A truck transports migrants in Niger Credit: AFP/Issouf Sanogoissouf Sanogo  
Photo: Samia Mehdi
The change in the law would make it easier for Germany to turn back people from the Maghreb, which have been frequently accused of human-rights violations
Thousands of migrants are expelled from Algeria and left on the border to walk or die under searing heat
The expulsion of migrants from Algeria towards Niger. Credit: Samia Mehdi/ANSA
A transit center for migrants who are being sent home from Algeria in Agadez, Niger Photo/Archive/ANSA/UNICEF
Syrian refugees camp in Port Said Square, Algiers, Algeria. Photo/Archive/EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA
officials shaking hands after an agreement was signed to create a joint investigative unit. Photo: Spanish interior ministry press office
Migrants who are being deported from Algeria | Photo: Archive/ANSA
Smugglers transport migrants to Spain on rickety wooden boats, inflatable dinghies, and even jet-skis, charging hundreds of euros for the trip.