Migrants are welcomed to a Methodist church in New Mexico after being released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2019.
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As governments crack down at their borders, religious groups’ teachings to help the stranger remain unchanged.
A Russian peacekeeper guards the Lachin corridor connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia.
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Renewed fighting in the South Caucasus has some wondering, “Where are the great powers?”
RCMP officers approach a woman as she enters Canada via Roxham Road near Hemmingford, Que., on March 25, 2023. Asylum-seekers at the unofficial crossing will now be turned away following amendments to the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the U.S.
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The renegotiated Safe Third Country Agreement was politically expedient for Justin Trudeau’s government, but poses real policy and programming challenges.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive for a news conference in Ottawa on March 24, 2023.
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Canada and the U.S. have effectively decided to crack down on migrants crossing unofficial border points into Canada. Here’s why this approach misses the bigger picture.
Muslim pilgrims go through passport control in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on June 5, 2022, prior to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca.
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A passport from the United Arab Emirates will get you into far more destinations than one from Afghanistan. Gaps like this have big implications for people’s ability to travel, reside and work.
It’s about more than football.
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Orbán’s nationalist gesture at a recent football match raises important questions – and tensions.
A migrant from Haiti waits with others at a clinic for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.
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In the last decision of the term, the Supreme Court cleared a barrier for the Biden administration to end a Trump-era policy returning asylum seekers arriving in the US to camps in Mexico.
Migrants from Latin America are traveling through Mexico as part of a caravan heading to the U.S.
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The US is convening Latin American countries in Los Angeles this week to discuss major regional issues. An expert explains 3 key things to know about one top concern – migration.
African residents in Ukraine wait at the platform inside Lviv railway station on Feb. 27, 2022.
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Ukraine’s history with the former Soviet Union and its current relationship with the European Union inform how refugees move across borders. While race plays a role, citizenship is also an important factor.
The European bison is back from the edge of extinction, and Białowieża has the continent’s largest population.
A barrier built to stop human migrants will instead cut off animals and scientific cooperation.
Residents hang from a bus and hold a South Sudanese flag in the disputed Abyei region of Sudan.
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Prior to the secession of South Sudan, the rural livelihoods of people living in the 11 states were dependent on free trade and movement across the boundaries.
Arriving travellers from an international flight follow signs toward COVID-19 testing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto in February.
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The federal election is taking place during a fourth wave of COVID-19, and border management remains crucial to controlling the pandemic. Here’s how each major party would manage travel restrictions.
Now that the Canadian government has reopened the border without consulting Indigenous nations on or near the border, it is long overdue for Canada to honour Indigenous people’s rights to travel freely.
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The conversation around the U.S.-Canada land border reopening should include Indigenous people and the restrictions they’ve faced since the international border was created.
Giant sea bass are listed as a critically endangered species.
The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the US, but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.
Migrants in this rigid inflatable in the English Channel were spotted in the shipping lane and the coastguard were alerted to their presence.
Data from Oxford University shows UK asylum applications are proportionally lower than Cyprus, Luxembourg and Iceland.
Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait on July 2, 2019 in Los Ebanos, Texas to be transported to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after entering the U.S. to seek political asylum.
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Immigration judges must base their decisions to grant asylum to immigrant children on whether these children have realistic fears of persecution. But other factors influence those decisions.
For those desperate for international holidays, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Boundaries aren’t just treaties. They’ve been built from rivers, oral history and newspaper notices — and rocks in the way of farmers.
Most countries closed their borders, at least partially, at some point last year. But the world is starting to reopen.
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Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
The Bible contains many stories of migration, including that of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
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Many within the political left and right draw on the Bible to inform their views on immigration, but neglect to take into account how foreigners were treated under the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus.