The battle over migration

Donald Trump provoked outrage this week by separating families at the US-Mexico border, before making a U-turn on the policy, while Spain allowed a boat with hundreds of migrants on board to dock after Italy and Malta refused them. Here’s the best of our comment and analysis

Cheering populists elsewhere should be careful what they wish for

The German chancellor and the US president represent different positions on migration

Using children’s lives for political leverage is patently un-American

Family separation fight is prelude to real battle over legal migration

Member states are already watering down immigration principles that prompted Brexit

Italy’s refusal to let a migrant rescue ship dock feels alarmingly familiar to many

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