Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2017
A Cultural Immersion Program Lets Students ‘Study Abroad’ With Immigrant Families in the US
Sure, some students can manage to study abroad. But City Stay, in the state of Minnesota, is putting a twist on the concept, making it local and far more accessible.
Brazilian Graffiti Artists and Young Syrians Are Painting Refugee Camp Walls Together
Brazilian and Syrians are hand in hand on "Painting on Camps walls" of refugee's school camp in Lebanon's Beqaa and more walls of hope inside Syria.
How the United States Has Become a Problem for Indians
To learn more about the lives of Indians in Donald Trump's America, Global Voices spoke to two Indian young men about their aborted plans to study in the United States.
Kyrgyz Kickboxer Claims Racism After Publicly Contesting a Loss in Russia
The contest's Russian referee threatened Sharsheyev with deportation as he refused to leave the ring after the loss.
How Alexey Navalny Abandoned Russian Nationalism
Alexey Navalny had to reinvent himself to take charge of the Russian opposition, but he may have given up his populist edge over Vladimir Putin, along the way.
Mexico’s ‘Mama Africa’ Welcomes Migrants on a Long Journey
An unmarked hotel along the Mexico-Guatemala border has become a frequent stop for weary migrants from parts of Africa and Haiti heading north.
Japanese Metal Legends LOUDNESS Turned Away at US Border
"After spending 27 hours in the air I'm back in Osaka. Just devastated."
Lebanon's King of Comedy Is on a Global Mission to Make Everyone Laugh at the Same Joke. It's Working.
When Nemr About Nassar told his Arab dad he was going to become a comedian, his response was, "You want to become a clown?"
Urbanisation in Chechnya: Why Do People Leave Their Ancestral Villages?
Chechnya's farms have fallen fallow as villagers enthusiastically swap the hard work and abundance of the countryside for occasional labour and handouts in the city.
Chinese-French Millennials Protest Police Shooting—and the ‘Model Minority’ Myth
After the lethal shooting of Liu Shaoyo, a Chinese man in Paris, an overlooked community in France finds its voice.
War Between Spain and the UK Over Gibraltar? Social Media Says No Way, José!
"Why would we want Gibraltar, if we can't already exit a roundabout driving on the right imagine us on the opposite side!!!"
The Convenient Uses of Mexico's “Foreign Enemy” Doctrine
"The doctrine, before being imparted to its recipients, came with a dose of shock therapy, plus several months amplifying the panic-ridden discourse in the United States prior to the elections."
Venezuelan Migrants Face Prejudice and Bureaucracy in Northern Brazil
Economic crisis and food shortages in Venezuela have sparked a wave of migrants into Brazil, which is now struggling to respond and meet humanitarian needs.
Survivors Share Their Stories About the Dangers of Migrating Across the Sahara Desert
"...most migrants wish to forget and move forward with their lives and therefore tend not to share their experience with peers who are still back home."
He Won a Trip to Space, but Can’t Move Freely on Earth
“I’m just trying to figure out the best way in order to demolish this stigma that all Muslim people are terrorists."
Organizations Try to Fight ‘Brain Waste’ and Get Highly Trained Immigrants in the US Back to Work
Many immigrants' previous professions can slip away because of red tape, economics and hefty requirements. "Welcome Back" centers are trying to help with the hurdles.