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Dozens die after migrant boat sinks off Syrian coast

Dozens die after migrant boat sinks off Syrian coast

Syria - The number of people found dead has risen to 34, the Syrian health ministry said in a statement on Thursday, adding that 20 survivors are being treated at the Basel hospital in Tartus.

Lured and caught into slavery in Southeast Asia

Lured and caught into slavery in Southeast Asia

Cambodia - It was an offer he could not refuse: an easy job abroad, a decent salary, and even the opportunity to live in a posh hotel with his personal trainer. When Yang Weibing saw

Texas sheriff launches investigation into flights of migrants from the United States

Texas sheriff launches investigation into flights of migrants from the United States

US - Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said at a news conference Monday night that 48 migrants were "lured under false pretenses" off the streets of San Antonio, housed in a hotel, and taken by

Rights groups ask sponsors to press FIFA and Qatar on migrant worker compensation

Rights groups ask sponsors to press FIFA and Qatar on migrant worker compensation

Qatar - FIFA's partners and World Cup sponsors must urge world soccer's governing body and the government of Qatar to compensate migrant workers who suffered abuse while preparing the country for FIFA World Cup 2022,

Hundreds of migrants rescued from smugglers’ boats in Mediterranean

Hundreds of migrants rescued from smugglers’ boats in Mediterranean

Spain - The rescue vessel Open Arms Uno said it had lifted 372 people trying to cross the central Mediterranean to the European mainland in unseaworthy boats. They also rescued the body of a man

Why are migrants in the US being sent to Democrat-run areas?

Why are migrants in the US being sent to Democrat-run areas?

US - Two buses full of people, mostly from Venezuela, were recently parked near the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, DC. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who approved the move, called for tougher

Migrants who flew to Martha’s Vineyard move to a US military base

Migrants who flew to Martha’s Vineyard move to a US military base

US - About 50 migrants, including about half a dozen children, boarded buses Friday to take the ferry to Cape Cod, where Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said they would be temporarily housed at Joint Base

Texas sent two buses with migrants to the house of US Vice President

Texas sent two buses with migrants to the house of US Vice President

US - Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, said Thursday that 100 migrants from Colombia, Cuba, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela have landed near the Harris residence. Two busloads of migrants and asylum seekers

Advocates urge Canada to grant permanent status to migrants

Advocates urge Canada to grant permanent status to migrants

Canada - Speaking to reporters during a virtual briefing Wednesday, undocumented worker and human rights activist Danilo De Leon said he and others without status could not wait any longer. Migrant rights advocates in Canada

The Australian government has opened the door to more permanent migrants to ease the labor shortage

The Australian government has opened the door to more permanent migrants to ease the labor shortage

Australia - Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's government has increased the number of permanent migrant visas available for fiscal year 2022-23 from 160,000 to 195,000. The Australian government is facing renewed calls to strengthen protection of

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