Laden with 629 people, the Aquarius is heading for Spain after docking was refused in Italy and Malta. Here are four other infamous refugee boats from the 20th century.
Not all who fled Vietnam at the end of the war wanted to be resettled in the US. But those who returned faced an unwelcoming government.
Lucrative cannabis plantations have been a magnet for illegal migrants.
Must the aggressive, homogeneous global pattern of development take its course in Melbourne's long-standing multicultural suburb of Footscray?
Syrians are the latest high profile refugees to arrive on British shores – what can history tell us about their prospects?
Among unfamiliar languages, cultures, cuisines, jobs and neighbourhoods, what does it take for migrants to establish a sense of home?
Asian-American kids are often viewed as high-achieving and smart. Does such a stereotype contribute to their academic success?