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

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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.

#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

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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.

#alipay, #ant-financial-services-group, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #england, #michigan, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#anduril-industries-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-contracts, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #luckey-palmer, #silicon-valley-calif, #skydio-inc, #start-ups, #thiel-peter-a, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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50 Nights of Unrest in Portland

Robert Evans of Bellingcat says the city “is being used as a bellwether to see what this administration can get away with.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #bush-george, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #fox-news-channel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #merkley-jeffrey-a-1956, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #portland-ore, #schumer-charles-e, #trump-donald-j, #wyden-ron

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President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them?

History will not be kind to those who did nothing to try to stop Beijing’s human rights abuses.

#associated-press, #bolton-john-r, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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A Reckoning With Race to Ensure Diversity for America’s Face Abroad

The national conversation about discrimination is overdue at the State Department, according to those who have been disparaged in a culture that favors “pale, male and Yale” diplomats.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #discrimination, #foreign-service-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hiring-and-promotion, #pompeo-mike, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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7 Killed in Crash in El Paso After Border Patrol Tried to Stop Car

The vehicle, which was carrying 10 people, had been pursued before it crashed into a semitrailer on private property, the authorities said.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #deaths-fatalities, #el-paso-tex, #fugitives, #mexico, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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U.S. Watched George Floyd Protests in 15 Cities Using Aerial Surveillance

From Minneapolis to Buffalo, Homeland Security officials dispatched drones, helicopters and airplanes to monitor Black Lives Matter protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drones-pilotless-planes, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeland-security-department, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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Fortress Washington: Authority vs. Liberty

Like the country it supposedly answers to, Washington has been on edge, hovered over by low-flying helicopters and patrolled by law enforcement agents from a stew of federal agencies.

#bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #defense-department, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeland-security-department

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Border Wall Land Grabs Accelerate as Owners Shelter From Pandemic

With private property proving hard to acquire, the administration has stepped up efforts to secure land on the Mexican border for President Trump’s wall.

#border-barriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #eminent-domain, #federal-lands, #immigration-and-emigration, #land-use-policies, #quarantines, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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More Than 900 Children Have Been Expelled Under a Pandemic Border Policy

Since the coronavirus broke out, the Trump administration has deported hundreds of migrant children alone — in some cases, without notifying their families.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A $5 Billion Proposal to Fight Online Child Sexual Abuse

New legislation would try to curb the illegal imagery with record levels of funding for law enforcement. The bill, coming in response to a Times investigation, also calls for a new oversight position in the White House.

#barr-william-p, #blumenthal-richard, #brown-sherrod, #casey-robert-p-jr, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #cloudflare-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #dropbox-inc, #eshoo-anna-g, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #graham-lindsey, #house-of-representatives, #instagram-inc, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #national-center-for-missing-and-exploited-children, #privacy, #senate, #sex-crimes, #wyden-ron

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