Migration Crisis

Migration Crisis

After 51 migrants were found dead in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, the issue of migrants coming to the US and immigration became a hot topic. CGTN America takes a look at the issue from both sides of the border.

Migration Crisis
  • The human smuggling business

    In the wake of the recent tractor-trailer tragedy in San Antonio, Texas, a spotlight was put on the role of human smugglers in illegal migration and government efforts to stop them.

    CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock reports their reach is long, extending far into the United States.

  • Central American migration crisis

    In the northern part of Central America, hundreds of thousands of people leave their country each year.

    Political instability, corruption, poverty and climate change are often cited as the root causes of mass migration.

    But what are governments doing to solve the problem?

  • Monitoring undocumented migrants electronically

    While the United States continues to grapple with the crush of migrants at its southern border, officials have made changes over the years in how they deal with those apprehended in the country without documentation. One strategy involves greater use of technology. CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock repo...

  • Mexico's immigration crisis

    In recent years, Mexico has tracked a record number of undocumented immigrants entering its territory. Tens of thousands are coming from countries in crisis like Venezuela and Haiti, as well as from nations in Central America. CGTN's Franc Contreras reports.

  • U.S. President Joe Biden's immigration policy

    The United Nations says the U.S. Mexico border is the deadliest migration land route in the world. A new UN study found it accounted for more than half of the 1,200 migrant deaths last year. The findings came a week after the deadliest human smuggling incident in U.S. history in San Antonio Texas...