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French farmer on trial for helping migrants to cross the Italian border

A farmer in southern France who smuggled migrants across the country’s border with Italy is waiting to discover his sentence after being prosecuted this week for his actions. Hailed a hero by many in

UK Labour leader wants “maximum wage” law to stop inequality

A new economic approach proposed by U.K. opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is starting to make waves. Ahead of a speech on Tuesday outlining his party’s approach to Brexit, the Labour Party leader has

This French man organized an underground network to help hundreds of refugees

This segment originally aired Jan. 4, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. The new prime minister of Italy has announced plans to begin mass deportations of migrants and refugees who entered the country
Hungarian camerawoman who kicked and tripped migrants found guilty

Hungarian camerawoman who kicked and tripped migrants found guilty

A camerawoman filmed kicking and tripping migrants as they crossed the Hungary-Serbia border in 2015 was sentenced Thursday to three years probation after a court dismissed her claims of self-defense.

Migrants face freezing temperatures as they struggle to get to the EU

BELGRADE, Serbia — In the gloom of an abandoned warehouse, a weary-looking Pakistani man named Hayat Ali shivers in a blanket, comforting a sick friend lying at his side. Meters away, children as

Tech leaders slam Trump’s “gratuitously evil” refugee ban

A day after President Trump enacted sweeping immigration and refugee bans, technology industry leaders sharply criticized the orders and moved to protect employees who are foreign nationals and had

Trump administration doubles down on travel ban, despite chaos

Top Trump administration officials appeared on the Sunday politics talk shows to defend the president’s executive order barring refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from

How volunteer lawyers inside JFK airport fought back against Trump’s refugee ban

Central Diner in the middle of JFK’s Terminal 4 had turned into a makeshift legal office by 8 p.m. Saturday night. Around 30 volunteer lawyers had been huddled on laptops inside the airport restaurant

We still don’t know how many people are being detained at US airports

After a weekend of chaos at the nation’s international airports, it’s still unclear how many people are being held in detention as a result of President Trump’s executive orders pausing the U.S.

Canada rejects calls to scrap Safe Third Country agreement

The Trudeau government has rejected calls to scrap an agreement that prevents asylum seekers who enter from the U.S. from seeking refuge in Canada — a move experts say ignores the reality on the

”Why haven’t you come for me?” A family torn apart by Trump’s refugee ban

Amina & Mohamed Amina, a Somali refugee, was about to reunite with her son, Mohamed, after nearly two years apart. Then came Trump’s ban. By Nick Miriello and Julia Steers Photographs by Maddie

This is what it costs to be smuggled into Canada

People fleeing ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and parts of Africa are paying smugglers up to $35,000 to ensure safe passage to Canada, according to a declassified 2015 report that looked at the

Angela Merkel is clamping down on asylum seekers as election nears

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to introduce new measures aimed at speeding up the deportation of failed asylum seekers. The plans come as her party tries to project a tougher line on

U.K. shuts down refugee program that was set to welcome 3,000 unaccompanied kids

Britons who arrived in the U.K. as unaccompanied child refugees fleeing conflict have accused the government of moral failing after it abandoned a landmark scheme to help children facing the same

Trump administration memo called for 100,000 National Guard troops to round up undocumented immigrants, report says

The Trump administration is considering the mass mobilization of 100,000 National Guard troops to sweep up undocumented immigrants in 11 states, according to a draft memo, the Associated Press

DHS memos signal strict new border enforcement and action on undocumented immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security has drafted two new memos which aim to ramp up deportation efforts against undocumented immigrants in the United States. The memos, which were signed by DHS
Fmr U.S. Ambassador To Sweden Smacks Trump On Refugee Claims

Fmr U.S. Ambassador To Sweden Smacks Trump On Refugee Claims

A former U.S. Ambassador To Sweden told CNN's Chris Cuomo that crime has not risen based on a more flexible immigration/refugee policy in Sweden, refuting Trump's erroneous claims he made over a Fox

This shelter in Buffalo has helped thousands of refugees get to Canada

A very pregnant woman let out a sigh and slumped down on a chair in the registration area of the Vive refugee shelter in Buffalo, New York. Someone set her two young daughters up at a table and they