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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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House Tackles Biden’s Immigration Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

#agriculture-and-farming, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cotton-tom, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #durbin-richard-j, #immigration-and-emigration, #lofgren-zoe, #mayorkas-alejandro, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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President Biden and Immigration: House Tackles Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

#agriculture-and-farming, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cotton-tom, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #durbin-richard-j, #immigration-and-emigration, #lofgren-zoe, #mayorkas-alejandro, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Children Are Sleeping on Mats in Overcrowded Border Facilities

The Biden administration is struggling to find space for a surge of migrant children and teenagers that is almost three times the level seen early last year.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #children-and-childhood, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention

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Refugee Flights Canceled as Biden Fails to Lift Trump Cutback

More than 715 refugees have postponed travel to the United States after waiting for years in camps. President Biden has pledged to welcome more but has left thousands in limbo.

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

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President Biden Faces Challenge From Surge of Migrants at the Border

The president’s promise of a more humane policy is being tested as more unaccompanied children seek to enter the United States from Mexico.

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

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Biden Administration Says It Will Shorten Detention of Migrant Families

A new plan calls for releasing parents and their children after no more than 72 hours. Researchers say children can show symptoms of trauma after spending long periods in custody.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mexico, #texas, #united-states

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Thousands of Migrant Children Detained in Resumption of Trump-Era Policies

President Biden vowed to create a humane approach to immigration. But thousands of children who crossed the border alone are being confined in government shelters.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Refugee Who Set Herself on Fire in Greece Is Charged With Arson

A woman set fire to her tent on the island of Lesbos in a suicide attempt after her family’s relocation to Germany was delayed.

#arson, #asylum-right-of, #greece, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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Her New Life Started With a Robbery on a First Date

Nine months after she fled Syria, Maisam met Marvin in Germany. Their relationship gave her a surrogate family while she was separated from her own.

#asylum-right-of, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #germany, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria

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Migrants in Mexico Face Confusion at Border

President Biden is trying to untangle an interlocking web of Trump-era border restrictions, leading for now to disparate treatment of migrants and rampant confusion.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brownsville-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #matamoros-mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Biden’s Immigration Overhaul in House

Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Linda Sánchez of California disclosed details of the proposal on Thursday in a news conference.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Father and Son Abducted in Mexico Are Allowed into the U.S.

A Honduran man and his young child were kidnapped for ransom while enrolled in a Trump program that forced thousands of asylum seekers to wait across the border. President Biden is slowly easing the restrictions.

#asylum-right-of, #brownsville-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mexico, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Three Years in a Church Facing Deportation, ‘Today I Have Freedom’

Saheeda Nadeem, 65, an undocumented immigrant from Pakistan who was given sanctuary by the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, Mich., learned this week that she would not be deported, her lawyer said.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #kalamazoo-mich, #michigan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Migrant Families Force Biden to Confront New Border Crisis

In recent days, hundreds of migrant families have been released into the United States by Border Patrol agents. Thousands more are hoping for a chance to enter under looser policies.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #san-ysidro-calif, #united-states

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Gulalai Ismail’s Father is Jailed After She Escapes Pakistan

Mohammed Ismail, father of the women’s rights activist Gulalai Ismail, now faces harsh terrorism charges that critics say are about revenge, not justice.

#asylum-right-of, #defense-and-military-forces, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #ismail-gulalai, #ismail-mohammed-scholar, #pakistan, #pashtun-protection-movement, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #womens-rights

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Joe Biden, the Irishman

The president’s heritage is important to him. But how deep does it go?

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

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Biden’s Promise of Immigration Reform Raises Hopes in Latin America

The president’s challenge will be to reverse many of his predecessor’s immigration restrictions while tempering the soaring expectations of migrants.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #immigration-and-emigration, #matamoros-mexico, #transactional-records-access-clearinghouse, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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E.U. Border Agency Pulls Out of Hungary Over Rights Abuses

The decision by Frontex comes after Hungary disregarded a ruling by the E.U.’s top court that the way the country handles asylum seekers violated the bloc’s law.

#asylum-right-of, #europe, #european-court-of-justice, #european-union, #frontex, #hungary, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #orban-viktor, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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Turkey Offers Uncertain Refuge for Iranians Fleeing Persecution

An abduction and a murder have scared dissidents seeking shelter in Turkey into looking further afield for safety.

#asylum-right-of, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #iran, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #turkey

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Locked Up in a Hotel for a Year, Then a Sudden Taste of Freedom

Asylum seekers detained in Australian hotels, deprived of sunlight and sometimes fresh air, had no idea how long their ordeal would last. For some, it’s now over.

#accor-sa, #asylum-right-of, #australia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #manus-island-papua-new-guinea, #nauru

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Hong Kong Protesters to Seek Asylum in U.S.

The five men fled by boat to Taiwan in July, soon after China imposed Hong Kong’s harsh national security law. This week, they landed in New York.

#asylum-right-of, #china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #united-states

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More Immigrants Will Come to the U.S. Under President Biden. That’s a Good Thing.

The United States has a historic opportunity to regain its image as a country of immigrants.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #immigration-and-emigration, #trump-donald-j

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A Far-Right Terrorism Suspect With a Refugee Disguise: The Tale of Franco A.

A German officer is facing trial on terrorism charges. At a volatile time for Western democracy, his story mirrors the story of Germany itself.

#albrecht-franco, #asylum-right-of, #content-type-personal-profile, #germany, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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Facing Deportation, They Fled to the Safety of a Church. Now They are Free.

A Jamaican couple spent nearly two and a half years inside Philadelphia churches, isolated even further by the pandemic. This month, U.S. immigration officials relented.

#asylum-right-of, #churches-buildings, #deportation, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #philadelphia-pa, #thompson-oneita

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Biden Says He Cannot Quickly Undo Trump Border Policies

It will take time to rebuild capacity to enable asylum seekers to be processed, the president-elect and his aides say, and they warn of a rush to the border.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Why Hong Kong Activist, Nathan Law, Seeks Political Asylum in Britain

The prominent dissident fled to London shortly before a security law was imposed in Hong Kong. Affording him asylum would likely incense China.

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-kwun-chung-nathan

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Families at Border Present Familiar Test for Biden’s Homeland Security Pick

The Biden administration will be expected to balance demands for more lenient policies with moderates’ concerns that any show of tolerance could lead to more illegal migration.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mayorkas-alejandro, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Biden Prepares to Take Office, a New Rush at the Border

The president-elect has promised a more humane border policy. But devastated economies and natural disasters in Latin America have fueled a spike in migration that could make pledges hard to keep.

#arizona, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

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Mr. Biden, Keep the Pressure on Hong Kong

We are democracy activists. We call on Washington to forge a new China policy that prioritizes human rights over other interests.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #chow-agnes-1996, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-carrie-1957, #political-prisoners, #wong-joshua-1996

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Pregnant Women Are Turned Away at the U.S. Border

The Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies have not deterred pregnant women from seeking to enter the United States.

#asylum-right-of, #brownsville-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #matamoros-mexico, #mcallen-tex, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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E.U. Border Agency Accused of Covering Up Migrant Pushback in Greece

Frontex is under fire for letting Greece illegally repel migrants as the agency expands to play a more central role at the bloc’s external borders.

#asylum-right-of, #europe, #european-union, #frontex, #greece, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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Outcry in France After Police Clear Paris Migrant Camp

With Parliament considering a security bill, officers used tear gas and dispersal grenades in their response to a camp set up in a prominent square to protest against a lack of housing.

#asylum-right-of, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #paris-france, #politics-and-government

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Judge Halts ‘Public Health’ Expulsions of Children at the Border

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a public health emergency decree did not give the Trump administration authority to expel unaccompanied children before they could request asylum.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Asylum Seeker Who Lost His Son on Trek to Greece Is Charged in His Death

Rights groups warn that the charges set a worrying precedent and are part of a strategy by Greek authorities to deter migrants from attempting to travel to the country.

#asylum-right-of, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #samos-greece

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Migrant Families Were Confused When U.S. Expelled Children Into Mexico

U.S. authorities improperly expelled Central American children in violation of international agreements. Families scrambled to learn how they had ended up back across the border.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #united-states

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Trump’s Hard-Line Immigration Policies Go Before Voters

The administration has raced to build the president’s promised border wall and block migrants from entering the United States, but the future of those policies will be determined by the election.

#asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #mexico, #presidential-election-of-2020, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolf-chad-f

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Biden Can Fix Latinos’ Disappointment with Democrats

Latino communities haven’t forgotten Obama’s promise.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #illegal-immigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Activist Said to Seek U.S. Asylum

Tony Chung, 19, had previously been a target of the authorities under the city’s new national security law.

#asylum-right-of, #hong-kong, #united-states-international-relations

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As China Clamps Down, Activists Flee Hong Kong for Refuge in the West

China calls them “violent criminals.” Asylum seekers from Hong Kong are the latest catalyst for deteriorating relations between Beijing and Western countries.

#asylum-right-of, #canada, #cheng-simon, #china, #germany, #great-britain, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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