Our Gun Myths Have Held America Hostage for Too Long

Proponents of gun reform in this country are up against more than a powerful gun lobby. They are up against our most durable national myth.

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Truck Carrying Dead Migrants Passed Through U.S. Checkpoint

Border Patrol officials say truck traffic is too voluminous to check every vehicle at the dozens of immigration checkpoints on roadways near the border.

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How Asylum Seekers Cross the Border

The southern border is seeing a historic spike in migrant crossings. Many are coming in hope of asking for asylum, a right that has been unavailable because of pandemic-related restrictions on immigration. A New York Times photographer documented three ways that people cross the border into the United States.

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How the Police Response in Uvalde Broke Down: No Radio, Old Tactics

The commander at the scene arrived without a police radio, and decided in the first minutes on an approach that would delay a confrontation.

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Police Response to Uvalde Shooting Infuriated Parents Clinging to Hope

Law enforcement killed the gunman more than an hour after the first officers arrived at an elementary school in Texas. Nineteen students and two teachers died in the attack.

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As Border Crossings Soar, Biden Relies on Shelters to Manage Influx

With 8,200 crossings daily, an informal pipeline of shelters and other way stations to house and feed migrants has become central to the government’s response plan.

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Thousands of Migrants Have Been Waiting for Months to Enter U.S.

People from around the world have been lingering on the border, awaiting the end of pandemic restrictions. Their fate remains one of the Biden administration’s biggest challenges on immigration.

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Abbott Threatens to Declare an ‘Invasion’ as Migrant Numbers Climb

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has pursued an expensive and unusual effort to harden the border. But after a year, there is little to show for it.

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Texas Governor Targets Migrants in Anticipation of Influx at Border

The end of a pandemic-related federal policy is expected to lead to a surge in immigration. Gov. Greg Abbott said he would send migrants who volunteered to the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

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C.D.C. Confirms It Will Lift Public Health Order Restricting Immigration

The agency cited “current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight Covid-19” as grounds for returning in late May to prepandemic policies for admitting migrants.

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C.D.C. to Lift Order Restricting Immigration During the Pandemic

The change is to take effect in late May, according to people familiar with the planning, and should restore the right of migrants to request asylum once they cross the border into the United States.

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An India Family’s Fatal Crossing on the U.S. Border

A family from India froze to death just yards away from crossing into the United States from Canada. Desperate migrants are trying their luck on the northern border.

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Some Texas Hispanics Drawn to Republicans Share Immigration Grievances

Former President Donald J. Trump’s brand of populism has been widely viewed as an appeal to white voters. But similar grievances have resonated in the Rio Grande Valley in a profound way.

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Democrats Ask Biden to Review Treatment of Black Migrants

Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, is among 100 Democrats seeking a review of how Black migrants are treated by the immigration enforcement system.

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Man Admits He Tried to Smuggle 2 Men Into US Into a Coffin

At a checkpoint in Texas in October, federal prosecutors said, Border Patrol agents found two men from Mexico hidden in a coffin.

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Democrats in Congress Seek Review of Teams Within the Border Patrol

Lawmakers asked the Government Accountability Office to review “critical incident teams,” and two House committees will conduct a separate investigation.

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4 Dead in Brutal Cold at U.S. Border Are Believed to Be Human Smuggling Victims

The authorities believe a family of 4, including an infant, froze to death in Manitoba, Canada. A Florida man, arrested while driving a van nearby, was charged with human smuggling.

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National Guard Soldiers at Texas Border Describe Hapless Mission

Gov. Greg Abbott deployed thousands of Texas National Guard members to the Texas-Mexico border. But soldiers complain of difficulties and a seemingly rudderless mission.

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A Rise in Deadly Border Patrol Chases Renews Accountability Concerns About

The increasing number of deaths adds urgency to questions about when and how agents should engage in high-speed chases as they pursue smugglers and migrants.

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Haitian Migrants File Lawsuit Protesting Treatment by Border Patrol

Images of Border Patrol agents corralling Black migrants prompted criticism of the Biden administration’s response to an influx of thousands in Del Rio, Texas.

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Chris Magnus Confirmed to Lead Customs and Border Protection

Mr. Magnus, the police chief in Tucson, Ariz., will seek to win the trust of the U.S. Border Patrol, an agency championed by former President Donald J. Trump.

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Unauthorized Migration Across the Mexico-U.S. Border Slips

Border crossings declined for the third consecutive month in October, but thousands of Haitians and other migrants were waiting in Mexico, hoping to head north.

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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.

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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.

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Border Patrol Repeatedly Gave Agents Light Punishments, Report Finds

After an inquiry into a private Facebook group where racist memes were shared, 60 employees were found to have violated the agency’s code of conduct. Two were fired.

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Illegal Border Crossings Soar to Record High, New Data Shows

The 1.7 million migrants encountered in the last 12 months was the highest number of illegal crossings recorded since at least 1960.

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‘It Should Not Have Happened’: Asylum Officers Detail Migrants’ Accounts of Abuse

More than 160 reports, obtained by Human Rights Watch, reveal details of mistreatment that asylum seekers described experiencing from border officials and while in U.S. custody.

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After Del Rio, Calls for Fairer Treatment of Black Migrants

The treatment of Haitians apprehended in Del Rio, Texas, has galvanized civil rights groups and others to press for change.

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Greyhound Agrees to Pay $2.2 Million Over Immigration Sweeps on Buses

The settlement will provide restitution to passengers who were detained, arrested or deported after immigration agents conducted warrantless searches on buses, Washington State’s attorney general said.

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Vaccine Mandates for Hospital and School Employees

Vaccine mandates in hospitals and schools; Haitians and immigration policy; abortion and Republicans.

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Another Crisis at the Border

Thousands of Haitians seeking refuge in the U.S. are being turned away and deported at a time when their nation is unstable and unsafe.

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Border Patrol Agents Who Mistreated Haitians ‘Will Pay,’ Biden Says

Several members of the administration said that an inquiry into what happened was still open and that officials would continue deporting migrants under a Trump-era public health rule.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Biden Administration to Deport Haitians in South Texas

More than 14,000 Haitians are camping out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, awaiting processing by the United States Border Patrol.

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How Hope, Fear and Misinformation Led Thousands of Haitians to the U.S. Border

Some left to find work. Others to escape violence or racial discrimination in other countries. But many believe ‘there is nothing to go back to.’

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Thousands of Migrants Huddle in Squalid Conditions Under Texas Bridge

The temporary camp in Del Rio has grown with staggering speed in recent days during a massive surge in migration that has overwhelmed the authorities.

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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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A Texas Sheriff’s Grim Task: Finding Bodies as Migrant Deaths Surge

After working in oil fields, Oscar Carrillo eyed the stability of law enforcement or funeral work. As a border sheriff, he is doing both.

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Biden Will End Detention for Most Pregnant and Postpartum Undocumented Immigrants

Like the president’s other immigration policies, the protections could disappear under a future administration because they are not being created through legislation.

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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.

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Biden Administration Forces Out Trump-Era Border Patrol Chief

The move comes as Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit the southwest border on Friday.

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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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Migrant Children Still Vex Biden

The Biden administration’s drive to empty detention centers at the border has created new concerns as children fill emergency shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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From India, Brazil and Beyond: Pandemic Refugees at the Border

Fleeing virus-devastated economies, migrants are traveling long distances to reach the United States and then walking through gaps in the border wall. The Arizona desert has become a favorite crossing point.

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‘Will I Recognize You?’ She Traveled 2,500 Miles to Reach Her Mother.

Migrant children are crossing the southwestern border by the thousands each week. They are often rejoining parents who immigrated to the United States years ago.

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Migrants Separated From Their Children Will Be Allowed Into U.S.

A handful of parents from Mexico and Central America who were deported under the Trump administration’s family separation policy will be reunited this week with their children.

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