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International Migrants Day

The death toll in the Mediterranean has surged this year to 4,621 as of Nov. 14, compared to 3,777 in the whole of 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration. | Photo Reuters

After the shockwaves of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, 2016 will likely be remembered as a watermark in the history of migration. With major elections in France and Germany, and the far-right on the ascent in both countries, expect 2017 to be no different.

teleSUR marks this year's International Migrants Day by looking at U.S. border policy under previous administrations and whether Trump's is likely to be much different. We also take a look at the so-called refugee crisis in Europe, and ask whether the continent can survive the forces threatening to tear it apart.

teleSUR spoke with three leading voices on immigrants’ rights who have dedicated their careers to working on the ground with those who have experienced the darkest side of immigration policy. READ MORE.

Deadliest Year on Record For Refugees

The year 2016 has become the deadliest year on record for refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the United Nations said Wednesday, saying that more than 3,800 people died during the dangerous trip with more than two months to go until the year’s end. READ MORE.

In Numbers

Source: Telesur