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Pursuing Work

Illegal immigration illustrates contemporary economic and political pressures as people move illegally from developing to developed nations in search of better opportunities. Many top economies rely on the inexpensive labor of illegal immigrants to stay competitive and reap higher profits.

Welcome to Germany: Locals Step In to Help Refugees in Need

Welcome to Germany: Locals Step In to Help Refugees in Need

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 18, 2015

While attacks against refugee homes dominate the headlines, a new movement to aid asylum seekers is taking root in Germany. From medical care to security services, locals are organizing what the state won't. more... Comment ]

Migrant Misery: Greek Island of Kos Makes Refugees Fend for Themselves

Migrant Misery: Greek Island of Kos Makes Refugees Fend for Themselves

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 14, 2015

Up to 600 people arrive each night on the Greek island of Kos, fleeing wars, oppression and hunger. When they arrive, they are often made to sleep outside with not sanitation facilities available. Greek authorities seem uninterested in improving the situation. By Raniah Salloum in Kos, Greece more... Comment ]

Mediterranean Desperation: Saving Lives at the World's Most Dangerous Border

Mediterranean Desperation: Saving Lives at the World's Most Dangerous Border

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2015

Doctors Without Borders is the only major humanitarian organization actively rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean. So far, it has saved more than 10,000 people. But in the world's biggest crisis region, timing is everything. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christian Werner (Photography) more... Comment ]

Unsettling Encounters: Tourists and Refugees Cross Paths in the Mediterranean

Unsettling Encounters: Tourists and Refugees Cross Paths in the Mediterranean

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2015

Two worlds are colliding on the beaches of the Mediterranean this summer: Vacationers looking for relaxation and migrants seeking relief from poverty or warfare. The result is a moral conundrum for Europe. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Migration Crisis: The EU's Shipwrecked Refugee Plan

Migration Crisis: The EU's Shipwrecked Refugee Plan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 23, 2015

When 800 refugees drowned on their way to Europe this April, leaders promised to act. Just over two months later, the EU's attempts at real reform have all but failed -- and thrown up some dark moral questions. By Ullrich Fichtner, Maximilian Popp, Christoph Schult and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Migration Debate: 'One of the Most Serious Dramas of Our Times'

SPIEGEL Migration Debate: 'One of the Most Serious Dramas of Our Times'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2015

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann and human rights activist Elias Bierdel recently met with SPIEGEL editors to debate German and EU migration policies in light of the recent mass deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. Interview Conducted By Maximilian Popp and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Risky Deterrence: Europe Prepares Plan To Fight Human-Traffickers

Risky Deterrence: Europe Prepares Plan To Fight Human-Traffickers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2015

As the refugee crisis continues to unfold, the EU may seek a UN mandate authorizing the use of military force against migrants seeking to illegally enter Europe via the Mediterranean. But skepticism of the plans in Brussels is widespread. By Horand Knaup, Christoph Schult, Gordon Repinski and Ann-Katrin Müller more... Comment ]

An Unending Refugee Tragedy: Europe's Path to Deadly Partition

An Unending Refugee Tragedy: Europe's Path to Deadly Partition

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2015

Germany and its European Union partners want to prevent further refugee dramas in the Mediterranean Sea. But a look back at the policies adopted after the 2013 tragedy in Lampedusa shows they have made a terrible situation even deadlier. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Opinion: Europe Should Protect People, Not Borders

Opinion: Europe Should Protect People, Not Borders

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2015

The mass deaths of refugees like those seen this weekend on the European Union's external borders is not a consequence of politicians looking away. We are in fact causing the problem with our Fortress Europe policies. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

'Guantanamo of the East': Ukraine Locks Up Refugees at EU's Behest

'Guantanamo of the East': Ukraine Locks Up Refugees at EU's Behest

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 17, 2015

Brussels is doing all it can to prevent refugees from reaching Fortress Europe, with initiatives like funding the construction of internment centers in Ukraine. Asylum seekers who have spent time there report miserable conditions and abuse. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]