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Norbert Hoffer

Austria’s Far Right Wins By A ‘Landslide’ In First Round Of Presidential Vote

“As president, you have to be president for all Austrians, but that does not mean I will abandon my values. This is clear. I have my opinions which I will continue,” said Hofer after the results came in.

April 25, 2016

Advocates Perplexed By U.S. Response To Central American Migrants

Refugee advocates said on Thursday the Obama administration is sending mixed signals to Central American migrants by deporting families who have fled to the United States while increasing resources in the crime-ridden region for asylum seekers.

January 14, 2016

More Central Americans Fleeing Violence To Enter US, Suggesting Another Major Surge

One likely factor in the rising numbers is the increasing success rate of smugglers who, after crackdowns in Mexico and the U.S. last year, appear to have arranged alternative smuggling routes and payoff relationships with Mexican officials, border analysts say.

November 18, 2015
Map of route taken by Cuban migrants to the U.S. Miami Herald 2015

New Exodus Of Cubans Headed To The US Is Underway Across The Americas

Those fleeing cited several reasons for abandoning the island, including economic hardships and fear that restored diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana will bring an end to the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows most Cubans who make it to U.S. soil to stay.

November 2, 2015
Syrian refugees

Migrants Or Refugees? It’s A Crucial Distinction

The distinction is crucial.

September 14, 2015

Migrants Scuffle With Hungary Police; Dead Toddler’s Image Shocks Europe

Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the 1990s has strained the European Union’s asylum system to the breaking point.

September 3, 2015

Refugee Children, Close To Death, Found In Van In Austria

Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Asia on their way to Europe.

August 29, 2015

Austria, Libya Count Dead As Number Of Migrants Crossing Mediterranean Soars

The U.N. refugee agency said the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe had passed 300,000 this year.

August 28, 2015
Syrian migrants sit in a bus to register in a camp after they crossed the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

‘The Wave Has Reached Us:’ EU Gropes For Answers To Migrant Surge

Migrants are a huge issue in many, many countries.

August 26, 2015

Dominican Republic Resumes Deportation Of Migrants Deemed Illegal

The Dominican Republic has resumed the detention of people, mostly of Haitian descent, deemed to be illegal migrants after the expiration of a deadline for undocumented foreigners to apply for temporary residence.

August 15, 2015

Man Dies In Channel Tunnel As Migrant Crisis Deepens

France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site. Britain said it would erect a nine-foot (three-meter) fence to protect the terminal.

July 29, 2015
World News, Top News, Mediterranean, Smuggling, Migrants, Human Trafficking, EU, Italy, UN Security Council, Frontex, Shipwrecks, Dimitris Avramopoulos

EU Declares War On People Smugglers, Commissioner Says

The EU finally shores up some responsibility by declaring a “war” against the shady migrant smuggling business in the Mediterranean.

May 21, 2015
Mohid Shorik, an 18-year-old Rohingya who fled a refugee camp in Bangladesh, holds a United Nations form inquiring about his application for asylum. (Jonathan Kaiman/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Indonesia And Malaysia To Allow Stranded Migrants To Come Ashore

Indonesia and Malaysia, which along with Thailand have allowed migrants into their countries temporarily to receive humanitarian aid, reversing an earlier decision.

May 21, 2015
Detention Center, Migrants, Immigration, Mothers, Children, Latin America, Texas, World News, Political, Court Opinion

Why Only One Detention Center For Migrant Kids Might Survive Judge’s Opinion

A court opinion may shift how migrant children and their mothers are detained in the U.S.

April 30, 2015

Warm Welcome, Real Help Await Deported Migrants At El Comedor

Expelled from the U.S., migrants receive assistance and hope at El Comedor.

February 23, 2015

700 Migrants Feared Dead Following Two Shipwrecks Off Libya, IOM Says

By Alvise Armellini and Pol O Gradaigh, dpa Nearly 700 migrants may have died in two recent shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday. Quoting two survivors, the IOM’s Italy office said human traffickers deliberately sank a boat with about 500 Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Sudanese migrants, after […]

September 15, 2014

19 Migrants Come Ashore In Florida; 1 Dead, Another Sent To Hospital

By Carli Teproff, The Miami Herald Nineteen people believed to be from Haiti were found on Hillsboro Beach, Fla., early Monday morning after the police department was alerted to the beach by nearby condo residents, officials said. Hillsboro Beach Police Maj. Jay Szesnat said police arrived at about 2:15 a.m. and found 17 people on […]

August 25, 2014

Amid Border Crisis, Situation In Texas’ Brooks County Turns Urgent

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times FALFURRIAS, Texas — Daniel Zamarripa loaded his police dog into the back of his patrol car and set out to track his quarry — immigrants circumventing the local Border Patrol checkpoint. Zamarripa, 27, is one of 15 reserve deputies brought in to assist the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, whose […]

July 22, 2014
Central American youths

Mexico Names Czar To Handle Issue Of Central American Migrants

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times TAPACHULA, Mexico — With pressure mounting from the U.S. government, Mexico on Tuesday appointed a czar to take charge of largely unimpeded migration from Central America, which sees tens of thousands of people each year enter southern Mexico and cross the country en route to the United States. Interior […]

July 15, 2014

More Than 1,100 Migrants Intercepted Off Italy In 48 Hours

ROME — The Italian navy said Tuesday that it picked up 1,149 migrants in the southern Mediterranean over the previous 48 hours, as Rome issued a fresh appeal for more help from the European Union. Italian patrol boats intercepted 828 people on Sunday and 321 on Monday, a statement said. Two migrants were arrested after […]

April 22, 2014