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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.

Bad Faith: Berlin Must Reform or Abolish Its Refugee Policy

Bad Faith: Berlin Must Reform or Abolish Its Refugee Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2015

The refugee crisis is forcing Berlin's hand. It can reform its existing asylum law or abolish it altogether. Either way, it can no longer get away with the current system of organized hypocrisy. A Commentary by Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Fortress Hungary: Orbán Profits from the Refugees

Fortress Hungary: Orbán Profits from the Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 15, 2015

In many respects, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has emerged as the political victor in the refugee crisis. Voters support his hardline stance and other Eastern European countries are following his suit. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

'We Are Stubborn': Refugees Still Set on Germany Despite Border Controls

'We Are Stubborn': Refugees Still Set on Germany Despite Border Controls

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2015

Germany introduced controls on its border with Austria on Sunday to slow down the influx of refugees coming into the country. The hope is for an EU-wide quota deal to share the burden. The refugees themselves, though, still hope they'll end up in Germany. By Raniah Salloum in Vienna more... Comment ]

Austrian Chancellor Faymann: 'Memories of Our Continent's Darkest Period'

Austrian Chancellor Faymann: 'Memories of Our Continent's Darkest Period'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2015

In an interview, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann discusses Germany's reaction to the refugee crisis, his disappointment in Hungary's response and his idea of sanctions for Eastern European countries that aren't sharing the burden. more... Comment ]

The Breaking Point? Germany's Asylum System Struggles to Cope

The Breaking Point? Germany's Asylum System Struggles to Cope

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2015

As the migrant influx continues, the 'Refugees Welcome' high is beginning to wear off. People are beginning to wonder if Germany will really be able to cope with all the newcomers. And the system is already completely overwhelmed. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Welcoming the Refugees: Has Germany Really Changed?

Welcoming the Refugees: Has Germany Really Changed?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2015

Germany has been putting its best foot forward in the refugee crisis, welcoming asylum seekers with open arms. But the country's treatment of foreigners hasn't always been this warm. Are we seeing the new Germany, or will the old resurface? An Essay by Juan Moreno more... Comment ]

A Continent Adrift: Juncker Proposes Fixes to EU's Broken Asylum Policies

A Continent Adrift: Juncker Proposes Fixes to EU's Broken Asylum Policies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 09, 2015

Europe's asylum policies are broken: That much has become clear in recent weeks amid the huge numbers of refugees entering the EU from the Western Balkans. Can policymakers bring the situation under control? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Asylum's Dark Side: The Deadly Business of Human Smuggling

Asylum's Dark Side: The Deadly Business of Human Smuggling

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2015

Every day, thousands of refugees entrust their lives to human smugglers as they make their way to Europe -- and many of them die en route. The smugglers, meanwhile, are making handsome profits, and aren't particularly concerned about safety. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

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 ]