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World 14 Feb 2019 | 11:24 PM Premium

First stop for migrant kids: For-profit detention centre

HOMESTEAD, Fla., SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Reuters) - For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force base.

World 23 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Malaysia targets middlemen to end debt bondage of migrant workers

UNDER pressure to crack down on labour abuses, the Malaysian government is moving to eliminate middlemen who charge millions of foreign workers exorbitant recruitment fees, leaving them saddled with debt and vulnerable to exploitation.

World 18 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Closure of migrant schools in China sparks anguish

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has shut down 24 schools for the children of migrant workers in Beijing forcing more than 14,000 students to drop out, state media said, sparking anger among parents who say they face discrimination.

World 27 Jun 2019 | 9:20 PM Premium

Attorneys ask court to intervene against U.S. over migrant kids' detention conditions

SAN FRANCISCO/CLINT, Texas (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Honduran migrant described babies sleeping on a cold floor. A teen mother said her sick baby was unable to open her eyes but no one responded to her pleas for help for two days. Another teenager took charge of a 5-year-old stranger because the child was very upset and had no one else after being separated from her father.

World 15 Nov 2018 | 12:49 PM Premium

'Not enough room': migrant flows strain Mexican border shelters

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - The arrival in the Mexican border city of Tijuana of the first few hundred travellers from migrant caravans is stretching to the limit shelters already overflowing with people, and sparking signs of friction among the population.

World 28 Jul 2016 | 7:53 AM Premium

Indonesian drug convict facing death row highlights risks to migrant workers - campaigners

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The case of an Indonesian woman expected to be executed this week for drug trafficking highlights the risk to migrant workers of being duped into becoming drug mules, human rights campaigners said.

World 05 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Migrant workers vital for economic recovery - UNDP

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The global economic crisis has reduced the role of migrant workers, but that is likely to change dramatically as developed countries face a shortfall in workers over the next four decades, a U.N. report said on Monday.

World 15 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

China killings reveal plight of migrant workers

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese labourer who was insulted when he tried to claim unpaid wages ran amok and killed four people, triggering anguish across the country about the plight of millions of abused migrant workers.

World 15 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

China killings reveal plight of migrant workers

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese labourer who was insulted when he tried to claim unpaid wages ran amok and killed four people, triggering anguish across the country about the plight of millions of abused migrant workers.

World 25 Jun 2018 | 9:25 PM Premium

Italy's Salvini suggests migrant centres on Libya's southern borders

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Italy's anti-immigration interior minister said on a visit to Libya on Monday he had proposed setting up migrant reception centres at Libya's southern borders to help stanch a flow of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy.