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

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.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mexico, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#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

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.

#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

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.

#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

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

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

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

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.

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Facing Pressure, Biden Administration Scrambles to Shelter Migrant Children

The White House also revived an Obama-era policy that allows Central American children to apply for admission to the U.S. from their home country.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #children-and-childhood, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #foreign-aid, #health-and-human-services-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #jacobson-roberta-s, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.

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Mexican Law Halts U.S. From Turning Back Some Migrant Families

Because of a recent law that prohibits the detention of immigrant children and families, Mexico has stopped accepting such families from South Texas.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Risking Everything to Come to America on the Open Ocean

The border with Mexico extends well beyond the desert. Tighter enforcement on land has driven record numbers of migrants to attempt dangerous crossings by water.

#california, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mexico, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #san-diego-calif, #smuggling

Trump Loyalists Across Homeland Security Could Vex Biden’s Immigration Policies

President Biden and his new secretary of homeland security are already facing resistance from immigration agents empowered by Donald J. Trump to take their gloves off.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Bans All Cotton and Tomatoes From Xinjiang Region of China

The sweeping ban, which was based on concerns about forced labor in the region, could compel companies to reorganize their multinational supply chains.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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

U.S. Border Agency Settles With 2 Americans Detained for Speaking Spanish

In a video of the 2018 incident in Havre, Mont., a Border Patrol agent is heard telling the two American women he detains that speaking Spanish in the small city is “very unheard-of.”

#american-civil-liberties-union, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #havre-mont, #hernandez-mimi, #hispanic-americans, #language-and-languages, #montana, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suda-ana, #suits-and-litigation-civil

U.S. Shutters Warehouse Where Migrants Were Kept in ‘Cages’

The chain-link pens that held thousands of children in overcrowded, dirty conditions are being removed as part of a facility upgrade.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Trump’s Wall Hurts Arizona’s Environment

Living and working along the U.S.-Mexico border has meant watching the surreal, slow-motion leveling of the fragile ecosystems I’ve spent my career fighting to protect.

#arizona, #center-for-biological-diversity, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #mexico, #organ-pipe-cactus-national-monument-ariz, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#arizona, #arpaio-joseph-m, #border-barriers, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020

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

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.

#asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #mexico, #presidential-election-of-2020, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolf-chad-f

Border Patrol Agents Fatally Shoot Driver in Texas

The driver was shot in Laredo on Friday after he reversed his car into an agent and refused orders to stop, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

#border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #laredo-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Woman Suspected of Sending Ricin to Trump Is Arrested

Envelopes with ricin were intercepted last week on their way to the White House, a sheriff’s office and a detention facility in Texas.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #ricin-poison, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc

After a Lull, the Number of Migrants Trying to Enter the U.S. Has Soared

The number of immigrants arrested at the southwestern border has more than doubled since the spring, fueled by Mexico’s economic slump and a Trump administration policy that migrants say works in their favor.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #morgan-mark-a, #nogales-ariz

American Catastrophe Through German Eyes

Trump says he wants to protect law-abiding citizens. In 1933, Hitler issued his ‘Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State.’

#berlin-germany, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #europe, #germany, #hitler-adolf, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #portland-ore, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Feds Sending Tactical Team to Seattle, Expanding Presence Beyond Portland

After outrage over the presence of federal agents in Portland, Ore., the Trump administration is sending a team to Seattle. Officials say they will be on standby.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash

Cities Say They Want Federal Agents Fighting Crime, Not Protesters

Rejecting the deployment of camouflaged federal agents, big-city mayors said the Trump administration should use its resources to help tackle problems like gun violence.

#bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #chicago-ill, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drug-enforcement-administration, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

The Border War in Portland

How can this be a job for Homeland Security?

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolf-chad-f

Trump’s Occupation of American Cities Has Begun

Protesters are being snatched from the streets without warrants. Can we call it fascism yet?

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeland-security-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #news-and-news-media, #on-tyranny-twenty-lessons-from-the-twentieth-century-book, #oregon, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government