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

Democrats Dealt a Blow on Immigration Plans

The Senate’s parliamentarian ruled that Democrats’ plan to give 8 million immigrants a path to citizenship could not be achieved through the reconciliation process.

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #democratic-party, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #macdonough-elizabeth, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

New to the American Melting Pot, and Finding Its Taste Bittersweet

In her memoir, “Beautiful Country,” Qian Julie Wang gives readers a child’s-eye view of what it’s like to find your way in a strange land.

#beautiful-country-a-memoir-book, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #china, #content-type-personal-profile, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #wang-qian-julie

Iowa Farmworker Gets Life in Prison for the Murder of Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Bahena Rivera was convicted in May in the 2018 fatal stabbing of Ms. Tibbetts, which Donald J. Trump used to stoke opposition to illegal immigration.

#border-barriers, #brooklyn-iowa, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #mexico, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rivera-cristhian-bahena, #tibbetts-mollie, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-iowa

A Squalid Border Camp Finally Closed. Now Another One Has Opened.

President Biden’s policies helped shut down a camp in Mexico that housed migrants during the Trump administration. But thousands are gathered now in a new camp. “The border is not really any different,” said a lawyer working there.

#asylum-right-of, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #reynosa-mexico

Supreme Court Allows Revival of Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

The court’s unsigned order refused to stay a ruling from a federal judge in Texas forbidding the Biden administration from ending the policy.

#appeals-courts-us, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

Afghan Refugees Find a Firm and Unfriendly Border in Turkey

Even before the last week’s harrowing scenes at the Kabul airport, thousands of Afghans were fleeing over land through Iran to Turkey. But they are being pushed back.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #deportation, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #european-union, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #iran, #merkel-angela, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #turkey

Supreme Court Grants Temporary Reprieve to Biden Immigration Policy

Justice Samuel Alito briefly stayed a ruling from a federal judge that would have forced some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials considered their cases.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden’s Immigration Policies Face Fresh Judicial Setbacks

The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to block a ruling that reinstated a policy forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials consider their cases.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #united-states-politics-and-government

Memory of Migrant Crisis Haunts Europe as First Afghan Refugees Land

With elections looming in Germany and France, European politicians are terrified of another mass movement of migrants. But experts say the comparison with 2015 is flawed.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #borrell-fontelles-josep, #draghi-mario, #europe, #germany, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #laschet-armin, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #salvini-matteo, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weidel-alice

He Stayed Afloat Selling $3 Tacos. Now He Faces $2,000 in Fines.

People who lost jobs in the pandemic began to peddle food and wares to survive, but New York City is starting to crack down on unlicensed vendors.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #illegal-immigration, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #street-vendors-non-food, #unemployment

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

He Saved 31 People at Sea. Then Got a 142-Year Prison Sentence in Greece.

Greece is prosecuting migrants on charges of people smuggling, and imposing heavy jail terms. Rights groups say many migrants are being unfairly accused and sentenced.

#chios-greece, #european-union, #greece, #illegal-immigration, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #smuggling, #turkey

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

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

U.S. to Allow Some Asylum Seekers Rejected Under Trump to Reopen Cases

The move could provide tens of thousands of people enrolled in a program that sent applicants to wait in Mexico a way to return to the United States to pursue their claims again.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #homeland-security-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs

Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #rumors-and-misinformation, #your-feed-healthcare

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

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

U.S. Ends Trump Policy Limiting Asylum for Gang and Domestic Violence Survivors

The decision will affect tens of thousands of cases moving through backlogged immigration courts.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #board-of-immigration-appeals, #domestic-violence, #gangs, #garland-merrick-b, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #justice-department, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kamala Harris’s Vice Presidency Is Coming Into Focus

In a role that seldom allows for error, Ms. Harris is trying to shape her vice presidency by tackling unwieldy policy issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #obama-barack, #senate, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Texas Says It Will Build Border Wall With Mexico

“Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows,” Gov. Greg Abbott said of border crossings, while offering few details about the wall.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #border-barriers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #texas

Kamala Harris, With Blunt Language on Border, Forges Immigration Image

The vice president concluded her first trip abroad, a high-stakes trip to Mexico and Guatemala during which she took on the politically volatile issue.

#asylum-right-of, #foreign-aid, #giammattei-alejandro, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #united-states-international-relations

In Guatemala, Harris Tells Undocumented to Stay Away From U.S. Border

In her first foreign trip as vice president, Kamala Harris promoted economic development and anti-corruption efforts, trying to stem the northward flow of migrants.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #corruption-institutional, #giammattei-alejandro, #guatemala, #harris-kamala-d, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #remittances, #united-states-politics-and-government

Industrial Policy, Alzheimer’s, Pizza: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

#alzheimers-disease, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #indigenous-people, #law-and-legislation, #pizza, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

President Biden, the Clock Is Ticking to Rescind a Trump Immigration Policy

Border crossings between the U.S. and Mexico should return to normal status, with normal rules for asylum seekers.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Wave of the Hand Sets Off Spain-Morocco Migrant Fight

Spanish officials say Morocco increasingly sees migrants as currency for financial and political gains after it let up to 12,000 flood into a Spanish enclave in North Africa over two days.

#ceuta-spain, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #illegal-immigration, #international-relations, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #morocco, #politics-and-government, #spain

Farmworker Convicted of Fatally Stabbing Iowa College Student

Cristhian Bahena Rivera was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Mollie Tibbetts in 2018. Donald J. Trump had seized on her death to rail against illegal immigration.

#border-barriers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rivera-cristhian-bahena, #tibbetts-mollie, #tibbetts-rob, #university-of-iowa

How Do You Teach 6-Year-Olds Their Legal Rights?

Friday: Immigration lawyers and groups have been visiting emergency shelters to help educate children who crossed the border without a parent.

#california, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

Biden Under Pressure Over ‘Public Health’ Border Expulsions

The president faces a balancing act: how to keep his pledge of a more compassionate approach to migrants while managing a surge of people at the border amid a pandemic.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Quieter About Migrant Children Detention

House Democrats led angry efforts to denounce the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children. With the issue bedeviling President Biden, they are voicing worries privately.

#becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #health-and-human-services-department, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

Japan Is Shaken After a Detainee, Wasting Away, Dies Alone in Her Cell

Critics of the country’s immigration system say the death reveals an opaque and capricious bureaucracy with nearly unchecked power over foreigners caught inside it.

#asylum-right-of, #deaths-fatalities, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #japan

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

On the Scrappy Fringes of French Politics, Marine Le Pen Tries to Rebrand

Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader and main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election, wants to persuade voters that she and her party can govern France.

#anti-semitism, #dogs, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #illegal-immigration, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #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

White House Says Undocumented Students Can Receive Pandemic Aid

The rule reverses a Trump-era policy that barred the students from obtaining emergency aid to cover food, housing and school supplies.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-department-us, #federal-aid-us, #illegal-immigration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘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

Immigration Courts Aren’t Real Courts. Time to Change That.

As long as these judges are subject to political pressures, there can be no true judicial process.

#asylum-right-of, #border-barriers, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-politics-and-government

Overcrowded Border Jails Give Way to Packed Migrant Child Shelters

Federal documents indicate that while the Biden administration has cleared migrant children from border detention centers, now shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services are strained.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-custody-and-support, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

For One Young Migrant, a Family Separation Nightmare

This story, split between Guatemala and Florida, offers a firsthand look at the continuing trauma of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” separation policy.

#family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #florida, #guatemala, #illegal-immigration, #united-states-politics-and-government

Five in Houston Face Charges in Suspected Case of Human Smuggling

Police officers in Houston responded to a kidnapping tip on Friday and found nearly 100 undocumented people crammed into a house, according to the authorities.

#houston-tex, #illegal-immigration, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #police-department-houston-tex, #search-and-seizure, #smuggling

Schumer Readies Plan B to Push Immigration Changes Unilaterally

Should bipartisan talks stall, the Senate majority leader is exploring trying to use budget reconciliation to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #congressional-hispanic-caucus, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #democratic-party, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #federal-budget-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #infrastructure-public-works, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government