Migration

UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown
Protestors against China’s national security law in 2019
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UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown

Australia also expecting flood of arrivals from the city state after Beijing tightens election rules
12 Mar 2021
Nuclear testing, flat-hunting and the other megxit
A nuclear test
Podcast

Nuclear testing, flat-hunting and the other megxit

Why are we only now learning about France’s atomic legacy? Is social networking changing the rental market. And why are migrants leaving the UK?
12 Mar 2021
Instant Opinion: Tories treated Manchester like the miners
A pedestrian wearing a face-mask walks past graffiti declaring that 'the north is not a petri dish'.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Tories treated Manchester like the miners

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 22 October
22 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’
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Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 September
24 Sep 2020
Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan
Migrants
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Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan

Member states are split over new pact aimed at ending migration disputes
24 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September
Rishi Sunak
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Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Sep 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Channel immigration failings
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Why everybody’s talking about Channel immigration failings

House of Commons inquiry launched after record number of migrants attempted to reach UK shores
3 Sep 2020

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Instant Opinion: British quarantine rules ‘phoney nonsense’
Airport coronavirus
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Instant Opinion: British quarantine rules ‘phoney nonsense’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 27 August
27 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: The Germans don’t worship their hospitals
Angela Merkel
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Instant Opinion: The Germans don’t worship their hospitals

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 12 August
12 Aug 2020
Italy to grant 600,000 illegal migrants right to stay
italy migration
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Italy to grant 600,000 illegal migrants right to stay

Plan prompted by labour shortages amid coronavirus lockdown
7 May 2020
Dozens injured in Greek protests over new migrant centres
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Dozens injured in Greek protests over new migrant centres

Islanders broke into hotel housing riot police and beat officers
27 Feb 2020
US government’s $33m camp for ‘imaginary migrants’
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US government’s $33m camp for ‘imaginary migrants’

Florida detention facility for children remains open despite being empty
20 Sep 2019
UK ‘must welcome more Indians to get trade deal’
UK migration
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UK ‘must welcome more Indians to get trade deal’

Cross-party group of MPs says ‘hostile message’ to India must end
24 Jun 2019
Italy’s slave labour problem
Tomato, Italy, Slave, Migrant
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Italy’s slave labour problem

Human rights groups claim thousands of migrants are forced into agricultural labour
20 Jun 2019
Why the EU is accused of ‘crimes against humanity’
Refugees on boat
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Why the EU is accused of ‘crimes against humanity’

International Criminal Court indictment blames the bloc for deaths of thousands of migrants who drowned fleeing Libya
3 Jun 2019
Ship hijacked by migrants off Libya arrives in Malta
Migrants keep warm with Red Cross blankets upon their arrival at Malaga harbour this year
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Ship hijacked by migrants off Libya arrives in Malta

Maltese military escort the vessel, as Italian interior minister says asylum seekers ‘will only see Italy through a telescope’
28 Mar 2019
Ten-year-old ‘drugged and assaulted in US custody’
Migrant child
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Ten-year-old ‘drugged and assaulted in US custody’

Guatemalan boy spent 11 months in detention after being seized by US immigration officials
27 Mar 2019
Matteo Salvini: Italy’s deputy PM facing kidnapping charge
Matteo Salvini
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Matteo Salvini: Italy’s deputy PM facing kidnapping charge

Far-right interior minister stands by decision to hold 177 migrants on boat
25 Jan 2019
US fires tear gas as migrants rush border
US Border and Customs fire tear gas as migrants storm the border crossing
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US fires tear gas as migrants rush border

Border between US and Mexico closed for hours after hundreds try to cross
26 Nov 2018
Ninth migrant vessel in two weeks rescued off Kent coast
White Cliffs of Dover
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Ninth migrant vessel in two weeks rescued off Kent coast

More than 80 Iranian nationals have been taken into custody amid surge in sea crossings
23 Nov 2018
Migrant caravan: what is driving thousands from Honduras?
Barrio 18, violence, gun, Honduras
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Migrant caravan: what is driving thousands from Honduras?

People fleeing Central American nation to escape violence, poverty, corruption and even climate change
1 Nov 2018
Migrant caravan: 4,000 trekking towards US border
Honduras Migrant Caravan crosses border into Guatemala toward Mexico, US as Trump threatens to halt humanitarian aid
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Migrant caravan: 4,000 trekking towards US border

Donald Trump threatens to halt humanitarian aid to Central America unless Hondurans fleeing violence are stopped
18 Oct 2018
Why migrant rescue ships are missing from the Mediterranean
Refugees
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Why migrant rescue ships are missing from the Mediterranean

Aid agencies warns thousands of people risk dying at sea because of anti-immigration policies in Europe
13 Sep 2018
Italy’s interior minister faces kidnap charge
Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini appearing on a television talk show
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Italy’s interior minister faces kidnap charge

Far-right leader under investigation after 100 migrants confined on a rescue ship
28 Aug 2018
How will Brexit affect immigration?
UK border controls at Gatwick airport
In Depth

How will Brexit affect immigration?

Business leaders urge Government to scrap ‘blunt migration targets’ amid fears of labour shortfall
10 Aug 2018
The EU migration deal explained
Angela Merkel
In Depth

The EU migration deal explained

Leaders agree plan for European-wide secure migrant processing facilities following ‘incredibly heated’ all-nighter
29 Jun 2018
EU migration summit: why can’t a deal be struck?
Refugee
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EU migration summit: why can’t a deal be struck?

Several proposals are on the table but the bloc remains deeply divided over how to solve the crisis
28 Jun 2018
Migrant smuggling nets criminals $7bn a year
Migrants keep warm with Red Cross blankets upon their arrival at Malaga harbour this year
In Brief

Migrant smuggling nets criminals $7bn a year

First global study of human trafficking paints picture of a lucrative trade
21 Jun 2018
MS Aquarius: why did Spain accept the disputed migrant ship?
The Aquarius rescue ship is run by NGO S.O.S. Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres
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MS Aquarius: why did Spain accept the disputed migrant ship?

New socialist prime minister avoids humanitarian crisis and diffuses political stand-off
12 Jun 2018
Why Italy has closed its ports to a migrant rescue ship
The MV Aquarius offloading rescued migrants in Italy on 10 May
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Why Italy has closed its ports to a migrant rescue ship

629 people stranded at sea after Italy says Malta should take them in
11 Jun 2018
Homelessness charity helped deport rough sleepers
The numbers of UK homeless has rise sharply since 2010
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Homelessness charity helped deport rough sleepers

St Mungo’s worked with immigration patrols looking for illegal migrants
6 Mar 2018
Silvio Berlusconi on course to be election ‘kingmaker’
Silvio Berlusconi is barred from running for office after being convicted of tax evasion
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Silvio Berlusconi on course to be election ‘kingmaker’

Former Italian PM is barred from running for office but could still hold the balance of power after next month’s election
6 Feb 2018
Donald Trump ends protections for 200,000 Salvadorans
Protesters gather to call for TPS protection to remain for Salvadoran immigrants
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Donald Trump ends protections for 200,000 Salvadorans

El Salvador is the fourth country in four months to be removed from a programme granting the legal right to work
9 Jan 2018
Belgian government on brink of collapse over Sudan
Charles Michel has been prime minister since 2014
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Belgian government on brink of collapse over Sudan

Coalition partner threatens to withdraw after minister accused of colluding to repatriate political opponents
9 Jan 2018