Pass the Chowder, and the Curry: Jamaican Chefs Add to Cape Cod’s Culinary Delights

Thanks to Jamaican seasonal workers, the taste of Cape Cod now extends beyond the known lineup of Yankee favorites, to golden patties, jerk-rubbed meats and turmeric-rich curries.

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They Grew Up Legally in the U.S., but Can’t Stay After They Turn 21

Children of temporary visa holders who can’t gain permanent residency are one of several groups urging the Biden administration to act on an immigration overhaul.

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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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Afghans Who Bet on Fast Path to the U.S. Are Facing a Closed Door

Only a handful of applications for entry on urgent humanitarian grounds have been processed, and most have been denied.

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At Every Step, Afghans Coming to America Encounter Stumbling Blocks

U.S. officials concede that the system was unprepared.

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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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Biden Aims to Rebuild and Expand Legal Immigration

Documents obtained by The New York Times show far-reaching efforts by President Biden to remake the immigration system and undo much of his predecessor’s legacy.

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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.

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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.

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‘Climate Change’ Is Back, ‘Illegal Alien’ Is Out. New Administration Changes the Language of Government.

“The president has been clear to all of us — words matter, tone matters and civility matters,” said Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary.

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Biden and Immigration: President to Welcome More Refugees, but Far From All Will Get In

Gutted by the Trump administration, the refugee resettlement system is unable to quickly process tens of thousands of the world’s neediest people.

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Trump Official’s Last-Day Deal With ICE Union Ties Biden’s Hands

A whistle-blower accused Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of an abuse of power in making sweeping concessions to pro-Trump Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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Biden Team Rushes to Take Over Government, and Oust Trump Loyalists

President Biden named nearly all of his cabinet secretaries and their immediate deputies before he took office, but his real grasp on the levers of power has come several layers down.

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New U.S. Citizenship Test Is Longer and More Difficult

Critics say the new test is harder for English learners. It features more nuanced questions and highlights such issues as states’ rights and the Vietnam War.

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128 Tricky Questions That Could Stand Between You and U.S. Citizenship

‘‘Name one example of an American innovation.” Umm … “Real Housewives”? Skyscrapers? This test?

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Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule Is Vacated by Federal Judge

The policy created a wealth test that would disqualify immigrants for green cards if they were deemed likely to use public benefits.

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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.

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Trump Takes Night Off From Anti-Immigrant Talk to Swear In U.S. Citizens

Five new American citizens were stunned to be naturalized at a White House ceremony during the Republican National Convention. Some said they did not know they were being broadcast until friends called to tell them.

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Immigration Agency Averts Work Force Furloughs, but Deep Cuts Loom

Plunging revenue from immigration fees nearly forced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to furlough more than two-thirds of its work force. Now cuts will come from its operations.

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Looming Fee Increase Could Thwart Many U.S. Citizenship Applications

The Trump administration is planning a sharp increase in the cost of naturalization this fall. Critics say it is part of a pattern intended to discourage immigration from poor nations.

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Undocumented Housekeeper Who Worked at Trump Property Could Face Deportation

Victorina Morales was one of many undocumented workers at Trump Organization golf properties who came forward. She was placed in removal proceedings this week. A judge will decide on her bid for asylum.

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Asylum Officers Condemn What They Call ‘Draconian’ Plans by Trump

A Trump administration plan to overhaul the asylum system would subject vulnerable families to danger and violate international law, officers who would carry out the policy said.

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I’m 10 Minutes Away From Becoming a U.S. Citizen

But U.S.C.I.S. is sitting on a growing backlog of would-be citizens like me.

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A Woman Without a Country: Adopted at Birth and Deportable at 30

She grew up thinking she was American. When she realized that she wasn’t, her quest to fix the problem put her at risk of deportation.

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Immigration Officers Face Furloughs as Visa Applications Plunge

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.

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Trump Administration Faces Bipartisan Calls to End Citizenship Delays

Lawmakers from both parties are urging the Trump administration to conduct the oath remotely to make up for a pause in naturalization ceremonies during the health crisis.

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Immigration Agency That Issues Visas, Green Cards Struggles to Stay Afloat

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has asked Congress for a lifeline amid the coronavirus pandemic that has caused applications to plummet and brought it to the brink of insolvency.

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Immigrants on H-1B and Other Work Visas May Face Deportation

The Trump administration is unlikely to allow laid-off holders of H-1B and other work visas to extend their stay in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hospitals Are Inundated. Some Foreign-Born Health Workers Are Blocked From Helping.

Nurses and doctors are ensnared by red tape and visa rules that prevent them from working in U.S. hospitals, where they are needed to respond to the coronavirus.

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