Migrant Lives

France

When The World Arrives At Your Border

This is the face of civil disobedience, circa 2017. Cédric Herrou, a 37-year-old farmer from southeastern France, appeared in court yesterday in Nice for having illegally helped undocumented ...

Mexico

Across Mexican Border, Deportees Feel Trump’s Heat

TIJUANA — Martin Pina stands in the courtyard of the "Casa del Migrante," which was founded 29 years ago by Catholic Scalabrinian missionaries to help migrants in this teeming Mexican border ...

Chile

The Tragedy Of Trump, Tears Of A Latino Lover Of America

Trump's victory reminds this Chilean writer of some of the worst moments of the past half...

France

Calais To Paris, The Grim Mobility Of Migrant "Jungles"

Near the French capital's Gare du Nord train station, migrants have expanded yet another ...

Russia

How Syrian Refugees In A Small Russian City Made It To School

NOGINSK — Knowledge Day falls on Sept. 1 and marks the traditional start of the school year in Russia. But for the children of Syrian refugees who ...

Germany

A Former Guantanamo Prisoner Helps Refugees In Germany

BREMEN — Murat Kurnaz, a German native of Turkish origin, likes to joke around. And considering his story, the humor can sometimes ...

Egypt

How Egypt Became The New Hub For Human Trafficking

In towns and cities around the Nile delta, fishermen are selling their boats to a local mafia out...

Jordan

How Syrian Refugees Made It To Mecca For Hajj Pilgrimage

There is an economic explanation for why more Syrian refugee families in Jordan were able to make...

Germany

Glimpse Of A Gifted Refugee's Life In A German High School

INGOLSTADT — Math is the first class of the day. Only two students, who are clearly aces at math, are raising their hands to answer the teacher's questions. Almost everyone ...

Egypt

In Egypt, Between Hungry Fishermen And Human Smugglers

Libya is where refugees now gather to attempt the perilous crossing to Europe. But Egypt is often...

Germany

Happy Ending A Year After Merkel Made A Refugee Girl Cry

BERLIN — It's been a year since German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a ...

Italy

Europe's Largest Migrant Center Is Dead End For Refugees

In the small Sicilian town Of Mineo is a sprawling facility where asylum seekers, many of whom ha...

Germany

Immigration In Germany, The Muslim Integration Gap

Too many Muslims keep to themselves, speak poor German and pass on their problems to the next gen...

Italy

In Italy, Training War Refugees To Preserve Antiquities

TURIN — Refugees have come to Italy from all across war-torn Iraq and Syria, from the monasteries of Mosul to the Assyrian villages of the Khabur valley and the ...

Afghanistan

Scared And Jobless, Afghan Youth Turn To Human Smugglers

JALALABAD — It's early morning in Jalalabad, eastern ...

Libya

Trafficking Dreams And Death, The Migrant Smugglers Of Libya

SABRATHA — It's just past 10 p.m., and Omar, Mohammed and Isa are driving on the Mediterranean coast highway that links the Libyan capital of Tripoli with the ...

Germany

Germany Warns Of ISIS Infiltration, Recruitment Of Refugees

Top German security officials say criminals and violent Islamists are using the asylum crisis to ...

Turkey

In Izmir, Burying The Migrants Who Died Along The Way

Near the western coast of Turkey, a humble imam recites too many lonely prayers in a cemetery tha...

Germany

If History Is A Guide, Today's Refugees Are In Trouble

Many refugee families after World War II took generations to get on their feet. A new German stud...

Syria

Refugees: Escaping Syria Is More Dangerous Than Entering Europe

The dangerous sea and land crossings that Syrian refugees are making to Europe have been well-doc...

Libya

Migrant Purgatory, Trapped In A Libyan Detention Center

GASR GARABULLI — Migrant #322 slowly lifts his head and opens his eyes. The long shadow of the sun, punctuated by the jail's metal bars, bathes the cement walls as ...

Germany

With Merkel Isolated, Europe Must Share Burden And Blame

The German Chancellor has made many mistakes: She has isolated Germany, inside Europe. But it is ...