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The first migrants from the Aquarius, a ship that was turned away by Italy and Malta sparking a major migration row in Europe, disembarked at the Spanish port of Valencia on June 17, 2018.

Spain Rescued a Ship. It Won’t Rescue Europe.

The new Spanish prime minister has refused to follow Italy in a race to the bottom, but that doesn’t mean that Madrid will lead the EU to adopt more humane migration policies.

A child at the U.S.-Mexico fence in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on April 4. (Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Is Playing Chicken With Children’s Lives

The U.S. child welfare system is strained to its limits. Family separation could push it over the edge.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto during the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S.-Mexico Relationship Has Survived and Thrived Under Trump

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the neighbors are finding ways to make it work.

Two Muslim women stand near a fence across the street from the White House before the start of a protest against the Trump administration's proposed travel ban, in Washington on Oct. 18, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Draft DHS Report Called for Long-Term Surveillance of Sunni Muslim Immigrants

Those fitting broad “at-risk” profiles would be targeted for continuous vetting.

President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Jerusalem from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Dec. 6. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Administration Blindsided Palestinian Leaders on Jerusalem Designation

U.S. officials failed to mention the impending recognition of the holy city as Israel's capital just days before Trump's announcement.

President Donald Trump holds up a proclaimation that the U.S. government will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, at the White House. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Is Not a Disaster

But the Trump administration needs to walk a very fine line with Palestine and Arab states.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MARCH 14:  TSA agents work at the security checkpoint as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) addressed the media about, 'President Trump's budget crisis', at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport on March 14, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The congresswoman  criticized the proposed cuts to the TSA, FEMA, and NOAA as well as the changes to the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Will Apple’s New iOS 11 Make Border Searches More Difficult?

New privacy controls could frustrate immigration officials — and protect citizens from unwarranted searches.

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers deployed for United Nations (UN) peace keeping missions line up at their base in China's central Henan province before being sent to Africa, 15 September 2007. China will send a 315-member UN multi-functional engineering unit to the Dafur region of Sudan in October  to build and maintain barracks, roads, helipads and bridges.  AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

The China-India Border Standoff: What Does Beijing Want?

And why has the Trump administration been so conspicuously silent in supporting a key ally?

Police officers from the anti-drug squad in Tegucigalpa on October 7, 2010 look after a load of 500 kilos of cocaine seized from traffickers during a joint operation by the Honduran Police, the Army and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in Brus Laguna, Mosquitia, Honduras.  AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Says Border Wall Will Stop Drugs. Here’s What a DEA Intel Report Says.

Many of the illegal drugs flowing into the United States come by air or sea.

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Trump’s Budget Would Leave U.S. Ports Open to Nuclear Threat

The administration is putting money toward a border wall, but giving short shrift to America’s other borders.

FORT HANCOCK, TX - OCTOBER 14:  The U.S.-Mexico border fence stops while passing through farmland on October 14, 2016 near Fort Hancock, Texas. Throughout vast stretches of West Texas, the fence starts and stops along the bank of the Rio Grande, which is often nearly drained due to irrigation for crops. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Final Selection Process for Border Wall Kicks Off

With no clear funding plan in place, Customs and Border Patrol will start reviewing prototypes of President’s Trump’s “big, beautiful wall.”

ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 31:  US Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses law enforcement members at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse on March 31, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Attorney General Session is in town to work with federal, state and local law enforcement about efforts to combat violent crime and restore public safety. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Sessions Announces ‘New Era’ in Treatment of Undocumented Immigrants

The United States will go after undocumented immigrants for identify theft and document fraud and will prosecute immigrants with felonies if they re-enter the country illegally.

Aerial view of the border fence between Mexico and the US taken on January 25, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday told Mexico's president to cancel an upcoming visit to Washington if he is unwilling to foot the bill for a border wall. Escalating a cross border war of words, Trump took to Twitter to publicly upbraid Enrique Pena Nieto. "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting." / AFP / MARIO VAZQUEZ        (Photo credit should read MARIO VAZQUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Other Dispute on the U.S.-Mexico Border

In 1848 the United States invaded and forced Mexico to cede almost half its territory. Now some Mexicans want their land back.

NOGALES, AZ -  MAY 14:  A steel wall separates Nogales, Sonora, Mexico (L) from a U.S. Border Patrol agent in his sector May 14, 2006 in Nogales, Arizona. U.S. President George W. Bush will address the nation on the immigration issue May 15.  (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Trump’s Border Surge Set to Collide With Overloaded Courts

Plans to shrink the undocumented immigrant population are missing a crucial ingredient: enough judges to process the cases.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Loosen Hiring Requirements to Beef Up Border Patrol

According to an internal memo, laxer standards are needed to expand the number of Border Patrol agents, but that could come at a cost in security.

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Let’s Review Who, Exactly, Is Paying for the U.S.-Mexico Wall

Trump says Mexico. But Mexico says no. But now Trump wants money from Congress. But he says Mexico will pay the U.S. back. Of course.

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Mexico Now Expected to Aid Migrants Abroad, Central America, and Border Control

Donald Trump is not even in office yet, but Mexico is already feeling the ramifications of his election.

Life jackets and a boat that were used by refugees and migrants to cross the Aegean sea from Turkey lie abandoned on a beach on the Greek Island of Lesbos on October 8, 2015. Europe is grappling with its biggest migration challenge since World War II, with the main surge coming from civil war-torn Syria. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe Wishes to Inform You That the Refugee Crisis Is Over

But the humanitarian and political crises of the great Syrian exodus are just beginning.

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Pence Splits With Trump On Muslim Ban

Mike Pence just dismissed Trump's Muslim ban, a cornerstone of his campaign.

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After Trump Visit, Mexico’s Finance Minister Is Out of a Job

Mexico's finance minister reportedly pushed for Trump's visit.

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