Category: Impact 2019–Immigration Status
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A Nigerian migrant detained in the Tajoura Detention Center for migrants outside Tripoli, Libya on Aug. 6, 2019.
A pact to halt illegal migration between Italy and Libya, and backed by the European Union, has made the Libyan Coast Guard the de facto border patrol for Europe. The Coast Guard is responsible for intercepting migrants and putting them in detention centers where they are often caught up in Libya's constant fighting and preyed upon by militias.