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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.