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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #del-rio-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-international-relations

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.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #deportation, #haiti, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #deportation, #haiti, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #del-rio-tex, #haiti, #harris-kamala-d, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #del-rio-tex, #haiti, #harris-kamala-d, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico

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.’

#border-patrol-us, #del-rio-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

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.

#border-patrol-us, #del-rio-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

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

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.

#border-patrol-us, #carrillo-oscar, #chihuahuan-desert-mexico, #deaths-fatalities, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #smuggling, #texas

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #breastfeeding, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #presidential-election-of-2020

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #scott-rodney-s, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #health-and-human-services-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #office-of-refugee-resettlement, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#arizona, #border-patrol-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #yuma-ariz

‘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.

#border-patrol-us, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #oxnard-calif, #smuggling

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.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #deportation, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Shows Progress in Moving Migrant Children From Border Jails

New government statistics show a backlog of migrant children being held at Border Patrol facilities contrary to law has greatly diminished.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #child-custody-and-support, #health-and-human-services-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #united-states-politics-and-government

Homeland Security Will Assess How It Identifies Extremism in Its Ranks

The department that works to prevent domestic terrorism threats will conduct an internal review as part of a larger effort to combat extremist ideology in the federal government.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #mayorkas-alejandro, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Night Crossings: Scenes From the U.S.-Mexico Border

Border crossings are at their highest levels in 15 years. 

#border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #rio-grande-river, #roma-tex

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

Biden Picks Trump Critic Chris Magnus to Run Border Agency

Chris Magnus, the Tucson police chief who carried a Black Lives Matter sign at a protest, was chosen to lead Customs and Border Protection.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #border-patrol-us, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #magnus-chris-1960, #police, #united-states-politics-and-government

Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden

The administration is under intensifying pressure to expand its capacity to care for as many as 35,000 unaccompanied minors, part of a wave of people crossing the border.

#administration-for-children-and-families, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #domestic-policy-council-us, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Border Apprehensions Reach Highest Level in at Least 15 Years

More migrant families are entering the United States and being released, new figures for March show, as thousands of children remain in detention facilities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘No Place for a Child’: Inside the Tent Camp Housing Thousands of Migrant Children

Children are sleeping shoulder to shoulder in the overcrowded facility at Donna, Texas, which is now housing more than 4,000 migrants amid a new surge on the border.

#border-patrol-us, #donna-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mayorkas-alejandro

9-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Trying to Cross Rio Grande Into U.S.

The girl was found unconscious on an island on the Mexican side of the river near the Texas border and could not be revived.

#border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #drownings, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

Biden Names Harris to Work With Central America on Migration

The president gave the vice president a prominent role in the politically charged issue at a time when thousands of children are being detained in facilities along the border.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #cuellar-henry, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #foreign-aid, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fact-Checking Claims on the Migrant Surge at the U.S.-Mexico Border

As migrants arrive at the southwestern border in increasing numbers, lawmakers and officials are misleading about border policies, migrants, the coronavirus and immigration flows.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

Migrant Families at U.S.-Mexico Border Deported by Surprise

When 149 migrants were escorted onto a bridge by U.S. Border Patrol agents, they had no idea where they were being taken. Many collapsed, crying, when they learned they were back in Mexico.

#border-patrol-us, #central-america, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #deportation, #el-paso-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico

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

Migrant Children Deserve Better

To simply return to the failed model of child detention is a missed opportunity to meaningfully reimagine our immigration system.

#border-patrol-us, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-detention, #united-states

US to Send Millions of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Mexico and Canada

The announcement came at a time when the Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to ramp up its efforts to limit the flow of migrants.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #chihuahua-mexico, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #guatemala, #honduras, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #north-america, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Biden Urges Mexico to Do More to Stop Migration

The Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to ramp up its efforts to limit the flow of migrants, clinging to a Trump policy of relying on southern neighbors to enforce America’s immigration agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #chihuahua-mexico, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #guatemala, #honduras, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #north-america, #united-states

Driver Charged in Crash That Killed 8 Immigrants in Texas

An Austin man who led a trooper on a chase that exceeded 100 m.p.h. faces a maximum term of life in prison if convicted, U.S. prosecutors said.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #border-patrol-us, #deaths-fatalities, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tovar-sebastian, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states

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

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

Biden Administration Directs FEMA to Help Shelter Migrant Children

The agency will help provide basic care as criticism mounts over the treatment of the increasing number of young migrants who have filled detention facilities at the southwest border.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden’s Dilemmas, Part 2: Children at the Border

In the second part of our look at the issues the current administration is facing, we examine the president’s response to the growing number of minors at the border.

#border-patrol-us, #children-and-childhood, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #united-states

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Migrant Children From Other Countries Are Being Expelled Into Mexico

Children from Central America are being sent by the U.S. to Mexico, where they may have no family to retrieve them. An internal email said the transfers violated the government’s own policies.

#border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #morgan-mark-a