Photos of US border agents appearing to swing reins at Haitian migrants trigger investigation
23 September 2021 | 6:10 am
Photos show border patrol officers on horseback in Texas appearing to swing their reins to threaten migrants and push them back toward the Rio Grande river. The images have spread quickly on social media and have sparked reactions from Vice President Kamala Harris and US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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The Justice Department said the controversial barriers were built without relevant authorization. Texas Governor Greg Abbott defended his actions against irregular migration in anticipation of the lawsuit.
The Tunisian coast guard recovered 901 bodies of drowned migrants off its coast from the start of the year. The country has become a major gateway for irregular migrants and asylum-seekers headed to Europe.
A bus carrying foreign migrants careened off the road and fell into a ravine in northern Mexico, leaving 18 people dead. The driver has been detained.
Greece is seeing a spike in arrivals by sea of people fleeing conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa.
A baby was one of two victims after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized off Tunisia. A similar tragedy, off the northern French coast, left six Afghan nationals dead.
Mozambican photographer Yassmin Forte, whose contemporary artwork gained her a Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize, is using the win to highlight the country’s colonial past through her family history.
The wooden boat left Senegal more than 40 days ago with more than 100 people on board. It was traveling in the direction of Spain's Canary Islands when it capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.
Saudi Arabian border guards have killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants, including women and children, who attempted to enter the kingdom along its mountainous border with Yemen, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday.
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Protesters led by a pastor marched through a gang-controlled area near the capital. Rights groups reporting on the incident blamed the pastor for leading protesters into such a dangerous situation.
Threats, tricks and promises — Russia's Defense Ministry has many carrots and sticks when it comes to getting Central Asian migrants to join the military. One of those ways is giving them a path to Russian citizenship.
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