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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.

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 ]


Preventing the Migrant Wave: Germany Exports Employment Offices to Africa

Preventing the Migrant Wave: Germany Exports Employment Offices to Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2018

In order to combat the root causes of economic migration, Germany has opened a job center in Ghana that helps people find local employment. But what happens when German bureaucracy comes head to head with the everyday reality in Ghana? By Marian Blasberg in Accra, Ghana more... Comment ]

Jihad on the Mediterranean? 'I Heard Their Screams, and Then They Were Gone'

Jihad on the Mediterranean? 'I Heard Their Screams, and Then They Were Gone'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 11, 2018

Seven Muslim refugees from Africa were recently convicted in Italy of throwing Christians from a dinghy on the journey across the Mediterranean. Prosecutors say it was a crime of faith. But was it? By Fiona Ehlers more...


Exit Eritrea: A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

Exit Eritrea: A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 02, 2017

After Syrians, refugees from Eritrea have the best chance of gaining asylum in Germany. But are conditions in the isolated one-party state really so brutal? By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]

International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2017

Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should finally be punished, by the International Criminal Court. A Guest Editorial by Ioannis Kalpouzos and Itamar Mann more... Comment ]


Where Dreams Come to Die: Migrant Path in Europe Ends at Brenner Pass

Where Dreams Come to Die: Migrant Path in Europe Ends at Brenner Pass

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2017

Migrants who make it across the Mediterranean to Italy dream of continuing on to northern Europe. Most, though, are unable to make it past the Brenner Pass. A visit to Europe's waiting room. By Fiona Ehlers more... Comment ]

Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2017

Europe hopes that the fates of African migrants will soon be decided at facilities in Chad or Niger. It is a wonderful idea, but also a misleading illusion. In truth, Europe's primary focus is on shutting down the Mediterranean route. By Mirco Keilberth, Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]