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As number of seafaring migrants surges, UN calls for better global protection efforts

Mexico News: Mexican Protesters Block Major Border Entry Points in Response to Rules on US Car Imports

Protesting against new Mexican fees and rules placed upon the imports of used cars from the United States, Mexican demonstrators stalled and blocked traffic near at least four heavily crossed entry points along the United States' southern border.

According to Reuters, the Veterans International Bridge between Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico remained, due to the demonstrations, closed until Monday evening. Read more >

Migrant rights advocates applaud release of principles for human rights at international borders

(New York, NY) On October 22nd, in a report on the rights of migrant children to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced the release of a new document outlining principles and guidelines for governments on protecting the rights of international migrants in border zones. Read more >

IOM Releases New Data on Migrant Fatalities Worldwide: Almost 40,000 Since 2000

Geneva - IOM today (29/9/2014) released “Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost During Migration,” the world’s most comprehensive tally to date of migrant fatalities across land and sea.

With a count surpassing 40,000 victims since 2000, IOM calls on all the world’s governments to address what it describes as “an epidemic of crime and victimization.” Read more >

U.S. Weighs Giving Refugee Status to Youths in Honduras

Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal. Read more >

5 Immigration Issues Central American Leaders Will Raise with Obama

President Obama will sit down Friday with the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala - the three countries that have been the greatest source of children illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

In addition to their meeting with Mr. Obama, the leaders are visiting Capitol Hill and are taking part in a panel discussion - and they're armed with a laundry list of issues to discuss with U.S. leaders. Read more >

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