Companies Brace for Impact of New Forced Labor Law

Billions of dollars could be at stake as a law banning imports of products from China goes into effect.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #supply-chain, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

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.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #photography, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas

Republicans Wrongly Tie Biden Immigration Policies to Baby Formula Shortage

A lawsuit settlement requires the federal government to provide water and food, including formula, to detained migrant children.

#baby-foods, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-detention, #infant-formulas, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Ukrainian Children Are Being Separated From Caregivers at U.S. Border

Under a policy designed to protect young refugees from trafficking, Ukrainian children are being temporarily removed from caretakers who are not their parents.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Repeals Immigration Order

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would reissue the policy, under which all commercial vehicles arriving at the border were inspected, if illegal crossings into Texas increased.

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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

Ukrainians Face New Hurdle at U.S. Border: No Dogs

Federal health guidelines limit the entry of pets from countries like Ukraine with a high incidence of rabies. For some refugees, the rule has been devastating.

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Texas Governor Offers Deal to End Snarled Traffic at Border

Gov. Greg Abbott said the state police would no longer inspect all trucks coming from one Mexican state after officials there agreed to increase border security.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #laredo-tex, #nuevo-leon-mexico, #texas

Homeland Security Watchdog Omitted Damaging Findings From Reports

The findings were removed from inspector general investigations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct committed by officers in the department’s law enforcement agencies.

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Gold Ingots From 18th-Century Shipwreck Returned to France

The Chinese ingots, illegally harvested from a French frigate that sank while returning from Nanjing, were seized by U.S. investigators when they were put up for auction in California.

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Facial Recognition at Airports: What You Need to Know

Customs officials aim to save time and increase security by ramping up the use of facial recognition. But what about privacy? A biometrics specialist weighs in.

#airport-security, #content-type-service, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #facial-recognition-software, #privacy, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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.

#border-patrol-us, #coffins, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #smuggling, #texas

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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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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Helicopters and High-Speed Chases: Inside Texas’ Push to Arrest Migrants

Texas is using state law enforcement in an unusual way in an attempt to stem illegal border crossings. The tactic is raising constitutional concerns and transforming life in one small town.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #asylum-right-of, #castro-joaquin-1974, #chiapas-mexico, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #ranches, #texas, #trespassing

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #magnus-chris-1960, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

Biden Bars Immigration Enforcement in ‘Protected Areas’

The Biden administration included schools, hospitals, parades and places of worship on a list of areas off limits to immigration arrests or other types of enforcement.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeland-security-department, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #immigration-and-emigration, #office-of-professional-responsibility, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

U.S. Struggles With Afghan Evacuees Weeded Out, and Now in Limbo

No final decisions have been made, but dozens red-flagged for apparent criminal pasts or links to militants have been sent to a base in Kosovo, where their fate is uncertain.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #homeland-security-department, #kosovo, #mayorkas-alejandro, #national-counterterrorism-center, #united-states-international-relations

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.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘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.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #homeland-security-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #del-rio-tex, #deportation, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #magnus-chris-1960, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#border-patrol-us, #buses, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #discrimination, #ferguson-robert-w-1965, #greyhound-lines, #greyhound-lines-incorporated, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #provost-carla, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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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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

As Migrants Surge Toward Border, Court Hands Biden a Lifeline

Desperate to control the unrelenting buildup on the border, Biden administration officials turn their focus to deterring migration, dashing hopes of asylum seekers.

#asylum-right-of, #bersin-alan-d, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #matamoros-mexico, #mexico, #supreme-court-us

Citing Forced Labor, U.S. Blocks Fishing Boat From Fiji

The action was part of a larger Customs crackdown. Officials said the operators withheld workers’ wages, kept their identity documents and subjected them to debt bondage — essentially enslaving them.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #fiji, #fishing-commercial, #forced-labor, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #maritime-crime, #seafood, #ships-and-shipping, #tuna, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Biden Faces New Pressure on Immigration

A monthly surge in migrants and a ruling against a program that protects young immigrants underscored the difficult choices the president is confronting on an issue that could shape his legacy.

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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.

#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

Touring the Border, Harris Asked Questions, and Had Few Answers

Advocates pushed the vice president to end Title 42, a Trump-era rule that allows the government to expel migrants for public health reasons.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #health-and-human-services-department, #house-of-representatives, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

Vice President Harris Visits U.S.-Mexican Border

After the vice president landed in El Paso, she responded to criticism by Republicans that she should have traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier as part of her work addressing migration.

#asylum-right-of, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #el-paso-tex, #escobar-veronica, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #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.

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Biden Must Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.

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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.

#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

Detentions at Southwest Border Reach 20-Year High

The number of immigrants detained at the southwestern border has risen for 12 straight months, according to Customs and Border Protection data.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico

AMLO Is Hurting Mexico, and Biden Won’t Stop Him

The administration is working at cross purposes with its own agenda and long-term interests in human rights and democracy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #united-states-international-relations

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.

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China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With Human Rights Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.

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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

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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Daunte Wright, Michigan, Iran: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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‘I Have No Idea Where My Daughter Is’: Migrant Parents Are Desperate for News

With a record 20,000 migrant children in shelters and detention facilities, many parents have waited weeks to learn what happened to their children after they crossed the border.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #families-and-family-life, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #smuggling, #united-states

‘Mommy, I Have Bad News’: For Child Migrants, Mexico Can Be the End of the Road

Thousands of children, most from Central America, are making their way to the border, many hoping to meet parents in the United States. But for those caught in Mexico, there is only near-certain deportation.

#children-and-childhood, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico

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.

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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.

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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.

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