An Early Promise Broken: Inside Biden’s Reversal on Refugees

What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump’s “racist” limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.

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Bush Says Republican Party Is Isolationist and Protectionist

The former president also assailed the Trump-era Republican Party as “isolationist, protectionist,” and expressed concern about the fate of girls in Afghanistan if the Taliban take over.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bush-george-w, #card-andrew-h-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Florida Man Who Posed as Immigration Lawyer Gets 20-Year Sentence

Elvis Harold Reyes filed hundreds of fraudulent applications, collecting $411,000 that he spent on himself and his girlfriend, prosecutors said.

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We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate on the Southern Border

Immigration is America’s lifeblood, so we can’t risk losing it.

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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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‘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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$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

The fund, which could provide payments to hundreds of thousands of people excluded from other pandemic relief, ignited a battle among state lawmakers before it was approved this week.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #illegal-immigration, #new-york-state, #ramos-jessica-1985

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Biden Should Finish the Wall

… Or the next Trump will.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #central-america, #democratic-party, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Crash on California Border Highlights New Migrant Dynamic

In one of the deadliest border-related crashes in decades, many who died illustrate a new dynamic on the border: more migrants from Mexico.

#border-barriers, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holtville-calif, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-valley-calif

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Border Apprehensions Reach Highest Level in at Least 15 Years

More migrant families are entering the United States and being released, new figures for March show, as thousands of children remain in detention facilities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Southern U.S. Border Crossings Broke a 15-Year High in March

Border officials encountered more than 170,000 migrants in March, a nearly 70 percent increase from February and the highest monthly since 2006, according to preliminary data.

#illegal-immigration

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The Perpetual Crisis at the Border — and What We Can Do About It

The U.S. immigration system doesn’t reflect its own needs or those of its southern neighbors.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #illegal-immigration, #trump-donald-j

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The Real Reason for the Border Crisis

No one is holding American employers to account for their willingness to hire millions of unauthorized immigrants.

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Man Is Charged With Smuggling in Crash That Killed 13 Migrants in California

More than two dozen people were crowded into an S.U.V. that collided with a tractor-trailer near the border. Jose Cruz Noguez was accused of coordinating the smuggling attempt.

#california, #cruz-noguez-jose, #holtville-calif, #illegal-immigration, #mexico, #smuggling, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Entitled to Vaccines, Undocumented Immigrants in U.K. Struggle for Access

The government has said inoculation centers won’t check immigration status, but many people remain fearful and confused about health care services.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #illegal-immigration, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘No Place for a Child’: Inside the Tent Camp Housing Thousands of Migrant Children

Children are sleeping shoulder to shoulder in the overcrowded facility at Donna, Texas, which is now housing more than 4,000 migrants amid a new surge on the border.

#border-patrol-us, #donna-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mayorkas-alejandro

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How to Protect Massage Workers

Policing and criminalization of sex work hurts massage workers, even when they aren’t sex workers.

#human-trafficking, #illegal-immigration, #labor-and-jobs, #massage, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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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‘Essential’ Migrant Farmworkers Risk Infection and Deportation

In California, undocumented farmworkers have been labeled essential by the government and prioritized for vaccines. But public health officials face several challenges in reaching an unprotected population.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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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Solving the Migrant Crisis Means Going Beyond Our Border

Until we address what motivates vulnerable people to leave their home countries, they will continue to come.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #congressional-hispanic-caucus, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #el-paso-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Shadows on the Biden Dream

A lot has gone right for the new president. Here are three things that could go wrong.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-party, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #republican-party, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Police Find 16 People Hidden in a Truck in England

Although there were no deaths, the case had echoes of a smuggling episode in the country in 2019, in which 39 people from Vietnam died in a refrigerated tractor-trailer.

#england, #english-channel, #france, #illegal-immigration, #smuggling

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A Violent End to a Desperate Dream Leaves a Guatemalan Town Grieving

The trek from Central America to U.S. soil has always been perilous, but a massacre with many victims from one corner of Guatemala has shaken that country.

#central-america, #coffins, #funerals-and-memorials, #guatemala, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

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Fact-Checking Claims on the Migrant Surge at the U.S.-Mexico Border

As migrants arrive at the southwestern border in increasing numbers, lawmakers and officials are misleading about border policies, migrants, the coronavirus and immigration flows.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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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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US to Send Millions of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Mexico and Canada

The announcement came at a time when the Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to ramp up its efforts to limit the flow of migrants.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #chihuahua-mexico, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #guatemala, #honduras, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #north-america, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Urges Mexico to Do More to Stop Migration

The Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to ramp up its efforts to limit the flow of migrants, clinging to a Trump policy of relying on southern neighbors to enforce America’s immigration agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #chihuahua-mexico, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #guatemala, #honduras, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #north-america, #united-states

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Driver Charged in Crash That Killed 8 Immigrants in Texas

An Austin man who led a trooper on a chase that exceeded 100 m.p.h. faces a maximum term of life in prison if convicted, U.S. prosecutors said.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #border-patrol-us, #deaths-fatalities, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tovar-sebastian, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states

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Mayorkas Says ‘Undoubtedly Difficult’ Border Problems Are Being Handled

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security, sparred with House Republicans on Wednesday over the surge of migrants — especially children — at the U.S.-Mexico border.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #homeland-security-department, #house-committee-on-homeland-security, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Wants No Part of the Culture War the G.O.P. Loves

The generosity of his $1.9 trillion relief bill has the added benefit of shifting attention where he wants it.

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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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8 Immigrants Killed in Border City Crash

The victims were riding in a pickup truck that was being chased by the police when it collided head-on with another pickup near Del Rio, Texas, the authorities said.

#deaths-fatalities, #fugitives, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #public-safety-department-tex, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #val-verde-county-tex

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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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Children Are Sleeping on Mats in Overcrowded Border Facilities

The Biden administration is struggling to find space for a surge of migrant children and teenagers that is almost three times the level seen early last year.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #children-and-childhood, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention

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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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He Was Caught Jaywalking. He Was Almost Deported for It.

Javier Castillo Maradiaga was freed this week after 15 months in federal detention. New York had turned him over to ICE in error.

#bronx-nyc, #correction-department-nyc, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention

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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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President Biden Faces Challenge From Surge of Migrants at the Border

The president’s promise of a more humane policy is being tested as more unaccompanied children seek to enter the United States from Mexico.

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

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Biden Administration Says It Will Shorten Detention of Migrant Families

A new plan calls for releasing parents and their children after no more than 72 hours. Researchers say children can show symptoms of trauma after spending long periods in custody.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mexico, #texas, #united-states

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Migrants in Deadly Crash Had Crossed Through Border Wall, Officials Say

The Border Patrol said two S.U.V.s packed with people apparently crossed through a breach in the wall. One vehicle went on to collide with a tractor-trailer rig, killing 13 migrants.

#border-barriers, #border-patrol-us, #calexico-calif, #california, #holtville-calif, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-valley-calif, #smuggling, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Biden to Discuss Border and Other Issues With Mexican President

As President Biden looks to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, he is seeking to work with a Mexican counterpart who was a surprise contributor to them.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Residents of a Texas Border City Long Felt Overlooked. The Storm Made It Worse.

Del Rio residents, searching for fresh food and water, said that government aid has been sparse. “When they’re running for office is when we see them,” one man said of politicians.

#del-rio-tex, #food-banks-and-pantries, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #power-failures-and-blackouts

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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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Migrants in Mexico Face Confusion at Border

President Biden is trying to untangle an interlocking web of Trump-era border restrictions, leading for now to disparate treatment of migrants and rampant confusion.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brownsville-tex, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #matamoros-mexico, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Signals He’s Flexible on Immigration Overhaul

After two decades of failure, advocates for the broadest possible overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws are considering a new strategy: pressing for piecemeal legislation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #obama-barack, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Adam Kinzinger, I Can Relate: When Politics Divides Families

A reader shares a painful experience and reconciliation. Also: Amazon’s business practices; the plight of Black immigrants.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-people, #illegal-immigration, #impeachment, #kinzinger-adam, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Along the Southwest Border, Trump’s Wall Is Only One of the Insults He Left Behind

Here’s what Biden should do about the poverty, discrimination and environmental destruction.

#agriculture-and-farming, #border-barriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deserts, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #land-use-policies, #migrants-environmental, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #stimulus-economic, #water

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