THE MOST COMMON WAY FOR ILLEGAL MIGRANTS TO CROSS MEXICO IS ON TOP OF A TRAIN.

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Hide in the bushes until you see it rolling up. If it’s slow enough, run alongside to catch the ladder. Correle, you will hear from the…

IT COSTS US$70,000 TO BE SMUGGLED FROM CHINA TO THE USA.

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According to the smugglers’ saying, a snake dies if it travels alone, but survives when packed with others. “Snakeheads,” or human…

SHIPPING CONTAINERS IN CHINA DOUBLE AS HOUSES FOR MIGRANT WORKERS.

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Since 1980, at least 262 million Chinese people have left China’s countryside for its cities. Most moved to work in manufacturing or…

MARIA HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN 29 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

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“When I travelled as a child,” remembers Maria Chenut, “I could take something out of my bag, set it down, and feel that I had moved in.”…

BY LATE 2012, SOMEONE IN SPAIN WAS EVICTED EVERY 15 MINUTES.

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It was 7 a.m. and still dark in Villaverde, Madrid. One hundred and seventy policemen had cordoned off the neighborhood, blocking all…

IN CALAIS, AFGHANS SLEEP IN A JUNGLE AND ALBANIANS IN A HOTEL.

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The big Afghan jungle is invaded by police every other morning. So is the Kurdish one. The Sudanese jungle outside of town was recently…

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WORKERS IN ITALY GENERATE €22 BILLION (US$30 BILLION) A YEAR.

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Cerco lavoro. As with many of the world’s migrants, the first local phrase that Ousmane learned was: “I’m looking for a job.” Newly…

ASYLUM SEEKERS DETAINED IN MALTA CAN ONLY GO OUTSIDE FOR ONE HOUR A DAY.

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Between 1,500 and 2,000 people wash up on Malta’s shores each year, and the country’s immigration officers handle every boatload the same…

20,000 PEOPLE HAVE DROWNED TRYING TO CROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN SINCE 1988.

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At 2 a.m. on a Libyan beach, the boat casts off for Lampedusa. It smells of pink and gold sea bream, amberjack and barracuda, but…

TODAY, ONE IN THREE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICANS WOULD LIKE TO EMIGRATE PERMANENTLY.

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Arif was 12 years old when his older brother was murdered in Mogadishu for refusing to join Islamist militia al Shabab and fight the…