Illegal Immigration

Related articles, background features and opinions about this topic.

AFP

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.

Donald Trump in Mexiko: "Jeder Staat muss das Recht haben, eine Mauer zu bauen"

Donald Trump in Mexiko: "Jeder Staat muss das Recht haben, eine Mauer zu bauen"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2016

Im US-Wahlkampf verunglimpfte Donald Trump Mexikaner pauschal als Kriminelle. Jetzt reist er ins Nachbarland und wirbt dort für sein Lieblingsprojekt, den Mauerbau. Doch sein Gastgeber widerspricht ihm in einem entscheidenden Punkt. mehr...

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2016

The refugee debate creates the impression of unprecedented mass migration. That image is completely incorrect. The real question, when we look at migration globally, is why there is so little of it. By Guido Mingels more... Comment ]


Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Africans are preparing to test their luck on the voyage across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the weather begins improving, the number of arrivals will rise -- as will the number of deaths. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

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 ]