Stuck between gangs and Trump, migrants halt in Mexico

2017-03-09 16:12

When a gang threatened to kill Rocio, her husband and their two small children, they flee their native Honduras, hoping for asylum in the United States

White House denies report of National Guard troops for immigrants

2017-02-17 22:33

The White House has denied an AP report that US President Donald Trump's administration was considering a proposal to mobilise as many as 100 000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorised immigrants.

Why we may never be silent about injustice

2017-02-01 08:07

Every genocide ever committed started with words. That is why it matters what leaders like Donald Trump and Julius Malema say and what ordinary people do about it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

The cost of being a poor immigrant

2017-01-22 06:36

This is about the theft of poor foreigners’ resources on a huge scale, writes Jared Sacks

At least 20 Malawians stuck in Zimbabwean prison

2016-11-28 13:02

At least 20 Malawians are reportedly stuck in a Harare female prison in Zimbabwe. They are among a group of 28 illegal immigrants from various African countries, who are being kept at the prison.

Ten bodies found in dinghy off Libyan coast

2016-11-06 13:24

Ten bodies have been recovered from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard says, adding that 2 100 other migrants had been rescued during the day.

More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

2016-09-23 20:43

Rescuers have recovered 53 bodies from a migrant boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast, bringing the death toll from the disaster to at least 108, a health ministry official says.

Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

2016-09-22 17:45

Dozens of migrants are feared dead after their overloaded fishing boat capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, as authorities arrested four suspected traffickers following the tragedy that killed at least 42 people.

Malaysia recovers 35 more migrant bodies

2015-09-06 10:19

Malaysian rescuers have recovered the bodies of 35 more Indonesian migrants killed when their boat sank three days ago, taking the toll in the disaster to 50.

Cruelty driving Libya migrant crossings – Amnesty

2015-05-11 06:17

Migrants in Libya face ‘cruelty’ and abuse, driving many people to risk their lives in dangerous Mediterranean crossings aimed at reaching sanctuary in Europe, Amnesty International says.


US starts plan for crackdown on illegal immigrants

2017-02-22 06:05

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued tough new orders to begin a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Court denies Justice request to immediately reinstate Trump's travel ban

2017-02-05 11:29

A federal appeals court has denied the Justice Department's request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump's ban on certain travelers and all refugees

Breaking silence, Obama speaks out on Trump immigrants order

2017-01-31 06:00

Former President Barack Obama has praised protesters who have amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump's immigration orders

Gambia crunch talks overshadowed by refugee crisis fears

2017-01-13 21:14

West African leaders began crisis talks with President Yahya Jammeh over his refusal to leave power, as fears grew of a refugee exodus caused by the nation's political impasse.

Winter worries for migrant rescue ships off Libya

2016-11-17 19:20

The wave of migrant dinghies across the Mediterranean continues relentlessly, but the aid group rescue boats which have spent the year saving lives are not cut out for winter.

Egypt moves to tighten borders after migrant ship tragedy

2016-09-25 21:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the tightening of border security after more than 160 mainly Egyptian migrants died when their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean.

More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck: officials

2016-09-23 16:37

Rescuers recovered 53 bodies on Friday from a migrant boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast, bringing the death toll from the disaster to at least 108, a health ministry official said.

Zimbabwe deports 13 SA-bound Ugandans

2016-05-04 13:25

Zimbabwean authorities have deported at least 13 SA-bound Ugandans after they entered the southern African country illegally, a report says.

Canada gets applicants for immigration programme

2015-07-24 20:30

Canada has received just six applications for its pilot immigration programme for millionaires, far fewer than for its investor class visa.

140 held in US pro-immigration protest

2014-08-29 10:04

At least 140 demonstrators rallying for looser immigration rules have been arrested outside the White House for civil disobedience.

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