Immigration Archive

90 feared dead as migrant boat capsizes off Libya, most Pakistani

An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early today, leaving three known survivors and ten bodies washed up on shore, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. Survivors told aid workers that

Germany’s Bundestag votes to expand refugee family reunifications

German lawmakers have agreed to lift the suspension of family reunifications for migrants with so-called “subsidiary” status. The reunifications bill is a breakthrough in Angela Merkel’s bid to forge a new government. The German lower house voted on Thursday to partially reintroduce a law allowing lower-level-migrants

Asylum seeker accused of child sex abuse flees to Sweden

An Afghan asylum seeker in Germany has fled to Sweden and registered under a new identity after being accused of sexually abusing the four-year-old daughter of the family caring for him. The case of Ahmed M., who claimed to be just 12 when he entered Germany in 2016,

Slovenia police find 20 migrants after van crashes

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia: Police in Slovenia Wednesday found 20 migrants from Pakistan in a van that crashed after entering the country illegally from Croatia on a quest to reach Western Europe, while a U.N. humanitarian envoy visited migrants who also want to move on but

France, Britain to announce new migrant treaty

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce a new treaty on how to handle migrants hoping to head to Britain, the French presidency said Wednesday. The treaty, set to be announced at a summit in London on Thursday,

Refugee numbers in Germany dropped dramatically in 2017

186,644 asylum seekers were registered last year. That’s down more than 100,000 from 2016 – the Germany Interior Ministry says the massive numbers from the height of the crisis have been “overcome.” The figures German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière announced in Berlin on

French girl has face slashed in “heinous anti-Semitic attack.”

A Jewish teenager has been violently attacked, in what’s being described as “a heinous anti-Semitic attack.” Days after the suspected torching of two kosher shops near Paris, the girl had her faced slashed by an unidentified assailant on a street in the suburb of Sarcelles.