Trump’s family separations actually didn’t discourage immigrant families from crossing the border, new data suggest

Getty Images/John Moore Immigrant families have apparently not been deterred from illegally crossing the border, even after the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The Department of Homeland Security said this is because courts have prevented the government from detaining and prosecuting immigrant parents. But the administration celebrated an overall drop in border arrest numbers . […]

‘It’s no paradise’: Switzerland funds Nigerian TV series to discourage migrants from coming

Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) is spending $ 450,000 on filming a TV series with African actors showing the perils of living in Europe illegally, which will be shown on Nigerian television. “We have seen that a lack of information or false information is one of the main problems that leads to illegal migration,” […]