European mass migration crisis

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Lilian Calderon, center, cries as she describes her experiences while in custody, alongside her husband, Luis Gordillo, right, during a news conference at the office of the American Civil Liberties Union in Providence, R.I. Gordillo is a U.S. citizen, but Calderon is a native of Guatemala who came to the country with her family at the age of 3. She was ordered to leave in 2002 after her father was denied asylum. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
August 14, 2018 - 6:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The documents,...
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The Open Arms Search and Rescue vessel arrives in Algeciras, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. A rescue boat operated by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras after other, geographically closer, European Union countries refused to let it dock amid continuing strain between governments about how to respond to the wave of migrants crossing from Africa. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 12, 2018 - 11:43 am
ROME (AP) — Migrants in distress at sea have told their rescuers that several ships passed them by without offering assistance, a European aid group said Sunday while seeking safe harbor for a rescue vessel with 141 migrants aboard. SOS Mediterranee in a statement said that due to the recent...
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A view of the highway the day after a tanker truck hauling liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, rammed a truck stuck in a line of traffic, taking fire and then exploding, shooting a fireball across the raised highway's eight lanes and collapsing part of it, in Bologna, northern Italy, Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Prosecutors have opened an investigation on the accident. (Giorgio Benvenuti/ANSA via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 2:01 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies. Prosecutors have opened an investigation of Monday'...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Airport during a 48hr cabin crew strike in London. The head of British Airways has urged the government to move immediately to shorten the long lines regularly faced by passengers arriving at Europe’s largest airport, Heathrow. In a letter to the Times of London on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 CEO Alex Cruz says that two-hour lines are the norm for non-European travelers. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
August 06, 2018 - 1:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — The head of British Airways is urging the British government to tackle the long delays faced by non-European passengers at Europe's busiest airport — London's Heathrow — or risk discouraging them from coming to its shores. In a letter Monday to the Times of London, CEO Alex Cruz says...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during a news conference following a GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots. The Republican from Wisconsin discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr." Gates says he traced Ryan's heritage back to his 10th great-grandfather born in 1531 in Germany. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 31, 2018 - 9:57 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots. The Wisconsin Republican discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr." Gates said Tuesday...
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Discus thrower Daisy Osakue talks with reporters outside a hospital in Turin, Italy, Monday, July, 30 2018. The 22-year-old Osakue risks missing the European Athletics Championships after being hit in the eye with an egg that damaged her cornea, in a perceived racist attack. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 4:45 pm
ROME (AP) — A black Italian athlete was wounded in the eye when an egg was hurled at her Monday, the latest of at least nine attacks since Italy's anti-migrant government took power that are being investigated as possible acts of racism. Asylum-seekers, legal immigrants and others who aren't ethnic...
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President Donald Trump waves after a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 30, 2018 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two political outsiders, President Donald Trump and Italy's new premier expressed solidarity on migration issues Monday as they showed signs of a fledgling alliance at a time when the U.S. has dealt with strained relations with European leaders. Trump greeted Italy's Giuseppe...
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The Monday, July 30, 2018 screenshot shows the #MeTwo Twitter website. The hashtag, a play on the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, was created by journalist Ali Can following the resignation of soccer star Mesut Ozil. (AP Photo)
July 30, 2018 - 11:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — After #MeToo comes #MeTwo. The hashtag has become a rallying point for scores of second- and third-generation immigrants in Germany, who have taken to Twitter to share their accounts of everyday racism and how they still struggle to be accepted as Germans. The hashtag, which echoes...
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In this photo taken on Friday, July 27, 2018, a migrant rests with others as the sun rises at the port of Algeciras, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, in Algeciras, Spain. Maritime rescue authorities say 751 migrants have been plucked Friday from 52 dinghies trying to reach Spanish shores from northern Africa, this year's most popular route into Europe. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
July 29, 2018 - 7:35 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 123 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa. The service says it pulled the migrants from 12 different boats intercepted by rescue craft Sunday morning in the Strait of Gibraltar. The latest arrivals come after...
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EDS NOTE: SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN. In this photo taken on Friday, July 27, 2018, migrant children look at the camera as they travel with others onboard Spain's Concepcion Arenal Maritime Rescue Service boat at the port of Barbate, southern Spain, after being rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar, in Barbate, Spain. Maritime rescue authorities say 751 migrants have been plucked Friday from 52 dinghies trying to reach Spanish shores from northern Africa, this year's most popular route into Europe. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
July 28, 2018 - 8:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days. The service says it pulled 206 people from 10 different boats Saturday morning, after rescuing 774 migrants...
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