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Myth: Refugees are a burden

Refugees are often described as a "burden" for the countries they settle in. But research that has looked at the effect of refugees around the world suggests that, in the long run, this view is often wrong.

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger crisis looms in the Middle East

Those reaching Europe represent a small percentage of the 4 million Syrians who have fled into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq, making Syria the biggest single source of refugees in the world and the worst humanitarian emergency in more than four decades.

Border village in Haiti struggles with new Dominican rules

Over the years, Laflur has built a swimming pool, erected concrete walls, fixed toilets and swept the patio at the Drink Bar — the type of hard manual labor that feeds his five children and that is far harder to find in his native Haiti. But his daily routine, and the livelihoods for hundreds of thousands of Haitians, has been put at risk by new immigration rules that intend to oust Haitians who don't have documentation to stay in the Dominican Republic, even those who were born there

The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the head of the Dominican Republic's immigration agency, Army Gen. Ruben Paulino, said his agency will begin patrolling neighborhoods with large numbers of migrants on Thursday. "If they aren't registered, they will be repatriated," Paulino said, according to the AP.

Boat skipper facing mass murder charge over migrant disaster

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has described the traffickers who packed their human cargo into the boat as akin to 18th-century slave traders. Hundreds of the victims, including an unknown number of children, will have died in hellish circumstances having been locked in the hold or the middle deck of the 20-meter boat.

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