Immigration

The act of someone coming to live in a different country:

There are strict limits on immigration (into the country).

Cambridge Dictionary

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

The UK border team investigates a series of illegals habiting the UK. Meanwhile, Heathrow detain a student trying to enter the UK with conflicting documents. 
 
Border Force follows the work of the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to fight illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders. 
 
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3 Illegal Immigrants Become Aggressive When Discovered | UK Border Force | Real Responders

5 feb. 2020

Immigration officers plan mass deportation of Albanians on a chartered flight. Hong Kong migrants found hiding in an illegal workers home.
 
Border Force follows the work of the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to fight illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders.
 
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4 Immigration Officer Stops Man Claiming To Be A Student | UK Border Force | Real Responders

6 okt. 2019

Despite having already paid his university fees and scheduled a flight, a teen in Delhi is refused a student Visa because of his poor English language skills. 
 
Border Force follows the work of the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to fight illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders. 
 
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5 Immigration Officer Outsmarts Man WIth Fake Documents | UK Border Force | Real Responders

12 feb. 2020

For the first time, cameras gain access to the British Commission in Lagos, Nigeria, a city with a strong reputation for fraud. Meanwhile, staff at a West London steakhouse are grilled in the search for illegal immigrants.
 
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6 Immigration Police Arrest Man On HIs Wedding Day | UK Border Force | Real Responders

15 jan. 2020

A sham wedding is interrupted by the team at Glasgow. The Heathrow team stop a Brazilian man who was caught lying to the home office. A Chinese handyman is investigated for working for bed and board. 
 
Border Force follows the work of the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to fight illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders. 
 
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7 Immigration Officer Confronts Student Attending Fake School | UK Border Force | Real Responders

13 okt. 2019

A student states he is attending a college in East London whilst also living in Leicester. The investigation suggests the college itself may be operating to provide fake university letters of status.
 
Border Force follows the work of the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to fight illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders.
 
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8 Access Denied For Man Trying To Enter The UK | UK Border Force | Real Responders

8 jan. 2020

Random spot checks of trucks shipping cargo are found to be hiding something more. Meanwhile, the team at Heathrow detain a student trying to enter the UK.
 
Border Force follows the work of the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to fight illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders.
 
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9 Aggressive Man Is Deported From UK | UK Border Force | Real Responders

15 sep. 2019

A South African bodyguard is questioned at the Border because of insufficient funds in his account. Things escalate, and the frustration leads to threats being thrown around.
 
Border Force follows the work of the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to fight illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders.
 
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10 Man Stopped At Border With Over £15,000 | UK Border Force | Real Responders

26 feb. 2020

The enforcement team raid a nail bar in Southampton, a traveller with an unusual name makes a lasting impression, and the Specialist Customs Unit searches for people leaving Britain with too much money in their pockets.
 
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11 Border Team Are Questioned On Grounds Of Discrimination | UK Border Force | Real Responders

19 feb. 2020

A Nigerian man presents a passport that officers believe to be forged. Meanwhile, a woman suffering from terminal cancer tries to gain entry to the UK and a criminal is apprehended in Calais.
 
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12 Border Control Officers Arrest Potential Suspect | UK Border Force | Real Responders

4 mrt. 2020

At Heathrow, a charismatic passenger from Antigua charms the staff, but his complex case soon stirs up conflict between an immigration officer and her boss. Meanwhile, customs officers target travellers attempting to smuggle illegal animal products into Britain
 
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13 Illegal Immigrants Hide In Bin Bags In Truck | UK Border Force | Real Responders

29 jan. 2020

The Calais team are suspicious of an intake of lorries with unusually high CO2 readings. A man is investigated for undocumented living in the UK. A farmer is interrogated at Lagos when seeking a UK visa.
 
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14 Immigration Officers Find 3 Trucks Full Of Illegal Immigrants | UK Border Force | Real Responders

29 sep. 2019

A factory in the Midlands is raided by officers suspecting the owners of illegally employing citizens of former Soviet Union countries.
 
Border Force follows the work of the UK’s Borders and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to fight illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders.
 
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15 UK Border Patrol Police Raid a Subway Station for Criminals! | Locked Up Abroad

26 jun. 2019

UK Immigration Border Patrol Officers are on the hunt for illegal immigrants at the local subway station. Will their presence cause anyone to run for their lives, or will the attempts of border agents be fruitless? If you have nothing to declare than you won’t be locked up abroad!
 
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16 UK Border Patrol Investigates Potential Pakistan Illegal Immigrant | Border Force | Locked Up Abroad

19 jun. 2019

UK Border Guard investigates a man from Pakistan who claims to be visiting the country for business, but has he been staying in the country for too long? Will he be locked up abroad by the border patrol?
 
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17 UK Border Force Customs Agents on the Front Lines | Border Patrol

4 dec. 2019

Watch as the elite UK Border Force works to keep the country safe. These men and women work tirelessly to keep the United Kingdom safe from smugglers, illegal immigrants, drugs and weapons. If you have nothing to declare than you won’t get locked up abroad ’cause these border patrol agents mean business!
 

 

18 UK Border Security Force Customs Agents Behind the Scenes | Locked Up Abroad | Border Patrol

7 nov. 2019

Go behind the scenes with the UK Border Security Force as they patrol the UK from Illegal Immigrants, drug smugglers and other contraband and illegalities. Don’t mess with the border patrol or you might find yourself locked up abroad!
 

19 Strict Border Agent Questions Illegal Immigrant | Border Force

1 jul. 2019

Border agents at the airport question a man who claims to be a student but can’t remember the details of his studies. Is he trying to enter the country under false pretenses, or is border security being to hard on him?
 

20 UK Border Force Customs Agents Find Human Traffickers

5 dec. 2019

Every year over a hundred million people go through UK passport control. Watch as the hard working men and women of the UK Border Force work hard to keep the country safe. They put there lives on the line every day to stop criminals from smuggling in drugs, contraband and weapons. Go behind the scenes and see what it’s really like to work on the front lines.
 

21 UK Border Force Customs Agents Protect Against Smugglers | Locked Up Abroad

7 nov. 2019

Go behind the scenes of the UK Border force as they protect the United Kingdom against illegal immigrants, smugglers and other nefarious criminals. These men, women and dogs work tirelessly to keep the country safe at some of its busiest airports. If you have nothing to declare you just might not end up locked up abroad!
 

22 The Sham Marriage Racket (Immigration Law Documentary) | Real Stories

11 nov. 2018

Entering the dark underworld of the sham marriage racket Filming undercover, and with exclusive access to a busy register office, Ranvir Singh investigates sham marriages. We will be looking at the current challenges and enforcement measures associated with sham marriages, including the impact of recent changes to the law. As well as investigating those involved in facilitating and organising sham marriages, we will discuss efforts being made by government, register offices and other organisations to combat sham marriages as part of a wide-ranging piece examining the current scale of the issue in the UK.
 
The programme will feature interviews with experts and observational filming at one of the UK’s busiest register office. It will also feature covertly filmed footage of marriage fixers and others involved in facilitating sham weddings; forging fake passports; selling vulnerable women and making offering to make fraudulent applications to the Home Office. 
 
Our evidence shows that, despite the Government’s promised crackdown, it appears to be business as usual with the racketeers making millions at our expense.
 

23 Ghost Immigrants: Paying for Canadian citizenship – The Fifth Estate

28 jan. 2019

Immigration consultant Sunny Wang orchestrated one of the largest immigration scams in Canadian history. The twist in this tale isn’t that the people were trying to sneak into the country; it’s that they were sneaking out, pretending to be Canadian residents while having no intention of living here.
 
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24 Border business: Inside immigration | Full Documentary

29 mrt. 2019

CBSN Originals presents a documentary special about the cottage industry that’s built up across Central America to get migrants to the U.S. border.
 

25 Dying to get through the US-Mexico border | Unreported World

7 feb. 2018.

The Devil’s highway: This Unreported World was made ten years ago – in the years since, tension around Arizona’s border with Mexico has become one of President Trump’s defining issues.
 
Back in 2008 reporter Aidan Hartley went to the border. He saw migrants facing extreme, potentially fatal, conditions while travelling through the desert in the hope of getting across the border.
 
This episode first aired on 08/02/2008.
 

26 Life in the Shadow of US-Mexico border Wall – BBC News

28 jan. 2018

President Trump’s administration has promised that prototypes for a wall to be built all along the US-Mexico border will be delivered by the end of summer. But will a wall stop people smuggling and drug trafficking?
 

27 🇲🇽 Migrants at the US-Mexico border: Overcoming walls and prejudice

4 feb. 2019

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.

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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

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30 UK Border Force Customs Agents Protect Against Smugglers | Locked Up Abroad

7 nov. 2019

Go behind the scenes of the UK Border force as they protect the United Kingdom against illegal immigrants, smugglers and other nefarious criminals. These men, women and dogs work tirelessly to keep the country safe at some of its busiest airports. If you have nothing to declare you just might not end up locked up abroad!
 

31 Victims Get Tricked into Smuggling Kangaroos

7 sep. 2020

Just in case you were wondering, the punishment for kangaroo theft is at minimum 10 years behind bars.
 
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