Immigration

Closing the Darién Gap with a barbed-wire fence

Immigration

Panama has started to build a barbed-wire fence in the Darien jungle between South and Central America. The goal is to stop migrants from reaching the US. But by blocking the trails most frequently used by the migrants, the fence has instead could reroute people on their journeys, pushing them to take dangerous detours.

Migrants say crossing Mexico has become increasingly challenging

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Many parts of the United States are desperately in need of doctors, especially in rural and medically underserved areas.

Virginia bill would give alternate licensing path to foreign doctors

Scores of African migrants crowd in winter-wear at a US border wall

‘My life is in danger’: More Africans are choosing to migrate to the US

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The border between Belarus and Latvia is about 100 miles long and is partially separated by a fence monitored by border officers.

A migrant crisis at the Latvia-Belarus border

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St. Paul and St. Andrew is located on West 86th street, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

New York City is trying to turn houses of worship into shelters

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Fifty churches, synagogues, mosques and temples in New York City will start housing nearly 1,000 migrant men. The new plan announced by Mayor Eric Adams means the city will pay houses of worship to have beds, showers and dining areas, filling in the desperate need to provide shelter as more migrants keep arriving. The announcement comes as religious affiliation in the US is down, even among Latinos.

Two girls holding paper signs that say "Education is our right"

Afghan student struggles with adjusting to life in the US

Many women saw no future for themselves in Afghanistan when the Taliban took over. So, when offered a chance to leave, many took it. Reporter Rebecca Rosman meets a young Afghan student. Unfortunately, her temporary status in the US is a constant shadow, as she can’t go home again.

Zhayreth, Adriana, Freddy and Freydar Torres sit on the stoop of their apartment in Dorchester.

With strife behind them, a young migrant family prepares to seek asylum in Boston

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Calling it a humanitarian crisis, Governor Maura Healey has activated the National Guard to support migrants at Joint Base Cape Cod and launched two welcome centers in Boston and Quincy. But the influx of desperate people is so great that families are flooding nonprofits and local hospitals.

Migrants and asylum seekers attend the Sunday Spanish-language service at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brooklyn, New York.

New York City urges migrants to find shelter elsewhere, but many don’t know where to turn

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New York City has opened 188 shelters, including several humanitarian relief centers. But with 56,200 migrants currently living there, the shelter population is at an all-time high.

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San Diego doctor says height of the border wall is leading to more injuries from falls

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​​​​​​​Dr. Alexander Tenorio is part of a network of doctors in the San Diego area who are on call to receive individuals who attempt to climb over the 18-foot border wall, then fall on the US side where they have to be treated in local hospitals. It’s an urgent issue as the border wall is now being raised in many parts from 18 feet to 30 feet.