Crash on California Border Highlights New Migrant Dynamic

In one of the deadliest border-related crashes in decades, many who died illustrate a new dynamic on the border: more migrants from Mexico.

#border-barriers, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holtville-calif, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-valley-calif

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Trump’s Incomplete Border Wall Is in Pieces That Could Linger for Decades

A last-minute rush to build lasted through Donald J. Trump’s last day in office. The effort left odd, partially completed sections of a barrier whose fate President Biden must now determine.

#arizona, #border-barriers, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

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On Mexico’s Border With U.S.,Desperation as Migrant Traffic Piles Up

Mexico is struggling to deal with a new wave of migrants expelled from the U.S. while even more come north hoping to cross. Shelters that were empty four months ago are now having to turn many away.

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Migrants in Deadly Crash Had Crossed Through Border Wall, Officials Say

The Border Patrol said two S.U.V.s packed with people apparently crossed through a breach in the wall. One vehicle went on to collide with a tractor-trailer rig, killing 13 migrants.

#border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #calexico-calif, #california, #holtville-calif, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-valley-calif, #smuggling, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Biden Signals He’s Flexible on Immigration Overhaul

After two decades of failure, advocates for the broadest possible overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws are considering a new strategy: pressing for piecemeal legislation.

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North Korean in Diving Gear Crosses Border Into South Korea Undetected

The South Korean military admitted to a lapse in its border security. The crossing marked the second embarrassing breach for the country in recent months.

#border-barriers, #defectors-political, #defense-and-military-forces, #korean-demilitarized-zone, #korean-war, #north-korea, #south-korea

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Along the Southwest Border, Trump’s Wall Is Only One of the Insults He Left Behind

Here’s what Biden should do about the poverty, discrimination and environmental destruction.

#agriculture-and-farming, #border-barriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deserts, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #land-use-policies, #migrants-environmental, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #stimulus-economic, #water

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What if They Held an Impeachment Trial and Nobody Came?

Maybe it’s a good thing that we’re more focused on Biden. Or maybe we’ve just given up.

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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.

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Trump Began With His ‘Great’ Wall. He Ended With It, Too.

His legacy will be the divisions he has sown between Americans.

#border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #drive-by-truckers-music-group, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

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Are We Ready for a Monday Without Trump?

The White House, Congress and the media are all going to have to make some big adjustments.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #immigration-and-emigration, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #trump-melania, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s 17 Executive Orders and Other Directives in Detail

The moves aim to strengthen protections for young immigrants, end construction of President Donald J. Trump’s border wall, end a travel ban and prioritize racial equity.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #foreclosures, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Shadows on the Silk Road

Finding omens of American decline on a long walk across Asia.

#aristotle, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #muslims-and-islam, #pilgrimages, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uzbeks-ethnic-group

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Trump Seeks Respite in Texas, Where G.O.P. Allies Face Pressure

In visiting the border, Mr. Trump hoped to change the focus from a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. But Texas is also reeling from the turmoil in Washington.

#border-barriers, #cruz-ted, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #trump-donald-j

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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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Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled In to Guard Border Wall, Whistle-Blowers Say

In a complaint unsealed on Friday, whistle-blowers working on President Trump’s wall said that contractors were illegally bringing in Mexican guards to protect construction sites.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #building-construction, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #guards, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #mexico, #san-diego-calif, #smuggling, #sullivan-land-services, #trump-donald-j, #ultimate-concrete, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whistle-blowers

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A Rush to Expand the Border Wall That Many Fear Is Here to Stay

Despite the president-elect’s vow to halt the project, the Trump administration is expanding the wall at a breakneck pace.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #trump-donald-j

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Even as Trump Cut Immigration, Immigrants Transformed U.S.

The past four years have seen a steep reduction in immigration. But the country is becoming ever more diverse.

#border-barriers, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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The ‘Wall’ Is Still Motivating Voters. But This Time Is It Against Trump?

Immigration was a defining issue for President Trump in 2016. It’s less dominant in 2020, and it is motivating his critics as well as his supporters.

#arizona, #arpaio-joseph-m, #border-barriers, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020

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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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New Visas Limits Would Be a Self-Inflicted Wound for the U.S.

The Trump administration wants to make it harder for foreign students, exchange visitors and journalists.

#border-barriers, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #cuccinelli-kenneth-t-ii, #foreign-students-in-us, #foreign-workers, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-study-and-teaching, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas

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We’re Living in a World of Walls. Here Is a Window to Escape.

On ancient stones and new barriers, computer screens and emergency exits.

#border-barriers, #cairo-egypt, #deaths-fatalities, #israel, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #windows

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India Returns Captured China Soldier in Sign of Easing Tensions

After months of tension that turned violent at times, the release signaled a respite in a dispute that has led to a buildup of forces along the disputed mountainous border.

#border-barriers, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #politics-and-government

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Trump’s Overhaul of Immigration Is Worse Than You Think

This administration has attacked every aspect of the immigration system — and it won’t be easy to undo.

#asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #foreign-workers, #frey-william-h, #green-cards-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #miller-stephen-1985, #presidential-election-of-2016, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii

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In Steve Bannon Border Wall Case, Prosecutors Have ‘Voluminous’ Emails

Documents found in email accounts will be used to help link the president’s former aide to a fraudulent scheme to build a border wall, the government said.

#bannon-stephen-k, #border-barriers, #decisions-and-verdicts, #kolfage-brian, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #we-build-the-wall

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Naturalization Ceremony at R.N.C. Stands at Odds With Trump’s Stance on Immigration

The willingness to use the trappings of presidential power during a campaign convention was a stunning departure from the past.

#border-barriers, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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Arrest Disrupts Bannon’s Efforts to Stay Relevant After Leaving White House

Since leaving the Trump administration, the former senior adviser was caught up in federal investigations and lost command of the far-right arena he once ruled.

#bannon-stephen-k, #border-barriers, #breitbart-news-network-llc, #frauds-and-swindling, #guo-wengui, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Steve Bannon’s Art of the Grift

The big idea to build a wall on the southern border looks like a big con.

#bannon-stephen-k, #border-barriers, #frauds-and-swindling, #kolfage-brian, #trump-donald-j, #we-build-the-wall

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Steve Bannon is Arrested and Charged With Fraud in ‘We Build the Wall’ Campaign

Mr. Bannon and three others are accused in a scheme to use funds raised for construction to pay for personal expenses.

#badolato-andrew, #bannon-stephen-k, #border-barriers, #frauds-and-swindling, #immigration-and-emigration, #kolfage-brian, #manhattan-nyc, #shea-timothy-a, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #we-build-the-wall

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Group at Center of Bannon Indictment Used Private Funds to Build Border Wall

The criminal charges were the latest twist for We Build the Wall, which had drawn praise from top Homeland Security officials while causing controversy over its construction methods.

#bannon-stephen-k, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #building-construction, #defense-department, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeland-security-department, #kobach-kris-w, #kolfage-brian, #philanthropy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #we-build-the-wall

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As D.N.C. Unfolds, Trump Reprises Grimmest Language of 2016 Campaign

Speaking in the border city of Yuma, Ariz., President Trump boasted about his own efforts to sharply limit immigration during his time in office.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #yuma-ariz

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Israel Quietly Opens Its Borders, and Palestinians Have a Beach Day

Tens of thousands of Palestinians slipped through holes in Israel’s security barrier, with Israel’s tacit approval, for a rare day on a Mediterranean beach.

#beaches, #border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #nablus-west-bank, #netanya-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations, #west-bank

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Supreme Court Lets Trump Keep Building His Border Wall

The court refused to lift a year-old stay notwithstanding an appeals court ruling that the construction was unlawful.

#border-barriers, #breyer-stephen-g, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Is the Status of Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful Wall’?

In “14 Miles,” his exploration of life on the border, DW Gibson reveals the reality and fantasy of the president’s desired wall.

#14-miles-building-the-border-wall-book, #books-and-literature, #border-barriers, #gibson-dw, #illegal-immigration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Diversion of Military Funds for Border Wall

An appeals court ruled that President Trump illegally diverted funding for his border wall without congressional approval, likely sending the issue to the Supreme Court.

#border-barriers, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Palestinians in Jordan Valley Fear Annexation Would Choke Off Their Villages

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to annex territory along the Jordan border. Palestinian residents wonder where that leaves them.

#apartheid-policy, #bedouins, #border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-now, #west-bank

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In Arizona, Trump Boasts About His Wall and Repeats Unfounded Predictions of Voter Fraud

His main target was voting by mail, suggesting that mail carriers would be robbed as they delivered ballots.

#arizona, #border-barriers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Arizona Finds Coronavirus Among Border Wall Workers

Two workers on the border wall learned they have the virus, prompting fears of further spread. Some residents had urged a halt to construction during the pandemic.

#ajo-ariz, #army-corps-of-engineers, #border-barriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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Border Wall Land Grabs Accelerate as Owners Shelter From Pandemic

With private property proving hard to acquire, the administration has stepped up efforts to secure land on the Mexican border for President Trump’s wall.

#border-barriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #eminent-domain, #federal-lands, #immigration-and-emigration, #land-use-policies, #quarantines, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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