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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.

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 ]


Rassismus im Fitnessstudio: "Keine Mitbürger mit Migrationshintergrund"
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Rassismus im Fitnessstudio: "Keine Mitbürger mit Migrationshintergrund"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 27, 2017

Nach der Verhaftung von drei Terrorverdächtigen will ein Güstrower Fitnessstudio keine Mitglieder mit Migrationshintergrund mehr aufnehmen. Ein Verstoß gegen das Grundgesetz - der im Netz für heftige Kritik sorgt. mehr...

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2017

Summer offers perfect conditions for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Aid organizations are trying to prevent them from drowning, but the EU has partnered with Libya to stop them. By Clemens Höges and Claas Meyer-Heuer more... Comment ]


Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Desperate in Athens: Unaccompanied Migrant Boys in Greece Turn to Prostitution

Desperate in Athens: Unaccompanied Migrant Boys in Greece Turn to Prostitution

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2017

In Greece, refugees face dire living conditions, limited housing and catastrophically long wait times for their claims. On a square in Athens, unaccompanied boys from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria are increasingly pursuing a last-ditch option for survival: prostitution. By Giorgos Christides more... Comment ]


Integration by the Numbers: Germany's Ongoing Project to Welcome Its Refugees

Integration by the Numbers: Germany's Ongoing Project to Welcome Its Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2017

More than 1.2 million refugees came to Germany in 2015 and 2016. Initially, the country greeted them with chaos and poor planning, but the situation has improved. DER SPIEGEL took a closer look at how the project of integration is going. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Deadly Mediterranean Route: EU Seeks to Ward Off New Refugee Crisis

The Deadly Mediterranean Route: EU Seeks to Ward Off New Refugee Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2017

The number of migrants crossing the dangerous Mediterranean route has risen significantly since the beginning of the year. European officials fear the situation could further deteriorate. So far, though, Brussels hasn't been able to agree on a solution. By Christiane Hoffmann, Walter Mayr, Peter Müller, Christoph Schult and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]