French Lessons for the Biden Administration

Macron’s victory is a reminder to Democrats to find the center on immigration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #democratic-party, #elections, #foreign-workers, #france, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government

Woman Dies After Trying to Scale Border Fence Into Arizona

The woman, who was using a climbing harness, became “ensnared” on the border fence just west of Douglas, Ariz. Officials said she was trapped upside down for a “significant amount of time.”

#border-barriers, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deaths-fatalities, #falls, #women-and-girls

Is Trump the Democrats’ Secret Weapon?

There are days when it certainly seems that way.

#border-barriers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #fawlty-towers-tv-program, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #michigan, #murkowski-lisa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government

In a Village Divided, Palestinians See Their Hold on Territory Eroding

Carved up over decades, the village of Walaja sits partly in the occupied West Bank and partly in Jerusalem. Palestinians say this type of fragmentation undermines prospects for a state.

#border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #middle-east, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Whitney Biennial Curators Seek American Art on the Border

As they put the final touches to the influential survey of American art, two curators went on the road to test their hunches, and found value in stepping outside.

#art, #border-barriers, #breslin-david-curator, #cha-theresa-hak-kyung, #immigration-and-emigration, #los-angeles-calif, #martinez-daniel-joseph, #museums, #ramirez-marcos-erre-1961, #tijuana-mexico, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

At CPAC, Trump Misleads About Biden, a Russian Pipeline and Gas Prices

The former president made inaccurate claims about his border wall, the Biden administration and a Russian pipeline, among other topics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #obama-barack, #pipelines, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Unrescued

After the U.S. withdrew, thousands of Afghans have been trying to escape. But how do we decide who deserves refuge?

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #foreign-aid, #hazaras-ethnic-group, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #iran, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #nayeri-dina, #pakistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #turkey, #united-nations-high-commissioner-for-refugees, #united-states-international-relations

Turkey Blames Greece After 12 Migrants Freeze to Death

A Turkish minister accused Greek border guards of taking the group’s clothes and shoes and then forcing them back across the border, a claim that Greece denied.

#border-barriers, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #european-union, #greece, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #turkey

To Reach South Korea, He Risked His Life. To Leave It, He Did It Again.

Officials say a North Korean who crossed the DMZ in 2020 crossed it again to go back. His life in the South seems to have been one of poverty and isolation.

#border-barriers, #defectors-political, #korean-demilitarized-zone, #moon-jae-in, #north-korea, #south-korea

How Hispanics Became Swing Voters

Republicans see an opportunity. Democrats have a lot of work to do.  

#border-barriers, #bush-george-w, #central-america, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexican-americans, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #tea-party-movement, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Belarus-Poland Border Chaos Is Partly of Europe’s Own Making

The chaos at the Belarus-Poland border is partly of the European Union’s making.

#belarus, #border-barriers, #european-union, #immigration-and-emigration, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #poland

Migrants Say Belarusians Took Them to E.U. Border and Supplied Wire Cutters

Iraqi Kurds and other migrants said they were fleeing despair at home, but Belarus encouraged them, offering visas and helping them get to the border.

#belarus, #border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #erbil-iraq, #europe, #european-union, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #iraq, #kurdistan, #kurds, #latvia, #lithuania, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #middle-east, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #minsk-belarus, #poland, #smuggling

One Dead After Dozens Try to Swim Around San Diego Border Fence

As many as 70 swimmers tried to make the crossing from Tijuana, the U.S. authorities said. Thirty-six people were detained.

#border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #tijuana-mexico

Facing Up to the Racist Legacy of America’s Immigration Laws

If Americans truly want to live up to the idea that the country is a nation of immigrants, then most barriers to immigration should come down.

#border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

Trump’s Pentagon Chief Ruled Out Ramping Up Troops at US-Mexico Border

Top national security aides to former President Trump also talked him out of launching military raids against drug cartels inside Mexico.

#border-barriers, #homeland-security-department, #miller-stephen-1985, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Trump’s Pentagon Chief Ruled Out Ramping Up Troops at Border

Top national security aides to former President Trump also talked him out of launching military raids against drug cartels inside Mexico.

#border-barriers, #homeland-security-department, #miller-stephen-1985, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Showdown Over Northern Ireland Has a Key Offstage Player: Biden

As the U.K. and the European Union begin their wrangling over details of trade with Northern Ireland, President Biden has more than a passing interest in the final result.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #united-states

What’s a Little Disagreement Among Factions?

Everything is going just the way Biden dreamed it up. 

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #border-barriers, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #national-debt-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Residents of Del Rio Feel the Impact of the Migrant Crisis

The influx of thousands of migrants has led to squalor under a bridge, and a dispirited town beyond it.

#border-barriers, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #haiti, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #laughlin-air-force-base-del-rio-tex, #mexican-americans, #rio-grande-river, #texas

Trump May Be Gone, But the Fight Against His Border Wall Goes On

Residents in Los Ebanos, Texas, on the Rio Grande thought Joe Biden’s victory would end their fears of losing their property for a wall. It hasn’t worked out that way.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #eminent-domain, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas-civil-rights-project, #trump-donald-j

Iowa Farmworker Gets Life in Prison for the Murder of Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Bahena Rivera was convicted in May in the 2018 fatal stabbing of Ms. Tibbetts, which Donald J. Trump used to stoke opposition to illegal immigration.

#border-barriers, #brooklyn-iowa, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #mexico, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rivera-cristhian-bahena, #tibbetts-mollie, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-iowa

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

Harris Will Visit El Paso After Criticism Over Her Border Absence

Her trip Friday will come just before former President Donald J. Trump is set to visit the border with House Republicans and the Texas governor, who has pledged to finish the wall.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #el-paso-tex, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #united-states-politics-and-government

Texas Says It Will Build the Wall, and Asks Online Donors to Pay for It

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would draw on $250 million of state revenues to begin work on a border wall and asked supporters to chip in with donations to a crowdfunding website.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #southwestern-states-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j

Texas Says It Will Build the Wall, and Abbott Asks Online Donors to Pay for It

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would draw on $250 million of state revenues to begin work on a border wall and asked supporters to chip in with donations to a crowdfunding website.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #southwestern-states-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j

Texas Says It Will Build Border Wall With Mexico

“Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows,” Gov. Greg Abbott said of border crossings, while offering few details about the wall.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #border-barriers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #texas

Northern Ireland, Strained by Brexit, Braces for Marching Season

Brexit has inflamed sectarian passions to a degree not seen since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #democratic-unionist-party-northern-ireland, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #northern-ireland

Farmworker Convicted of Fatally Stabbing Iowa College Student

Cristhian Bahena Rivera was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Mollie Tibbetts in 2018. Donald J. Trump had seized on her death to rail against illegal immigration.

#border-barriers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rivera-cristhian-bahena, #tibbetts-mollie, #tibbetts-rob, #university-of-iowa

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

Biden Should Watch the Palestinian Short Film ‘The Present’

Children in the West Bank and Gaza grow up feeling that their fate is controlled by people who don’t care about them.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #elections, #gaza-strip, #movies, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

Trump Is Gone, but Land Disputes Along Border Continue Under Biden

A Texas judge allowed the government this week to take possession of a family’s land because the Biden administration has yet to end lawsuits seeking property along the border.

#alvarez-micaela-1958, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #bush-george-w, #cuellar-henry, #eminent-domain, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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

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

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #smuggling, #texas, #trump-donald-j

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

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #obama-barack, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #cheney-liz, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #democratic-party, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #house-of-representatives, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #republican-party, #sasse-benjamin-e, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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