The act of someone coming to live in a different country:
There are strict limits on immigration (into the country).
1 Young Moroccan emigrants | DW Documentary
17 jan. 2021
Over the last two decades, thousands of young Moroccans have come to Europe illegally. These underage emigrants often end up on their own — and often discover that the reality of their new life is much more difficult than they’d ever imagined.
The makers of this documentary got to know some of these young people quite well. They talk about their lives in a Moroccan port, and their perilous attempts to stow away on board a truck or ship. Their destination is Europe. Many of their parents live in abject poverty, and some actually encouraged their sons to leave.
But only a few of these young men made it to Europe legally — and those who managed to get there without documents had problems integrating into an unfamiliar society.
Our report follows them as they arrive in Spain, and move on to France, Germany, and Sweden — always driven by the hope that they’ll find a better future somewhere. But for many, the dream remains an illusion.
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2 Man Claiming To Be Student Can’t Name His School | UK Border Force | Real Responders
22 jan. 2020
3 Illegal Immigrants Become Aggressive When Discovered | UK Border Force | Real Responders
5 feb. 2020
4 Immigration Officer Stops Man Claiming To Be A Student | UK Border Force | Real Responders
6 okt. 2019
5 Immigration Officer Outsmarts Man WIth Fake Documents | UK Border Force | Real Responders
12 feb. 2020
6 Immigration Police Arrest Man On HIs Wedding Day | UK Border Force | Real Responders
15 jan. 2020
7 Immigration Officer Confronts Student Attending Fake School | UK Border Force | Real Responders
13 okt. 2019
8 Access Denied For Man Trying To Enter The UK | UK Border Force | Real Responders
8 jan. 2020
9 Aggressive Man Is Deported From UK | UK Border Force | Real Responders
15 sep. 2019
10 Man Stopped At Border With Over £15,000 | UK Border Force | Real Responders
26 feb. 2020
11 Border Team Are Questioned On Grounds Of Discrimination | UK Border Force | Real Responders
19 feb. 2020
12 Border Control Officers Arrest Potential Suspect | UK Border Force | Real Responders
4 mrt. 2020
13 Illegal Immigrants Hide In Bin Bags In Truck | UK Border Force | Real Responders
29 jan. 2020
14 Immigration Officers Find 3 Trucks Full Of Illegal Immigrants | UK Border Force | Real Responders
29 sep. 2019
15 UK Border Patrol Police Raid a Subway Station for Criminals! | Locked Up Abroad
26 jun. 2019
16 UK Border Patrol Investigates Potential Pakistan Illegal Immigrant | Border Force | Locked Up Abroad
19 jun. 2019
17 UK Border Force Customs Agents on the Front Lines | Border Patrol
4 dec. 2019
18 UK Border Security Force Customs Agents Behind the Scenes | Locked Up Abroad | Border Patrol
7 nov. 2019
19 Strict Border Agent Questions Illegal Immigrant | Border Force
1 jul. 2019
20 UK Border Force Customs Agents Find Human Traffickers
5 dec. 2019
21 UK Border Force Customs Agents Protect Against Smugglers | Locked Up Abroad
7 nov. 2019
22 The Sham Marriage Racket (Immigration Law Documentary) | Real Stories
11 nov. 2018
23 Ghost Immigrants: Paying for Canadian citizenship – The Fifth Estate
28 jan. 2019
25 Dying to get through the US-Mexico border | Unreported World
7 feb. 2018.
26 Life in the Shadow of US-Mexico border Wall – BBC News
28 jan. 2018
27 Migrants at the US-Mexico border: Overcoming walls and prejudice
When the US government was partially shut down, migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border continued trying to enter the country.
Efforts by President Donald Trump to force the Democratic Party, which controls the House of Representatives, to fund a border wall had reached an impasse, meaning there was no agreement on a budget.
The government shutdown impacted the normal functioning of unrelated operations of the US government. The crisis also affected people in Mexico who live along the trail the migrants take to get from Central America to the United States.
And at the centre of the crisis were the migrants seeking a better future in the US. Some simply jump over the wall; others, especially men, seek the help of smugglers to cross the border.
Javier has smuggled people across the border for more than 25 years, since he was 14.
He says it’s all “changed a lot (since he started smuggling). It first used to take us two to four hours. Then, the way became six to eight hours, and 10 years later, we needed 15 to 20 hours. Nowadays, it takes us 40 to 45 hours to cross the border.”
Since Trump has deployed soldiers and helicopters and installed sensors along the border “it’s more complicated. We now have to go around to stay away from the border patrol and it costs more.”
However “there’s always another way,” says Javier, who believes that Trump’s wall cannot stop people from crossing the border. It may be “very high. But we will overcome it.”
Bibian is a Guatemalan migrant who has made her way to Mexico. She and her family suffered the damage caused by tropical storm Agatha, so she wanted to seek a better life for her family.
“I dreamed of going to the US because it seemed very easy,” Bibian says. “That’s why many people came along. I thought we could overcome the barriers and move forward without any problem. I didn’t know what we would suffer.”
She realised that “it’s not going to be easy. There are a lot of racist people who say we’re bringing diseases. There are also good people … those who crossed as migrants and eventually became US citizens. They are supporting us.”
“It’s an adventure for me. It’s not humiliating or below me. It really is an adventure.”
But opposition against migrants does not just come from the American side of the border. In Tijuana, Alfredo, a restaurant owner and accountant, says he feels his town has been hijacked. But he also blames the Mexican government for not handling the situation in a better way.
“The very first day we had 500 people here, many of them asked me for power for their cellphones; many of them, children, they asked me for soda, for a pizza. I gladly gave them to them … but was disappointed,” he recalls. “People are afraid of Central American people because on Facebook a lot of people say that they are … people that are coming to damage the society.”
“We need to get our city back, because right now it feels like it’s been kidnapped.”
Hector from Honduras made the journey to the US as a teenager, but he “returned from America because I became an alcoholic and things didn’t go well. I thought it was better to leave and return at another time … Now that I am an adult, I want to return to the US,” says Hector.
“My [pregnant] wife made it to the US. She wasn’t hurt or injured.”
Asked about anti-immigrant prejudice on the rise, Hector says: “We are migrant workers. If they could only see the place we came from they would understand.”
“It’s easy to conclude that migrants are criminals or that we come to pollute the place … It’s very tough what we’ve endured to get here, but it doesn’t matter, the most important thing for us is getting to the US. It hurts, but what can we do against such stereotypes?
“There are some of us who may not behave well when they’re in other countries. If I’m here in Mexico, I need to be good. And no matter where I go to, I will be good.”
Talk to Al Jazeera In the Field meets the people at the centre of the crisis along Mexico’s northern border: smugglers, migrants, asylum seekers and locals.
28 Mexico – Fear of Trump’s wall | DW Documentary
17 jan. 2017
United States’ president-elect Donald Trump said he intends to deport millions of Mexicans living in the U.S. illegally immediately after taking office.
Trump has also pledged to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Many Mexicans fear deportation and unemployment. Will Donald Trump follow through with his hard-hitting immigration policy as American president?
Find out in our documentary: FEAR OF TRUMP’S WALL – FUTURE UNCERTAIN FOR MILLIONS OF MEXICANS.
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29 Undocumented in Trump’s America | Fault Lines
10 mei 2017
Undocumented in Trump’s America
The removal of undocumented immigrants from the US is at the centre of US President Donald Trump’s domestic agenda. Two executive orders signed five days after he took office signal a radically broad approach to immigration enforcement.
While deportations under the Obama administration reached record highs – just under half a million in 2016 according to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security – it appears the Trump White House is determined to go further, and faster.
President Trump has promised thousands of new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and border patrol agents in a bid to execute harsher punishments for immigration violations and facilitate deportations.
With local law enforcement threatened into proactive action within their own communities, immigrants have also mobilised to try and better understand their options and rights should ICE come knocking on their doors.
Fault Lines’ Josh Rushing explores the shifting sands of deportation, speaking to families caught in the dragnet and communities determined to fight back.
Producer: Nicole Salazar
Correspondent: Josh Rushing
DP: Victor Suarez
Editor: Warwick Meade
Sound Mix: Linus Bergman
Production Assistance: Annette Appiah
Senior Producer: Hanaan Sarhan
Executive Producer: Mathieu Skene
30 UK Border Force Customs Agents Protect Against Smugglers | Locked Up Abroad
7 nov. 2019
31 Victims Get Tricked into Smuggling Kangaroos
7 sep. 2020