Tag: migrant

AOC Questions Migrant Mother Whose Child Died in U.S. Detention

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez <span class="copyright">PHoto: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call.</span>Yazmin Juárez, the mother of a toddler who died shortly after being released from a for-profit detention center in Texas, offered a powerful testimony in front of a panel of U.S. House members on Wednesday. Juárez said she and her daughter fled violence in Guatemala and hoped for a better future in the U.S. “Unfortunately, that did not happen,” she told the lawmakers….more: yahoo

Annual migrant deaths in Mediterranean fall to 2,262: UNHCR

The European Union has been working with north African countries, particularly conflict-wracked Libya, by offering aid money and help with border patrols in a bid to stem the flow of peopleThe number of migrants who died or went missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean fell by more than a quarter in 2018 over the previous year, to 2,262, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.
The number of migrants who arrived in Europe after surviving the sea crossing also dropped by roughly the same proportion last year to 113,482 after 172,301 in 2017, according to the UNHCR’s full-year figures….MORE: FRANCE24

UN human rights chief denounces Sun over Katie Hopkins ‘ migrant ‘cockroaches’

Katie Hopkins Wrote This In The Sun About Migrants And Now Everyone Is Really Angryaxelrod
Katie Hopkins writing in Friday’s Sun

Headlined ‘Rescue boats? I’d use gunships to stop migrants’ the comment piece includes lines such as:

NO, I don’t care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don’t care.
Also: Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. They might look a bit “Bob Geldof’s Ethiopia circa 1984”, but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb. They are survivors….more at: huffingtonpost.

Migrant found crammed behind car engine in attempt to enter EU

Agents of Spain's Guardia Civil found a man in the An African migrant has been caught trying to smuggle himself into Spain while crammed into a tiny space behind a car’s engine, in the latest desperate ploy to enter the EU.

The asylum seeker, reportedly from the West African nation of Guinea, was found hidden beneath the bonnet of the car as it crossed from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta – one of two North African territories owned by Madrid…

more:  /www.telegraph.co.uk