Migrants in Bosnia-Herzegovina are at the mercy of an unscrupulous underground economy

May 11, 2021
To cross the border into Croatia, or "go the game," they often need to rely on others to get cash. That help comes at a price.
Members from an Afghani migrant family approach Croatia's border from the Bosnian side in an attempt to cross into the EU by foot. The family crossed into Croatia only to be pushed back to Bosnia by Croatian police a few hours later.
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Turkey — EU tensions threaten refugee deal

Aug 22, 2016
A deal credited with cutting refugee flow into Europe is in peril.
The European Union's deal with Turkey over migration could be in jeopardy in the aftermath of the country's recent attempted coup.

Cuban migrants scramble to claim special status in US

May 25, 2016
Some worry — others hope — improving ties with US may change special privileges.
It took Cuban migrant Henry Salgera about three months to make it to the U.S. He said his bag — containing clothes, some medicine, deodorant and water — is all he carried with him.
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European Union close to granting visa-free travel to Turks

May 4, 2016
EU officials hold that Turkey must meet the same requirements for visa-free travel as other countries.
A Turkish flag hangs next to the flag of Europe outside a hotel in Istanbul. “The relationship between the EU and Turkey is a very foul one right now,” says Kemal Kirişci, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
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The migrant remittances industry, by the numbers

Apr 5, 2016
Trump’s border wall plan has us talking about the money people send back home. Let’s do the numbers on this booming business.
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As Obama visits a mosque, a look at America's Muslims

Feb 3, 2016
Despite prevailing stereotypes, it's a diverse group economically.
President Barack Obama hosts the annual Iftar dinner celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the East Room of the White House July 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. On Wednesday, President Obama makes the first visit to a U.S. mosque during his administration.
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Syrian refugees navigate a new life in Britain

Dec 25, 2015
Syrians in the Northern English City of Bradford find safety but challenges, too.

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Asylum seekers face a backlog

Dec 1, 2015
The wait for an interview often exceeds a year.

Thanksgiving in the Jungle

Nov 26, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at the current refugee crisis.

Governors question refugee security checks

Nov 18, 2015
Governors cite security screening concerns in their rejection of more refugees.