Germany sees "alarmingly high" number of anti-migrant crimes

    , bostonherald.com

    BERLIN — Migrants and their homes in Germany faced more than 3,500 attacks in 2016, a number that is "alarmingly high and cause for concern," a German official said Monday, while adding that the crimes are being aggressively prosecuted and the numbers of such attacks are now falling. Most of the attacks were crimes like vandalism to asylum-seeker homes — including far-right graffiti, threats and slander — but the report
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Illegal migrants

  • Justin Trudeau will not halt illegal migrant border crossings despite opposition
    Justin Trudeau will not halt illegal migrant border crossings despite opposition

    , theage.com.au

    Ottawa: Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada at isolated and unguarded border crossings has increased in recent weeks amid fears that US President Donald Trump will crack down on illegal immigrants, and photos of smiling Canadian
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Undocumented

  • Children of undocumented migrants to protest at White House
    Children of undocumented migrants to protest at White House

    , yahoo.com

    Miami (AFP) - Dozens of child and teen protesters -- mostly youths whose parents are in the United States illegally -- departed Florida for Washington Monday to urge President Donald Trump to end his policy of ramped-up deportations. "We are going to Washington on a bus. This caravan is about how us, youth, are going to stand up to President Trump's bullying," said Jasmine, a 10-year old, said at a news conference
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