The Mendacity of Joe Biden

No White House fact sheet about other policies that benefited Black people can hide the fact that Haitian migrants at the southern border were treated like animals.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #deportation, #haiti, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

UK’s Migrant Boat Dispute Has Eyes Fixed on the Channel

The southeastern coast of England is increasingly the focal point of Britain’s migration debate as the government advocates more extreme measures to halt asylum seekers arriving by boat.

#asylum-right-of, #calais-france, #england, #english-channel, #europe, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #kent-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

U.K.’s Migrant Boat Dispute Has Eyes Fixed on the Channel

The southeastern coast of England is increasingly the focal point of Britain’s migration debate as the government advocates more extreme measures to halt asylum seekers arriving by boat.

#asylum-right-of, #calais-france, #england, #english-channel, #europe, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #kent-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Thousands of Haitian Migrants to Stay in U.S.

Border agents are making life-altering decisions for thousands of Haitian families on the border on whether they can stay in the U.S. or be deported.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #deportation, #haiti, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Pushes Deterrent Border Policy After Promising ‘Humane’ Approach

The deportation of Haitian migrants is a stark example of how President Biden has deployed some of the most aggressive approaches to immigration put in place by former President Donald J. Trump.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #deportation, #haiti, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Images of Border Patrol’s Treatment of Haitian Migrants Prompt Outrage

The footage offered a glimpse of the chaos that has been unfolding in Texas and called into question President Biden’s decision to swiftly deport thousands.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #del-rio-tex, #haiti, #harris-kamala-d, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Shelters on the Mexico-U.S. Border Welcome L.G.B.T.Q. Migrants

A community in Tijuana is a model of a physically and psychologically safe place for vulnerable migrants.

#asylum-right-of, #children-and-childhood, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #transgender-and-transsexuals

As Migrants Surge Toward Border, Court Hands Biden a Lifeline

Desperate to control the unrelenting buildup on the border, Biden administration officials turn their focus to deterring migration, dashing hopes of asylum seekers.

#asylum-right-of, #bersin-alan-d, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #matamoros-mexico, #mexico, #supreme-court-us

A Squalid Border Camp Finally Closed. Now Another One Has Opened.

President Biden’s policies helped shut down a camp in Mexico that housed migrants during the Trump administration. But thousands are gathered now in a new camp. “The border is not really any different,” said a lawyer working there.

#asylum-right-of, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #reynosa-mexico

Supreme Court Allows Revival of Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

The court’s unsigned order refused to stay a ruling from a federal judge in Texas forbidding the Biden administration from ending the policy.

#appeals-courts-us, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Afghan Refugees Find a Firm and Unfriendly Border in Turkey

Even before the last week’s harrowing scenes at the Kabul airport, thousands of Afghans were fleeing over land through Iran to Turkey. But they are being pushed back.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #deportation, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #european-union, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #iran, #merkel-angela, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #turkey

Supreme Court Grants Temporary Reprieve to Biden Immigration Policy

Justice Samuel Alito briefly stayed a ruling from a federal judge that would have forced some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials considered their cases.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden’s Immigration Policies Face Fresh Judicial Setbacks

The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to block a ruling that reinstated a policy forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials consider their cases.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ko Pyae Lyan Aung, Myanmar Soccer Player, Wins Asylum in Japan

Pyae Lyan Aung had defied the military junta’s rule at home after its coup, and had gambled he could win the right to stay in Japan.

#asylum-right-of, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #japan, #myanmar, #osaka-japan, #pyae-lyan-aung

Memory of Migrant Crisis Haunts Europe as First Afghan Refugees Land

With elections looming in Germany and France, European politicians are terrified of another mass movement of migrants. But experts say the comparison with 2015 is flawed.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #borrell-fontelles-josep, #draghi-mario, #europe, #germany, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #laschet-armin, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #salvini-matteo, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weidel-alice

Suspect in Fire at French Cathedral Is Arrested in Killing of a Priest

The arrest of the suspect, a Rwandan asylum-seeker facing deportation, fueled criticism of the government’s immigration laws by right-wing politicians.

#abayisenga-emmanuel, #arson, #asylum-right-of, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #maire-olivier-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #priests, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

As Fears Grip Afghanistan, Hundreds of Thousands Flee

With the Taliban sweeping across much of the country, at least 30,000 Afghans are leaving each week. Many more have been displaced within Afghanistan’s borders.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban

Biden Faces New Pressure on Immigration

A monthly surge in migrants and a ruling against a program that protects young immigrants underscored the difficult choices the president is confronting on an issue that could shape his legacy.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mexico, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Hong Kong Migrants Seek Fresh Start in U.K. After Crackdown

Many who have left the city say they feel less like refugees than trailblazers, eager to build a new home after watching their old one slowly transform under Beijing.

#asylum-right-of, #hong-kong, #immigration-and-emigration, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #visas

Touring the Border, Harris Asked Questions, and Had Few Answers

Advocates pushed the vice president to end Title 42, a Trump-era rule that allows the government to expel migrants for public health reasons.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #health-and-human-services-department, #house-of-representatives, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

Vice President Harris Visits U.S.-Mexican Border

After the vice president landed in El Paso, she responded to criticism by Republicans that she should have traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier as part of her work addressing migration.

#asylum-right-of, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #el-paso-tex, #escobar-veronica, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Officials Consider Phasing Out Rule That Blocked Migrants During Pandemic

Among the plans under consideration is whether to give migrant families a chance to apply for protections, and to possibly lifting the public health rule for single adults this summer.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #presidential-election-of-2020

U.S. to Allow Some Asylum Seekers Rejected Under Trump to Reopen Cases

The move could provide tens of thousands of people enrolled in a program that sent applicants to wait in Mexico a way to return to the United States to pursue their claims again.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #homeland-security-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Ends Trump Policy Limiting Asylum for Gang and Domestic Violence Survivors

The decision will affect tens of thousands of cases moving through backlogged immigration courts.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #board-of-immigration-appeals, #domestic-violence, #gangs, #garland-merrick-b, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #justice-department, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Justice Dept. Ends Policy Limiting Asylum for Gang Violence and Domestic Abuse Survivors

The move is one of the Justice Department’s most significant reversals of a Trump-era policy.

#asylum-right-of, #board-of-immigration-appeals, #domestic-violence, #gangs, #garland-merrick-b, #gupta-vanita, #immigration-and-emigration, #justice-department, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #trump-donald-j

Kamala Harris, With Blunt Language on Border, Forges Immigration Image

The vice president concluded her first trip abroad, a high-stakes trip to Mexico and Guatemala during which she took on the politically volatile issue.

#asylum-right-of, #foreign-aid, #giammattei-alejandro, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #united-states-international-relations

In Guatemala, Harris Tells Undocumented to Stay Away From U.S. Border

In her first foreign trip as vice president, Kamala Harris promoted economic development and anti-corruption efforts, trying to stem the northward flow of migrants.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #corruption-institutional, #giammattei-alejandro, #guatemala, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #remittances, #united-states-politics-and-government

President Biden, the Clock Is Ticking to Rescind a Trump Immigration Policy

Border crossings between the U.S. and Mexico should return to normal status, with normal rules for asylum seekers.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Find Him and Kill Him’: An Afghan Pilot’s Desperate Escape

Threatened by the Taliban and considered AWOL by the Afghan military, a decorated helicopter pilot fled for the United States with his wife and daughter.

#afghan-air-force, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asadi-naiem, #asylum-right-of, #content-type-personal-profile, #defense-and-military-forces, #desertion-military, #immigration-and-emigration, #taliban, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Supreme Court Rules on Tribal Police and Immigrants’ Testimony

In unanimous decisions, the justices refused to suppress evidence found by a tribal officer and rejected a presumption in favor of immigrants’ credibility.

#appeals-courts-us, #asylum-right-of, #decisions-and-verdicts, #immigration-and-emigration, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us

Biden Aims to Rebuild and Expand Legal Immigration

Documents obtained by The New York Times show far-reaching efforts by President Biden to remake the immigration system and undo much of his predecessor’s legacy.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sunstein-cass-r, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas

Biden Under Pressure Over ‘Public Health’ Border Expulsions

The president faces a balancing act: how to keep his pledge of a more compassionate approach to migrants while managing a surge of people at the border amid a pandemic.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Japan Is Shaken After a Detainee, Wasting Away, Dies Alone in Her Cell

Critics of the country’s immigration system say the death reveals an opaque and capricious bureaucracy with nearly unchecked power over foreigners caught inside it.

#asylum-right-of, #deaths-fatalities, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #japan

With Official Housing Scant, French People Open Their Homes to Migrants

A shelter system supported by private individuals highlights the French government’s difficulties managing a backlog of asylum cases.

#asylum-right-of, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #paris-france, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

President Biden, Thousands of Refugees Are Waiting On You

Lifting the cap on refugee admissions is just the first step toward repairing a system broken by the previous administration.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #grace-act, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Immigration Courts Aren’t Real Courts. Time to Change That.

As long as these judges are subject to political pressures, there can be no true judicial process.

#asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-politics-and-government

Behind Biden’s Flip-Flop on Refugees

We chatted with our Washington reporter about why the Biden administration reversed itself in the first place — and what that tells us about its future approach to migration issues.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Another Reversal, Biden Raises Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed Into the U.S.

The action comes about two weeks after President Biden announced that he was leaving the Trump administration’s limit of 15,000 refugees in place, prompting a swift backlash.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

My Grandparents’ Immigration Lies Shaped My Father’s View of Justice

Years after fleeing Europe, my father saw himself in the Dreamers of today.

#asylum-right-of, #austria, #germany, #gerson-allan, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #kirkpatrick-jeane-j, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Florida Man Who Posed as Immigration Lawyer Gets 20-Year Sentence

Elvis Harold Reyes filed hundreds of fraudulent applications, collecting $411,000 that he spent on himself and his girlfriend, prosecutors said.

#asylum-right-of, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #elvis-harold-reyes, #frauds-and-swindling, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #impostors-criminal, #tampa-fla

Immigrants Seeking Sanctuary in Churches Don’t Deserve Fines

The new administration must allow these families to live freely without fear.

#asylum-right-of, #fines-penalties, #immigration-and-emigration

Denmark Strips Some Syrians of Residency Status

The country is the first E.U. nation to make such a move. Many Syrians say that returning to their native country isn’t an option, and rights groups warn that the policy will tear some families apart.

#asylum-right-of, #denmark, #deportation, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria

We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate on the Southern Border

Immigration is America’s lifeblood, so we can’t risk losing it.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #central-america, #democratic-party, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

With the U.S. Asylum System Closed to Many, Some Find Sanctuary in Mexico

A record number of people petitioned for asylum in Mexico last month, drawn by family ties and high approval rates — and discouraged by the difficulty of getting into the U.S.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico

Their Lawsuit Prevented 400,000 Deportations. Now It’s Biden’s Call.

Trump tried to end a 30-year program that shielded migrants, many fleeing conditions that U.S. foreign policy helped foster. What does America owe them?

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #carter-jimmy, #el-salvador, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-international-relations

What’s Driving the Surge at the Southern Border?

Blaming the increase in arrivals on current immigration policy only papers over harder truths, experts say.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Boris Johnson’s Government Is Built on Cruelty

Determined to make good on the nativist promise of Brexit, it has embraced anti-migrant authoritarianism.

#asylum-right-of, #conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #johnson-boris, #patel-priti-1972

Solving the Migrant Crisis Means Going Beyond Our Border

Until we address what motivates vulnerable people to leave their home countries, they will continue to come.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #congressional-hispanic-caucus, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #el-paso-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Border Towns Brace for More Migrants as the Border Slowly Reopens

Small towns in Texas and Arizona are seeing dozens of migrants arriving each day, in some cases straining local resources. More are coming, federal officials warn.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #local-government, #mayorkas-alejandro, #texas

Surge in Migrants Defies Easy or Quick Solutions for Biden

The administration expects more apprehensions at the border this year than at any point in the past two decades. Enacting policy to deal with the problems faces deep-rooted political and logistical challenges.

#arizona, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #california, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #el-salvador, #guatemala, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #mexico, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government