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A photo provided Nov. 14 shows migrants on board the container ship Nivin, which rescued more than 90 migrants from a raft in the Mediterranean more than a week ago. Many of those migrants refused to disembark in Libya; they were forcibly removed from the ship on Tuesday. AP hide caption

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A migrant who scaled a border fence from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla shows their injured hands, in March 2014. Spain is seeing a record of largely sub-Saharan African migrants and asylum-seekers making risky journeys to enter the country. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Spanish government relief worker plays with a young migrant child at a sports center in San Roque, southern Spain, after the child was rescued by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar on Aug. 1. Marcos Moreno/AP hide caption

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Spain Now Sees More Migrant Arrivals Than Any Other European Country

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African migrants climb over a metal fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Since the early 1990s, Spain has built 20-foot-tall, layered border fences around its two North African enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, to help dissuade migrants from entering the cities from Morocco in the hope of reaching a better a life in Europe. Santi Palacios/AP hide caption

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The MV Lifeline, a vessel for the German charity Mission Lifeline, arrives with 234 migrants onboard in the harbour of Valletta, Malta, on Wednesday. Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Leaders Reach A Deal To Limit Migrant Travel

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The ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, arrives at the Valletta port in Malta on Wednesday, after a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall. Chris Mangion/AP hide caption

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African migrants leaving an Israeli government immigration office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Posters in Arabic and Tigrinya on the wall announce Israel's "voluntary departure" policy for Sudanese and Eritrean migrants. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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Israel Gives African Asylum-Seekers A Choice: Deportation Or Jail

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Two nearly 20-foot fences, pictured in August 2017, separate Melilla, Spain, (right) from Morocco (left). Melilla, one of two Spanish enclaves located in Africa, has been regarded as a backdoor to Europe for African migrants. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images hide caption

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More Than 200 Migrants Reach Europe By Crossing Bridge Into Spanish Enclave

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African migrants sitting in a shelter at the Tariq Al-Matar migrant detention center on the outskirts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Monday. Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A boy is crowded among more than 700 migrants on a wooden boat before being rescued about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. The boat was one of 40 vessels rescued on Monday. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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