• I Almost Died Traveling from Somalia to Lampedusa

    "The cannibalism didn't start until our second boat journey, from Libya to Lampedusa. We had already been traveling for ten days; people were dying and there was no food. I actually saw one guy cutting a piece of flesh from another man's body. "

  • The Horrible Quota Policy Followed by Immigrant Detention Centers

    Though illegal immigration is at its lowest levels in years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) still has to keep an average of 34,000 people in custody, even if that means detaining legal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.

  • "They Are Filth": Greece's Immigrants Are Pretty Thrilled About the Golden Dawn Arrests

    Last week 20 members of the Golden Dawn's top brass—including General Secretary Nikos Mihaloliakos and far-right heartthrob Ilias Kasidiaris—were finally arrested in Greece. The raids followed the murder of antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a man who...

  • Why the PNG Solution is What Australia Wants

    Being considered a bunch of pussies has long been Labor’s problem when dealing with the boats. When Howard began the public discourse by framing himself as a sort of Aussie Battler strongman, it was inevitable that the left were going to look like...

  • Does Being Total Assholes To Boat People Actually Work?

    When I first glimpsed headlines about the exclusion of Australia’s mainland from its migration zone I thought it had to do with birds.

  • Deportee Purgatory

    About 40 percent of Mexican immigrants deported from the US are sent back through Tijuana. Many of the deported border crossers have established a makeshift shantytown inside a dry, concrete riverbed where the Tijuana River once flowed—called 'El Bordo.'