Greece has repulsed nearly 35,000 migrants trying to cross onto its territory illegally since Turkey opened its border nearly a week ago, government sources said on Thursday, as it prepares to deport hundreds of others who made it through.
Greek security forces used tear gas and water cannon on Wednesday against hundreds of migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey, as Athens and Ankara accused each other of lying about what was happening.
The Greek government has been criticized after announcing it will build a floating barrier to deter thousands of people from making often perilous sea journeys from Turkey to Aegean Islands on Europe’s periphery.
Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of US President Donald Trump’s Central America strategy to keep them away from the US border.
Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were pushed back by Mexican security forces.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants moving to Britain on the first day after the Brexit transition period ends in December, the Telegraph reported.
Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after brief clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were pushed back by Mexican security forces.
At least 2,200 people have entered Guatemala as part of a fast-growing US-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration demands to curb illegal immigration.
When the European Union started funneling millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the money came with EU promises to improve detention centers notorious for abuse and fight human trafficking.
French coastguards rescued 31 migrants trying to cross the English Channel overnight after the engine of one small boat cut out and the other dinghy began to take in water, local authorities in France said on Sunday.