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Spain Picks Up 524 Migrants

(AP) — Spanish rescue services say they have pulled 524 migrants to safety from 12 boats attempting to reach Spain from northern Africa, currently the most used sea route into Europe.

Migrants arrive aboard 'Lifeline', a vessel for the German charity Mission Lifeline, in the harbour of Valletta, Malta, on June 27, 2018. - A rescue boat stranded for nearly a week in the Mediterranean with over 200 migrants docked in Malta on June 27, 2018, after a deal was struck …

Malta Lets Charity Boat Dock, 141 Migrants Accepted by France, Germany

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations in what was described as a “responsibility-sharing exercise.”

Turmoil exploited by people smugglers since the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi has made Libya the main gateway for African migrants seeking to make dangerous Mediterranean crossings

Global Human Trafficking Now a $32 Billion Industry

According to the head of one of France’s most prominent asylum seeker support organisations, the global network of human traffickers which aid migrants across borders into Europe and elsewhere constitute a $32 billion (£25bn) industry.

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Spain: Charity Brings 87 More Migrants from Africa as Populist Backlash Builds

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in migrant arrivals.

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Italy’s Salvini to Fund Pro-Family Policy with Tax on Migrants

Matteo Salvini’s populist League (La Lega) has promised a comprehensive new pro-family government policy including child care and other policies to encourage Italians to have more children, with the plan being partially funded by a tax on migrants sending cash overseas.

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Judge Orders Trump: Help ACLU Give Legal aid to Deported Migrants

President Donald Trump’s administration must find the deported migrant-parents who separated themselves from their children in the United States, says the Californian judge who is trying to govern the nation’s immigration policies. 

Migrant men wait in line for their lunch in front of an abandoned school dorm, near the center of the western-Bosnian town of Bihac, on July 4, 2018. (Photo by ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Bosnia Fears Becoming New Calais as Migrants Surge Across Border

More and more migrants have been flowing across the border into Bosnia in recent months, hoping to cross into Croatia and the European Union, but the numbers may be fueling prior tensions between ethnic and religious groups in the country.