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Rescuing Migrants at Sea Might Not Be a Permanent Solution, but It Will Save Lives

Aurélie Ponthieu | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Aurélie Ponthieu

If the dangerous sea route has now become the principal means of entry to the European Union for refugees, it is because the land borders are closed.

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 ...

Hundreds Of Migrants Drown In The Mediterranean

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 15 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people desperate to be rescued from a packed migrant boat in the Mediterranean pushed...

Over 7,000 Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean Sea

AP | LORNE COOK | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union must quickly adapt to the growing numbers of migrants trying to reach its shores, the EU's top migration official...

More Than 5,600 Boat Migrants Rescued Off North Africa In Just The Past 3 Days

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

ROME, April 13 (Reuters) - At least nine people died when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya and 144 more were rescued, the...

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...

Migrants Must Be Saved, Not Counted

William Lacy Swing | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

Easter tells us of mankind's triumph over injustice; Passover of mankind's liberation from dictatorship. Both holidays should remind everyone today living in peace and security of the terrible price millions elsewhere are paying to achieve the freedom to live in dignity.

Next Year in Jerusalem

Mark Hetfield | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Mark Hetfield

Maybe next year in Jerusalem, the government will start treating the African asylum seekers as human beings, as working taxpayers, as asylum seekers, as free people, and not as infiltrators. Let's pray for that at the seder table.

EU Asylum Policy: The Necessity For a Shared Responsibility

Athéna Tacet | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

It's time for the EU Member States to agree on a common supranational policy that will overcome national interests for the purpose of reducing the human cost of migrations while respecting Europe's commitment to the rights and freedoms of asylum-seekers.

'We've Got To Give Migrants The Same Attention We Give All Sorts Of Other Issues'

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Leonard Doyle of the Intern...

About 700 Migrants Rescued Off Coast Of Libya

Posted 02.13.2015 | World

ROME, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Two commercial ships and an Italian coastguard vessel rescued about 700 migrants from overcrowded boats near the Libyan coast...

Sophia Jones

Migrants Still Dying After Mediterranean Maritime Rescue Operations Scaled Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Just over a month after Italy announced it would end its maritime rescue operation for migrants crossing the Mediterranean, migrants are s...

Greece Rescues 700 Migrants Adrift At Sea On Freighter Ship

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immig...

This Video Will Give Lennon's ‘Strawberry Fields Forever' A New Meaning

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices

La Santa Cecilia just gave “Strawberry Fields Forever” a whole new meaning. The Grammy-winning band covered John Lennon’s iconic tune, chang...

Migrants

Christina Pacella | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Christina Pacella

There is no doubt that the 32 people who lost their lives on the Costa Concordia need and deserve justice. But in a land where values and fundamental ...

Obama Tells Central America Leaders Undocumented Migrants To Be Sent Home

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Central American leaders on Friday that his administration had compassion for the influx...

Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Pramila Jayapal | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Pramila Jayapal

Here are seven ways President Obama and Congress can help ensure the safety and well-being of the women and children caught at the border, and make our immigration system fairer now and in the future.

The Fight For Border Justice Unites Unlikely Religious Groups

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

Though immigration is a polarizing issue, the plight of migrant children at the southern border of the United States is so dire that an unlikely assor...

Not All Migrant Kids Are Equal: Central Americans Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get the Boot

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Erin Siegal McIntyre

There's a big difference between how Mexican and Central American kids are treated once they cross the border. Mexican children and teens are deported almost immediately, in what's called expedited repatriation. The Central Americans aren't-- that is, yet.

Suffer the Little Children

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

The Alliance for Progress did much good but it got pushed aside by the demands of our commitment in Vietnam and somehow withered away. In the intervening years, we have treated Latin America as a sideshow.

Italy Rescues 1,800 Migrants Over Weekend, Recovers 5 Bodies

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

ROME, July 21 (Reuters) - Italy's navy said it rescued nearly 1,800 migrants in overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and a merch...

Addicted Republicans Wage War on Latino Voters

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Republicans really can't help themselves -- when they see an opportunity to irritate the Latino electorate, they go for it with gusto.

Controversial Sheriff Stirs Up Anti-Immigrant Protesters

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters waved "Return to Sender" signs, shoved a group of mariachi musicians and waited for a bus of immigrant children that...

U.S. Deports Honduran Children In First Flight Since Obama's Pledge

Reuters | Gabriel Stargardter | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, July 14 (Reuters) - The United States deported a group of Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the f...

UN Pushes For Fleeing Central Americans To Be Treated As Refugees

AP | By ALBERTO ARCE and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees dis...