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Mexican Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now It Blames Mexico’s President for Them.

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico — Like so many others in his impoverished part of southern Mexico, Joaquín Ramírez, a corn farmer, eagerly cast his vote in the presidential election last year for Andrés Manuel López Obrador. But less than [...]

Donald Trump’s idea to dump migrants in sanctuaries raises legal questions

The border debate has once again been upended by President Trump’s exploration of a plan to take illegal immigrants nabbed at the U.S.-Mexico border and ship them to sanctuary cities for release. In the abstract, the idea could have relieved [...]

The Latest: Border Patrol drops more migrants in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – The Latest on migrant arrivals in New Mexico (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Las Cruces officials say more migrants seeking asylum in the US were dropped off Saturday in the southern New Mexico city by the Border [...]

Pope Champions Migrants in Morocco, the Chief Departure Point for Europe

Because of that, tens of thousands of migrants, including many sub-Saharan Africans, have rerouted to Morocco, where they have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar for Spain. That is now the preferred entry point to Europe for illegal migrants, [...]

Caravan of 40 Salvadoran migrants sets out for US border

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) – The “mother of all caravans” expected to depart from Central America looks more like the baby of all caravans. A group of about 40 migrants was leaving Saturday for the U.S. from the capital of El [...]

Tanker, Hijacked by Migrants, Is Escorted to Malta

“Immigration is managed by criminals and should be blocked by any legal means necessary,” Mr. Salvini was quoted as saying by the Italian news agency ANSA. Humanitarian organizations say that migrants are mistreated and even tortured [...]

Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance [...]

Video shows dozens of migrants crossing into California

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A video shot at a section of U.S.-Mexico border wall dividing a beach shows dozens of migrants squeezing through a breach in a metal fence, and running north along the sand into California, some carrying children. U.S. [...]

Greek authorities rescue 21 migrants adrift off usual route

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – Greek authorities say they have rescued 21 migrants found adrift in a small boat in a section of the northeastern Aegean Sea off the usual illegal immigration route. The migrants were located Thursday between [...]

Pope Francis, Amid Abu Dhabi’s Opulence, Delivers Mass to Its Migrants

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The opulence of Abu Dhabi is not subtle. Bentleys line the roads, glass skyscrapers rise like blades over corporate business parks, a multibillion dollar hotel once used jewels as ornaments, and the [...]