Immigration is not only a U.S phenomena. Across the globe, bodies move in search of better opportunities many escaping from war and persecution as governments struggle to address needs of displaced people.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has dropped a controversial plan to monitor the social media activity of visa applicants and holders to gauge whether they would be “positively contributing member[s] of society.” 

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The Trump administration wants more migrants fleeing their home countries to seek asylum in Mexico instead of coming to the U.S. border to ask for help.

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Hungary's foreign minister said Friday that Europe remains threatened by unchecked immigration and must focus on stopping it, three years after the mass influx of about a million people.

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After the government was forced to apologise for declaring some of the so-called Windrush generation illegal immigrants, the Home Office is now reviewing the cases of asylum seekers affected by another aspect of its so-called "hostile environment" policy, who may have been inappropriately banned from studying.

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Seventy men, women and children poured through a U.S. port of entry early Friday to seek asylum, the largest single group yet accepted by U.S. officials from the caravan of Central American migrants that enraged President Donald Trump.

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The Shah family had been forced out of the haven in Pakistan that their patriarch had found them during the last war, against the Soviets. Now they were returning to Afghanistan, a place in the grips of a newer and longer war that has sent hundreds of thousands fleeing.

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Britain's interior minister is promising to ensure the country's immigration policy is "humane" as uproar spreads over authorities' mistreatment of long-term legal residents from the Caribbean.

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As Ni­ger­ian asylum seekers flood into Canada across a ditch in Upstate New York, Canadian authorities are asking the United States for help — but not with managing the influx at the border.

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With less than a year to go before Britain exits the European Union - a decision voters made in part to stem immigration - the government is confronting a scandal over its treatment of migrants, both legal and illegal.

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About 345 people traveling with a migrant caravan sharply criticized by President Donald Trump arrived this week in Tijuana, the group’s final destination in Mexico before coming to the U.S. border to ask for asylum.

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Venezuelans, fleeing economic and political crisis, have also sought refuge in Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Argentina and Peru.

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Canada's government has pledged to help the province of Quebec cope with a growing influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States, as officials say the province is reaching "saturation point." The federal government said this week it will review a breakdown of costs Quebec has incurred as thousands of refugee claimants arrive in need of housing and social support.

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The Caribbean Commonwealth High Commissioners has called on the UK government to resolve the issue of elderly Caribbean-born undocumented residents of Britain who risk being deported by the Home Office.

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The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum worldwide has soared by 2,000 per cent since 2014. The increase has been particularly marked in the Americas in the past year, including in Brazil which receives more than 800 Venezuelans per day.

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MSF has opened a new hospital in the heart of vast Kutupalong-Balukhali camp, which provides refuge to some 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh .

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Viktor Orban, Europe’s most outspoken nationalist leader, said on Friday Hungary’s future would be decided for decades at an election on Sunday in which he vowed to protect his nation from the “rust” of Muslim migrants. 

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Germany refugee rift in Angela Merkel government sparks war of words Bickering has broken out in the governing coalition over family reunifications for refugees in Germany. 

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A “caravan” of Central American migrants pressed on through Mexico on Friday, greatly diminished in size a day after hundreds of exhausted members left a field where they had been stranded all week, pressured by government officials who have been under fire from U.S. President Donald Trump.

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An old photo used by Britain's eurosceptic party UKIP that was used in a 2016 Brexit campaign poster has found a new home – a Hungarian government anti-immigration ad.

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How many and whom? Australia is – again – seized by a debate about migration to this country, its size, shape and character. 

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The European Union needs to increase support for cities and regions and border countries that are on the front line of managing migration, the European Committee of the Regions said on March 22.

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Proposed legislation which would enable people who arrived in Britain as a child to sponsor applications for close relatives to settle with them passed its first Commons hurdle.

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Stories from border walls around the world, where one place ends and another begins. And the strange ecosystems that arise.

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Two years ago this month, under a deal the European Union sealed with Turkey, Lesbos and several other Greek Aegean islands became processing centers for migrants arriving to the EU by sea. They aren't allowed to leave these islands until their requests for asylum are processed.

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The European Commission is planning legislation that would use the threat of denied visas to encourage countries outside the bloc to cooperate on repatriating failed asylum seekers.

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Austria plans to use its presidency of the European Union this year to shift the bloc’s focus away from resettling refugees within the EU and towards preventing further waves of arrivals, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday.

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Immigrants and asylum seekers protest against indefinite detention in UK as activists and politicians raise concerns.

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Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon see growing backlash against the 5.2m migrants they host.

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Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse are crowding into cities and makeshift camps in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and throughout the region, the largest mass emigration in modern Latin American history. The resulting friction mirrors that in nations from the U.S., where immigration pervades the national debate.

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The Ugandan government launched a large-scale program to verify the identities of all refugees in the country, using biometric data.

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Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the U.S. border. Mexico's National Immigration Institute said Friday the trailer was found near Ciudad Camargo, across the border from Rio Grande City, Texas.

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Fascist party Casa Pound may be small, but its anti-immigrant rhetoric is being echoed more widely.

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The violent aftermath of the Honduran presidential election — triggered by allegations of electoral fraud — has led to serious human rights abuses, says Honduran advocates, strongly advising the Trump administration not to deport immigrants back to a country repressed by deadly government security forces.

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Some Syrians have found that the difficult work of growing fruits and vegetables in refugee camps brings a sense of home, peace, and of course, adds fresh food to the community.

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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said the country needs international aid to help cope with the humanitarian crisis caused by hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing over the border to escape the economic crisis at home.

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UNHCR head Filippo Grandi says refugees in Bangladesh in grave danger, with monsoon season beginning in March.

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Austria’s chancellor has said he will step up EU efforts against migrants coming to Europe when his government takes its turn chairing the European Council later this year. Sebastian Kurz, who is in a controversial coalition government with the far-right FPO, said the Austrian presidency, which covers the second half of 2018, would hold a summit on illegal immigration on 20 September.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has been accused of betraying French humanistic values with his proposed crackdown on migrants, with even some members of his own political party expressing concerns.

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As Venezuela’s crisis deepens, more of its citizens are fleeing a country that once served as a haven for economic migrants and political refugees.

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Meet the volunteers at a food bank that fights waste and distributes leftover food to the poor.

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