Migration travel today

    also:  Migration (in general) today  

              Europe's refugee crisis           

              Migrant smuggling, see here                        

              Trans-Mediterranean migration: see below

The costs of transnational migration today: recruitment,  

  relocation, remittances (Migration News, April 2014)

Trend of air travel costs to the USA since 1990

International migration statistics (UN) 

 

Apprehending migrants in transit (Italy->France) through Switzerland

( Zürichsee Zeitung, pp. 18-19, 29 April 2016 [in German] )

Swiss border patrol searches train during "technical stop" in Brig. 15 men from Africa, Mideast, South Asia returned to Italy, under Schengen rules. Along this route, returns so far in 2016 are double that of the comparable period in 2015.

 

Costs of repatriating rejected asylum seekers from Switz. in 2015

( 20 Minuten (Zurich, Switzerland), p. 14, 10 February 2016 [in German] )

In 2015, authorities (Staatssekretariat für Migration) spent 8 Mio francs to 

return c. 6 thou. by regular airline, and 2 Mio for 228 by charter. It is unclear what costs (if any) other than air transport might be included in these sums.

 

Remapping Migration, Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías de Córdova (August, 2015)

Children migrants through Mexico: "Between Borders" (NYT video)

Apprehensions at the US-Mexico are lower in 2015 versus 2014, but have risen markedly within Mexico. Casa Allianz in Honduras offers temporary shelter and assistance to those intending to migrate and those caught and returned. With smugglers fees having "doubled" to about "$8000," most recent teenage migrants travel on their own, solo or in small groups. Their chances are successfully reaching the USA are not considered good, but families in Central America see "no other option" for escaping gang violence there. (7 October, 2015).

 

"La Bestia" train (Economist, 20 Sept, 2014, p. 5). A common

trans-migration route through Mexico in 2014: used less in 2015.

 

 Cubans to USA through Central America (Miami Herald, 18 Nov, 2015)

  Apparently, recent Cuban liberalization does not include direct flights to USA.

 Entering Europe via arctic bike rides (NY Times, 9 Oct, 2015)

 By bus and train through Hungary  (BBC, 29 Sep, 2015)

"Let refugees fly to Europe (NY Times, 25 Sep, 2015)

"Europe's River of Migrants (NY Times, 27 Aug, 2015)

  New routes and travel methods Cuba-USA (NY Times, 10 Oct, 2014)

  Expanded U.S. gateway? Tijuana Int'l Airport  (NY Times, 19 Jan, 2014)

 

Contemporary unauthorized migration across the Mediterranean

 (see also here and here)

Deadly Journey for Children: Central Medit. Route (UNICEF-pdf, Feb 2017)

Libya-Italy flow Europe's worst migration crisis (Economist, 22 Oct, 2016)

Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya coast (BBC, 30 August, 2016)

Mediterranean: world's most lethal migratory route (Pop & Soc, April 2016)

A 1.5% annual probability of death during the sea crossing between 2000 and 2015

850 lost when boat from Libya capsizes (Wash. Post, 21 April, 2015)

Stowaways on Greek Ferry to Italy (Maritime Executive, 1 Jan, 2015)

"Murder in the Mediterranean" (NY Times, 19 Sept, 2014)

The 800 thousand and "Mare Nostrum" (NY Times, 19 May, 2014)

Half of illegal immigration to Europe is by boat (Pew, April 2014)

Migrant boat capsizes near Lampedusa (BBC, 4 Oct, 2013)

Pope meets migrants in the Mediterranean (BBC, 8 July, 2013)


Contemporary international migration by airplane (links):
"Concession" airfares provided from Int'l Organization for Migration

Immigration and high airfares to the UK

Travel accounts of immigrants to New Zealand

Immigration to Australia by airplane

Immigration to Australia - travel deals

Special airfares for migrants to Australia

 

Other:
"How America's Visa Laws Affect the Travel Industry"

 

See also:

Migration in the news

Historical migration travel

Illegal immigration to USA

Contemporary migration processes

 

This page last updated 31-March, 2017