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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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