Immigration

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

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

Cambridge Dictionary

1 US Border: Migrants risk everything for an American dream – BBC News

 

18 mrt. 2021

After a decline during the first year of the pandemic, thousands of migrants from Central America are again on the move trying to reach the United States – many of them families or unaccompanied minors.
 
Joe Biden’s government has already asked for support from its emergency management agency to help handle a spike in the number of unaccompanied children arriving at the border with Mexico, as the influx of children is straining the system.
 
The BBC followed some of these migrants on this dangerous journey.

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.
 
About the fifth estate : For four decades The Fifth Estate has been Canada’s premier investigative documentary program. Hosts Bob McKeown, Habiba Nosheen, Gillian Findlay and Mark Kelley continue a tradition of provocative and fearless journalism. the fifth estate brings in-depth investigations that matter to Canadians – delivering a dazzling parade of political leaders, controversial characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy.

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

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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.

28 Mexico – Fear of Trump’s wall | DW Documentary

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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

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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.

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Correspondent: Josh Rushing
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30 Surprising Europe – Hopes and Dreams

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16 aug. 2011

Some African migrants pay a high price to realise their European dream.
 

31 People & Power – Libya: the migrant trap

8 mei 2014

Thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe are being detained or deported by Libyan Militias

32 🇳🇪 Niger: Europe Migration | People and Power

10 jan. 2019

Niger has long been a key staging point for migrants and asylum seekers from sub-Saharan West Africa, but the traffic reached a peak in 2015/16 when the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimated that 330,000 people followed the desert routes north – through often inhospitable country – to reach Libya or Algeria, and then the Mediterranean coast and sea crossings to Europe.

The exponential growth mostly came about because the chaotic descent of Libya into civil conflict in the years after the Arab Spring opened up new routes and border crossings and made it easier for people traffickers to operate in the security vacuum, but it also flourished because it generated significant income and employment for northern Niger and its largest city, Agadez. Much of this was from the perfectly legitimate businesses – in transport and accommodation – that sprang up to service and feed off and then further develop the migrant trade. The increased wealth was welcomed because it helped bring back a measure of stability to an area that had seen its own insurgency during the Tuareg Rebellion of 2007-2009 and which had been struggling economically in the aftermath.

But even as the traffic was burgeoning, the Nigerien government was coming under pressure from the European Union, which was keen to find a response to the alarming flows of people coming across the Mediterranean. Close to its own maritime borders the EU began working with the Libyan coastguard and others to refashion methods of deterring that sea borne traffic, but it also looked for innovative ways of stemming the movement of people on land much further south.

So, to the grateful relief of the EU, Niger passed new anti-smuggling laws. In early 2016, its interior minister Mohamed Bazoum ordered their implementation across the country, sending police out to arrest smugglers (most of whom, of course, had previously been operating within locals laws) and confiscating hordes of the ubiquitous pick-up trucks that drivers had become used to piling high with lucrative migrant passengers.

The new laws quickly began making a big dent in the migrant flow, bringing down the number of travelers passing through Agadez from around 24,000 a month in 2016 to around 5500 a month in 2017.

But there have been other consequences and many of them difficult for Niger. The economic fallout for the north of the country has been considerable – with revenues in Agadez alone being reduced by around $117 million a year, according to the IOM. Indeed the losses across the area have been so significant that the EU has had to offer $635 million to compensate those who had once made a living out of migration through a reconversion plan involving business grants and loans and other support, although so far the difficulties of qualifying for any such support seem to be keeping the take-up of these opportunities to a minimum.

Moreover, where previously migrants were able to move openly, they now have to use clandestine back routes through remote desert country to avoid villages and police patrols. This is dangerous. The UN roughly estimates that for every migrant death in the Mediterranean sea, now two die in the Sahara desert.

Meanwhile, community leaders fear that youth unemployment and the lack of long-term investment (notwithstanding the EU’s struggling compensation scheme) to develop alternative economic models could lead to increasing criminality and insecurity. With the migrant traffic suppressed, police warn that drug trafficking is becoming an ever more attractive option and elders fear that idle young men who would once have worked in the migration trade could now easily fall prey to the competing radical attractions of Boko Haram or Daesh, which pose a growing threat across this part of West Africa.

So how to best assess the EU’s apparent attempt to push Europe’s borders this far south? Niger is rated as one of the world’s least-developed nations by the UN, but is it now paying too high a price for Europe’s anti-immigration policies? We sent correspondent Juliana Ruhfus and filmmakers Marco Salustro and Victoria Baux to find out.

33 Video: Niger’s Agadez, gateway to exile

9 sep. 2016

Agadez, the largest city in central Niger, has become one of the main transit points for illegal migrants from West Africa who dream of Europe. We bring you an exceptional documentary about this little-known precarious crossing, unavoidable for migrants on their way to the European continent. It’s a road filled with hope and tragedy, and above all with danger. 
 
Every week, more than 12,000 men, women and children from West Africa take the road from Agadez, Niger’s central metropolis, to Europe. They are fleeing poverty and the lack of prospects in their home countries. But Agadez is only the first step in their long and dangerous journey. First they have to cross the desert, then Libya – where they are often arrested by police – and finally the Mediterranean Sea on rickety boats. Many of them never reach their final destination. Our reporters, Catherine Norris-Trent and Julien Sauvaget, travelled to Niger to meet these men and women who dream of a better life in Europe. 
 
Our journalists were given rare access to the “ghettos” of Agadez, including the houses where migrants wait before continuing their journey. They were also able to film how this illegal trafficking is organised, speaking to people smugglers before joining the migrants to board pick-up trucks launched at full speed across Niger’s Ténéré desert.

34 HUMAN CARGO | Mediterranean search and rescue

27 jan. 2020

An observational documentary made by Evan Williams Productions (UK) / MSF UK for SBS Dateline Australia following every step of the Ocean Viking’s first rotation in August 2019. 
 
Ocean Viking is a search and rescue vessel, operating in the central Mediterranean, ran in partnership by MSF and SOS Mediterranée. 
 
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.

35 🇮🇹 🇱🇾 Rescue at Sea: Migrants in the Mediterranean | People and Power

15 nov. 2018

As long as there is war, poverty and insecurity in Africa and the Middle East, migrants and refugees will try and seek a better life in Europe. For many years now, one of the principle transit routes has been the dangerous sea crossing over the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy.

Images of anxious people crammed into small and manifestly unsafe boats run by human traffickers have become sadly familiar around the world, as have the stories of sinkings and drownings that tragically are regularly attendant on these journeys.

As a result, and against a background of hardening anti-migrant sentiment in Europe, the problem of how to best respond to and control this phenomenon – and reduce the number of fatalities – has become ever more hotly debated.

For the last five years, EU navies have maintained a presence in the area to discourage people from making the journey. And since 2017, the Libyan coastguard, with the active support of the Italian government, has also become more active, mounting aggressive patrols off its long coastline.

Both the EU and Libyan authorities insist their actions save lives and disrupt the criminal networks that feed off the migrants’ desperation. But their methods, focused mainly on deterrence, policing and security are increasingly at odds with those of other groups operating in the area since 2014 – NGOs running maritime search and rescue (SAR) missions to aid migrants in peril.

In August 2017, Italy asked all NGOs working in the area to sign a code of conduct, which in effect put strict legal and logistical constraints on their ability to operate.

As a result, by mid-2018, only four NGOs were left pursuing SAR missions in the Mediterranean and there had been a number of highly charged stand-offs with the authorities.

In March for example, after a tense altercation between Libyan coastguards and a vessel from Proactiva Open Arms involving 218 migrants and refugees, the NGO’s ship was impounded in a Sicilian port for a month, with the crew held under investigation by the Italian authorities for allegedly “conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration”.

Then in June 2018, Italy refused to let the Aquarius – a ship run by SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – disembark 600 rescued migrants in Italian ports. When Malta also declined to accept them it became a Europe-wide dispute.

Eventually, the migrants were off-loaded in Spain, but this and other incidents had a chilling effect on NGOs and for a time left the Libyan coastguard as almost the only rescue option in Central Mediterranean waters.

Much of the opposition to the NGOs’ activities seems to stem from a belief that their presence encourages migrants to embark on journeys they would otherwise avoid, or even, in the words of Italy’s controversial new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, that they act as a “taxi service”.

The NGOs reject this claim entirely, but it highlights the fundamental differences between humanitarian groups seeking to save lives on the open seas and those focused on trying to dissuade people from making the treacherous crossing in the first place. It also raises serious questions about the way that long-standing international maritime norms on nautical rescue are allegedly being ignored – with sometimes fatal consequences.

What is clear is that when no-one is available to help those in peril, lives will be lost.

In November 2018, the UNHCR said that more than 2,000 refugees and migrants have died on the Mediterranean route this year and that the number of drownings has escalated sharply.

In September alone, the refugee agency said one of every eight people making the dangerous journey towards Italy had been killed. This, it said, was due in part to the “legal and logistical restrictions that have been placed on a number of NGOs wishing to conduct search and rescue (SAR) operations.”

While the agency acknowledged the efforts of the Libyan coastguard in saving lives where it could, it added that any vessel with the capability should be allowed to come to the aid of those in need. Moreover, anyone rescued in international waters should not be taken back to Libya where conditions are not safe.

With access to both sides, we sent filmmaker Paula Palacios to investigate the background to this complex debate and what may happen next.

36 Europe’s Migration Tragedy: Life and death in the Mediterranean

2 okt. 2016.

In this harrowing film Sky’s Mark Stone witnesses the extraordinary rescue of hundreds of migrants off Libya’s coast. Shows scenes of migrant rescues and dead bodies.

37 Saved at Sea : Rescuing Migrants in the Mediterranean – the fifth estate

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29 okt. 2016

In recent months, tens of thousands of desperate souls have been saved from certain death in the frigid waters of the Mediterranean. Recently, the crew of the Red Cross MOAS Responder agreed to let The Fifth Estate come onboard to join in one of their rescue missions. As our cameras rolled, on a single day, hundreds of migrants were plucked from listing wooden boats and rubber dinghies. The CBC’s Nahlah Ayed chronicles the huge international effort to save migrants who seek a better life in Europe but often risk death getting there.
 
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Olenka P
I dont want people to suffer, but if you pick them up at Lybia shore, more people will come every time
 
 
apotebill
We need to tackle this issue at the root. The politics in the country of the origin. Europe needs to hold the African presidents responsible for failing their own people. Most French speaking countries have imposed presidents by the French government so they can steal their resources easily, that’s another major issue. The French government should be held accountable as well. Italian government should send them the bills .

38 Surprising Europe – Home Sweet Home

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4 okt. 2011

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39 Migrants Stranded on Kos: Europe or Die

24 jun. 2015

Demonized by some of the UK’s tabloid press and holiday-makers alike, VICE News meets the actual migrants labeled as “boat people” on the Greek island of Kos. Many of these migrants have fled the Assad regime and the Islamic State in the Middle East, only to be met with hostility as they reach the island’s shores.

The Greek islands are on the new frontier of a major gateway into Europe. The eastern Mediterranean route into Greece, Cyprus, and Bulgaria from Turkey has seen more than 48,000 irregular border crossings between January and May 2015.

Kos, a small holiday island whose economy depends on tourism, is facing a refugee crisis right at the beginning of visitor season. Destitute people are sleeping rough or staying with hundreds of others in a small abandoned hotel lacking basic amenities, such as water and electricity.

While the authorities refuse to take responsibility, the migrants and refugees who want nothing more than to leave the island find themselves stuck in this desperate situation, often for weeks, waiting for the necessary legal papers to continue their journey to mainland Greece.

VICE News finds that the urgent issue is how Kos — completely unprepared to receive and process thousands of mainly Syrian and Afghan refugees that have arrived on its shores — fails to meet even the minimum EU standards for refugee reception.

Watch “Migrant Prisons of Libya: Europe or Die (Full Length)” – http://bit.ly/1GVC2wl

Read “Scandinavian Ships Rescue Nearly 1,000 Migrants in 24 Hours” – http://bit.ly/1J4hC3N

40 Desperate Straits: The African refugee crisis hits Europe hard | RT Documentary

30 mrt. 2020

It is estimated that by 2019 the flow of #migrants from Africa has reached 36 million people. One third is headed for Europe. Most refugees sail out of Libya on overcrowded inflatable boats, choosing to risk their lives and reach Sicily, rather than closer Tunisia or Malta. Why so? Many Italians believe that NGO rescue boats serve as mortal baits, luring more people into reckless crossings, only to end up in the hands of profiteers, exploiting migrants and pocketing budget funds allocated by the government.
 
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41 From an African refugee camp to the US | DW Documentary

28 feb. 2021

An American dream comes true for a Congolese family and their friend. After more than 20 years in an African refugee camp they start a new life in the United States. With courage and humor, they navigate the challenges of their new life.

The first time in an airplane, the first time on an escalator … these everyday situations are part of something much more for Jean-Pierre, his family, and his friend Isaiah. Their departure after 20 years living in a refugee camp is a moment of happiness, but also one of deep emotion. Because of the brutal civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the group had long ago given up hope of a better life. But eventually, they made their way via Uganda to the United States, thanks to a special UN refugee program. As they begin their new life, they are assisted by social workers specializing in integration. Their experiences reveal a lot about American society, like when a social worker praises sugary soft drinks in a supermarket, prompting Jean-Pierre to comment on how unhealthy the American diet is. This heart-warming documentary depicts brave and charismatic immigrants as they begin a new life.

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42 Stopping Africa’s Migrants | Bigger Than Five

27 sep. 2019

Faced with pressure from humanitarian organizations, the EU is meeting to broker a deal to overhaul the bloc’s immigration policies. Meanwhile, the European Commission has come under criticism for creating the position of Vice President for “Protecting Our European Way of Life”. What legal-and humanitarian- obligations does Europe have in managing migrant flows? Is externalizing border control to Africa the way forward?
 
Guests: Witold Waszczykowski- Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (2015-2018) & Member of the European Parliament Wendy Williams- Associate Research Fellow at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies
 
Emmanuel Matambo- Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar at the Wilson Center’s Africa Program

43 Saved at Sea : Rescuing Migrants in the Mediterranean – the fifth estate

29 okt. 2016

In recent months, tens of thousands of desperate souls have been saved from certain death in the frigid waters of the Mediterranean. Recently, the crew of the Red Cross MOAS Responder agreed to let The Fifth Estate come onboard to join in one of their rescue missions. As our cameras rolled, on a single day, hundreds of migrants were plucked from listing wooden boats and rubber dinghies. The CBC’s Nahlah Ayed chronicles the huge international effort to save migrants who seek a better life in Europe but often risk death getting there.
 
About the fifth estate : For four decades the fifth estate has been Canada’s premier investigative documentary program. Hosts Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay and Mark Kelley continue a tradition of provocative and fearless journalism. the fifth estate brings in-depth investigations that matter to Canadians – delivering a dazzling parade of political leaders, controversial characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy.

44 Libya, the infernal trap

9 dec. 2019

FRANCE 24 brings you an exclusive documentary filmed in war-torn Libya by Catherine Norris Trent, Julie Dungelhoeff and Abdallah Malkawi. This special report takes you to the front lines of the conflict and to the heart of the huge migration crisis unfolding there. 

45 Libya’s Struggle To Cope With Surge In Migrant Smuggling

17 jun. 2015

The Migrant Trade: Authorities are at breaking point, on both sides of the Mediterranean.
 

As military action against migrant smugglers continues, the Libyan authorities are playing a chaotic cat and mouse game with an endless tide of migrants and are tiring of their role as Europe’s border control.

“They drove 115 of us to the coast in trucks. We slept there one night. The next day in the morning we left for Italy by boat.” Like hundreds of thousands of others, Ibrahim put his life in the hands of organised smugglers. They were picked up by Libyan patrols. Now he is being held at one of many detention centres near Libya’s coastline. The sheer numbers at these centres is evidence of the Libyan authorities’ considerable efforts to control migration; but the strain on resources is apparent. “You have to feed them all. Sometimes you wonder: wouldn’t it be better to let them go to Europe,” says General Abdelbaset Marwan of government taskforce Libya Dawn.

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46 Inside Bosnia’s ‘nightmare’ migrant camp – BBC News

24 okt. 2019

Aid agencies are warning of a humanitarian disaster in Bosnia, with people facing a winter without proper accommodation.
 
Bosnia is now a major route into the EU – 45,000 migrants have arrived in the country since the start of 2018.
 
The country’s official refugee camps are full and the government has not allocated new sites, despite being given £10m by the EU this summer to do so.
 
Reporter: Jean Mackenzie
 
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47 Who should be tackling Bosnia’s migrant crisis? I Inside Story


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16 nov. 2019

Bosnia says it is struggling to cope with the influx of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty and taking the new Balkan route to Europe.
No running water or electricity. Portable toilets that are rotting. Flimsy, leaking tents. And rubbish everywhere.
Built on an old landfill site, next to a minefield, migrants at the Vucjak camp say it’s a nightmare.
Conditions are appalling…and about to get even worse, with the onset of the Balkan winter.
Fifty-thousand people have arrived in Bosnia Herzegovina in two years.
Many get stuck at the border with Croatia, and now tough new measures are in place to restrict their movements.
Bosnia’s emerged as a new transit point to Europe after northern Balkan routes were shut following the 2015 refugee crisis.
Rights groups are now warning of a new humanitarian crisis.

Presenter: Adrian Finighan

Guests:
Peter Van Der Auweraert Bosnia Representative, International Organization for Migration
Gerald Knaus Founding Chairman, European stability Initiative
Nidzara Ahmetasevic Independent Journalist in Bosnia Herzegovina

48 Talk to Al Jazeera in the field – African migrants: What really drives them to Europe?

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6 jun. 2015

Thousands of Africans put their lives at risk as they go on a boat journey in search of what they think would be a better and easier living. It is a journey that begins with hope, but often ends in despair. Most of them depart from Libya late at night, travelling across the Mediterranean Sea in broad streams with Italy as their central destination. Last year, more than 170,000 migrants arrived there, representing the largest influx of people into one country in European Union history. Most of the migrants are Eritrean and Syrian but numerous Africans from sub-Saharan regions also use this route. This year almost 2,000 people have died trying to make this crossing. And the Libyan coast guard intercepts many of the boats transporting illegal immigrants from across Africa to Italy. We travelled off the coast of Libya to meet African migrants risking everything for a future in Europe. Who are they? Where do they come from? And what do they expect to find on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea? Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid meets three young Africans who are in a Libyan detention centre: Patrick Jabbi, 27, from Congo; Baba Lami, 19, from Gambia; and Alima Bakhari, 23, from Nigeria, who was one of the few women on the boat that was boarded by the Libyan coast guard. We find out more as Patrick, Baba and Alima talk to Al Jazeera in the field.
 
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-Europeans do not hate Africans, problem is in a large mass of unqualified, difficult-to-adjust mass of people who thinks that honey and milk flow in Europe, they come, they can not adjust and they become a problem. -Africa has great potential I hope it will be better..

49 Italy discouraging flow of migrants from North Africa

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9 dec. 2017

Italy has received 500,000 migrants and refugees from North Africa who have fled war, extreme poverty and oppression during the last three years. But the country, which had a reputation of welcoming migrants, has received backlash for it and is starting to discourage the migrant flow. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nadja Drost reports.

50 🇮🇩 Indonesia: The people’s smugglers | 101 East

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18 mei 2012

Australia wants to stop people smugglers. But who are the men who risk the lives of thousands of refugees on treacherous boat journeys from Indonesia?

Last year, more than 4,500 people arrived in Australia illegally by boat. In the first four months of 2012, another 2,500 arrived.

Few issues are as contentious in Australia.

Almost universal blame falls on the men who bring the boats – the so-called people smugglers.

More than 200 Indonesians accused of people smuggling are currently behind bars in Australia, and the numbers are growing. The Australian government has recently been forced to review at least 24 cases of juveniles believed to be held in adult prisons.

But are these men the real culprits or are they themselves victims in a much more complex criminal web?

101 East travels to Indonesia to meet the people smugglers and the families they leave behind.

51 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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