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Lands of Immigration

Economic globalization has spurred unprecedented global migration as streams of people leave developing nations for opportunities in developed countries. Economic pressures, political upheaval, ethnic conflict and discrimination are some of the issues facing the millions who seek better lives abroad.

A .38-Caliber Rosary: The Dangerous New Face of Salvini's Italy

A .38-Caliber Rosary: The Dangerous New Face of Salvini's Italy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 12, 2018

Shots fired at foreigners, assaults on minorities, neo-fascist marches: Italy's extreme right wing feels emboldened by the country's new leadership. Many are pointing fingers at Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. But is he to blame? By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 21, 2018

Migrants are still trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean. But ever since Italy has closed its ports to ships that have saved refugees from the waves, there are indications that some captains have grown more willing to sail on by without helping. By Raphael Thelen more... Comment ]


Fifty-Six Days of Separation: The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

Fifty-Six Days of Separation: The Scars Left Behind by U.S. Migration Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2018

A mother and her six-year-old son fled to Texas from the violence in their homeland of Honduras. When they arrived, young Samir was ripped out of his mother's arms. Two months later, they found each other again, but something had changed. By Marian Blasberg, Katrin Kuntz and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

A Matter of Survival: How to Humanely Solve Europe's Migration Crisis

A Matter of Survival: How to Humanely Solve Europe's Migration Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2018

Few topics have been as divisive in Europe as the question of what to do with the flood of migrants arriving on the shores of the Mediterranean. But a moral solution is possible. DER SPIEGEL spoke with experts about how it can be found. By Nicola Abé, Katrin Elger and Fritz Schaap more...


Return of the Ugly German? The Riots in Chemnitz and Their Aftermath

Return of the Ugly German? The Riots in Chemnitz and Their Aftermath

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2018

In Chemnitz, refugees find themselves under threat by neo-Nazis and hooligans. Politicians have pledged to take a hard line against right-wing extremist violence, but they look helpless nonetheless. Meanwhile, the right wing seems to have the upper hand in Saxony. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Who Are We? Examining the State of German Identity

Who Are We? Examining the State of German Identity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2018

Integration and immigration are extremely controversial issues in the Germany of today. What do they say about the state of German identity? A handful of new books add fuel to the already blazing fire. By Sebastian Hammelehle more... Comment ]


Conte-Besuch in Washington: US-Präsident lobt italienische Flüchtlingspolitik

Conte-Besuch in Washington: US-Präsident lobt italienische Flüchtlingspolitik

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 30, 2018

Da haben sich zwei gefunden: Donald Trump hat Italiens populistischen Premier Conte äußerst herzlich empfangen - und erteilte anderen europäischen Ländern einen Rat. mehr... Forum ]

'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2018

As Germany's interior minister joked about deporting 69 refugees on his birthday last week, news emerged that one of those Afghan deportees had committed suicide in Kabul. The man's treatment raises serious questions about the country's deportation policies. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Trump's Attacks on Germany: The Enemy in the White House

Trump's Attacks on Germany: The Enemy in the White House

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2018

Trump's latest lies are an open attack on the German government and the European Union. This U.S. president was never a partner. He is an aggressive opponent and should be treated as such. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]

Asylskandal: Bamf-Spitze bekam Brandmail aus Bremen

Asylskandal: Bamf-Spitze bekam Brandmail aus Bremen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 10, 2018

Die Affäre um mutmaßlichen Asylmissbrauch weitet sich aus: Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen alarmierte im Frühjahr 2017 ein Beamter die Leitung des Flüchtlingsamts über jahrelange "Kungeleien". Von Hubert Gude und Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt mehr... Forum ]