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Migrant Deaths

Dozens Feared Drowned As Migrant Crisis Continues, Aid Group Says

AP | TRISHA THOMAS, ANDREA ROSA and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the c...

EU Wants To Send Back Most Migrants Crossing Mediterranean

AP | RAF CASERT and LORNE COOK | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives...

126 Migrants Reach Greek Shores, A Day After Fatal Sinking

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have picked up more than 120 migrants who illegally entered the country by sea on three separate vessels, a ...

Ships Are Responding To Distress Calls From 2 Boats Carrying Some 400 People, Italian Premier Says

AP | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Italian and Maltese ships are responding to two migrant emergencies near the Libyan coast. Renzi t...

EU Promises To Act Over Migrant Crisis After Mediterranean Disaster

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

By Robin Emmott and Adrian Croft LUXEMBOURG, April 20 (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers promised on Monday to do more to stop migrant ...

Italy Calls For EU To Meet On Immigration This Week After Sinking

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2015 | World

ROME, April 19 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has asked fellow EU leaders to hold an emergency meeting on immigration this week fol...

Italian Police: Migrants Threw Christians Overboard On Mediterranean Crossing

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians ...

Italy Rescues Almost 1,000 Migrants Amid Spike In Deaths At Sea

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

ROME, April 11 (Reuters) - Italian and merchant ships rescued around 1,000 migrants from three overcrowded skiffs near the coast of Libya and found on...

To Understand Europe's Immigration Crisis, Listen to the Voiceless ‘Illegals'

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

The thawing -- or re-humanizing -- of Ahmedu as we got to know each other was a testament to the power of the human spirit. Yet, to too many in the West a young man like Ahmedu represents an Islamic threat in which Muslims are hell-bent on re-conquering parts of Europe to impose an Islamic caliphate. As for the argument that immigrants simply mean more recruits for terrorists, not once did Ahmedu mention words like sharia or jihad. But for the right-wing movements growing exponentially across Europe, this would not matter.

UN: Mediterranean Crossing Leaves Up To 300 Migrants Dead

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Some 300 migrants who tried to cross the frigid Mediterranean in open, rubber boats, were reported missing Wednesday by survivors as the...

Italy Rescues 450 Migrants Abandoned In Mediterranean

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a larg...

Cemetery in the Sea Betrays Europe's Moral Crisis

Hans Lucht | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Hans Lucht

As the year draws to an end, Europe's commitment to its humanitarian values is haunted by an unprecedented number of refugees drowning in the Mediterranean Sea.

At Least Seventy Ethiopian Migrants Drown Off Coast Of Yemen

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

SANAA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - At least 70 Ethiopians drowned when a boat used by smugglers to transport illegal migrants to Yemen sank in the Red Sea in ...

Over 200 Migrants Rescued Off Cyprus' North Coast

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours i...

Catholic Bishops Call For Border Justice

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

Border justice is more than simply a legal issue; for some it is a moral, ethical and even spiritual cause. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

Study Reveals Tragic Consequence Of Border Security Boost

Equal Voice News | Michael Mello | Posted 06.13.2013 | Latino Voices

Click image above to enlarge. TUCSON, Ariz. – As immigration reform debates run hot on Capitol Hill, many members of Congress say a more secu...

A View From The Border On The U.S. Immigration Debate

Donald Kerwin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Religion
Donald Kerwin

Much has changed on the U.S.-Mexico border over the last decade, but migrant crossing deaths have continued. From the perspective of the border, this still-unfolding tragedy looks like a good place to restart the trifling U.S. immigration debate.

2009 Marks the Deadliest Year for Crossing Arizona/Mexico Border

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

For those of us who live in Tucson, Arizona the story goes beyond economics and becomes one of survival, as desperate men, women and children die in the desert we call home.