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.

#administration-for-children-and-families, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #domestic-policy-council-us, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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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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Plowy McPlowface Has a Shot in Naming Contest. ‘Abolish ICE’ Does Not.

The Minnesota Transportation Department excluded that one as too political. The public can vote on 50 finalists, including Raspberry Brrr-et, Road Carew and Mary Tyler More Snow.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #snow-and-snowstorms, #trump-donald-j

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After Three Years in a Church Facing Deportation, ‘Today I Have Freedom’

Saheeda Nadeem, 65, an undocumented immigrant from Pakistan who was given sanctuary by the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, Mich., learned this week that she would not be deported, her lawyer said.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #kalamazoo-mich, #michigan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Haiti Needs Help. This Is What the U.S. Sends Instead.

Our neighbor is in a constitutional crisis, and instead of carrying aid, planes arrived with deportees.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #corruption-institutional, #haiti, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #moise-jovenel-1968, #organization-of-american-states, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states

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Trump Official’s Last-Day Deal With ICE Union Ties Biden’s Hands

A whistle-blower accused Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of an abuse of power in making sweeping concessions to pro-Trump Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #cuccinelli-kenneth-t-ii, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #organized-labor, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whistle-blowers

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Biden Team Rushes to Take Over Government, and Oust Trump Loyalists

President Biden named nearly all of his cabinet secretaries and their immediate deputies before he took office, but his real grasp on the levers of power has come several layers down.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #defense-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #foreign-service-us, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeland-security-department, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #justice-department, #national-security-agency, #national-security-council, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-agency-for-global-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans-affairs-department, #voice-of-america

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Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland

Protesters who spent months in the streets over racial injustice and inequality said they don’t expect immediate change from President Biden, who they declared “will not save us.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #police, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash

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Facing Deportation, They Fled to the Safety of a Church. Now They are Free.

A Jamaican couple spent nearly two and a half years inside Philadelphia churches, isolated even further by the pandemic. This month, U.S. immigration officials relented.

#asylum-right-of, #churches-buildings, #deportation, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #philadelphia-pa, #thompson-oneita

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Homeland Security’s Latest Target: Vaccine Scams

A division of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency, working with the Justice Department, is hunting down websites offering fraudulent deals to buy coronavirus vaccines.

#black-markets, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #interpol-international-criminal-police-organization, #justice-department, #moderna-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump Shut the Door on Migrants. Will Biden Open It?

Thousands of asylum seekers, forced to live in squalid conditions on the doorstep of the U.S., are waiting to see whether a different future awaits under the new administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j

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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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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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Officials Demand Answers After ICE Agents Stopped a Black Jogger

A video of the encounter showed at least three agents with police vests questioning the jogger, Bena Apreala, in his Boston neighborhood.

#apreala-bena, #black-people, #boston-mass, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #racial-profiling, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Ricin Suspect Threatened to Kill Trump Over Re-election Campaign, Prosecutors Say

The woman was found with a loaded gun and knife when she was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter the United States from Canada.

#buffalo-ny, #canada, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #ferrier-pascale-cecile-veronique, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ricin-poison, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Inside Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

Two filmmakers were granted rare access to Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations. The Trump administration is now seeking to block the release of their documentary.

#clusiau-christina, #documentary-films-and-programs, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #immigration-nation-tv-program, #presidential-election-of-2020, #schwarz-shaul, #trump-donald-j

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After a Pandemic Pause, ICE Resumes Deportation Arrests

The Trump administration says it is targeting criminals, but government data suggests that many others are getting caught up in immigration sweeps.

#california, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration

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What’s a Palantir? The Tech Industry’s Next Big I.P.O.

A tech start-up named for objects in “The Lord of the Rings” has become a major government contractor. But what it does is not easy to understand.

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #defense-contracts, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #initial-public-offerings, #karp-alex, #palantir-technologies, #software, #start-ups, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j

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As D.N.C. Unfolds, Trump Reprises Grimmest Language of 2016 Campaign

Speaking in the border city of Yuma, Ariz., President Trump boasted about his own efforts to sharply limit immigration during his time in office.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #yuma-ariz

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Protesters Blocked ICE Buses in Oregon. Federal Agents Responded in Force.

Using crowd-control weapons, agents were able to extract people who were detained on one of the buses after hundreds of protesters in Bend, Ore., blocked the vehicles from moving.

#bend-ore, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention

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‘Immigration Nation’ Review: The Banality of Deportation

This Netflix documentary looks at the bureaucracy of immigration enforcement — an intriguing investigation that probably won’t change any minds.

#border-patrol-us, #deportation, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #netflix-inc, #television, #web-original-programming

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“Immigration Nation” Drew Complaints From ICE, Filmmakers Say

A new documentary peers inside the secretive world of immigration enforcement. The filmmakers faced demands to delete scenes and delay broadcast until after the election.

#clusiau-christina, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #netflix-inc, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #schwarz-shaul

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A Rare Look Inside Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Draws Legal Threats

A new documentary peers inside the secretive world of immigration enforcement. The filmmakers faced demands to delete scenes and delay broadcast until after the election.

#clusiau-christina, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #netflix-inc, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #schwarz-shaul

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U.S. Deports Terrorism Convict It Had Sought to Hold Indefinitely

The Trump administration sent the stateless man who had served his sentence to an undisclosed country rather than defend never-before-used executive authority to keep holding him.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #detainees, #hassoun-adham-a, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #justice-department, #terrorism, #usa-patriot-act, #wolford-elizabeth-a

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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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Government Rescinds Plan to Strip Visas From Foreign Students in Online Classes

The Trump administration said it would no longer require international students to attend in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic in order to remain in the country.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-students-in-us, #harvard-university, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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17 States Sue to Block Student Visa Rules

A legal battle between universities and the Trump administration over foreign students and online learning escalated on Monday, ahead of a critical federal court hearing.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #foreign-students-in-us, #harvard-university, #healey-maura-1971, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #international-study-and-teaching, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology

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International Students in Online Courses Face Lost F1 Visas, ICE Says

International students will be required to take at least one in-person class to keep their visas, at a time when many universities are prioritizing online instruction.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #foreign-students-in-us, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #visas

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Colleges Plan to Reopen Campuses, but for Just Some Students at a Time

To provide some semblance of the campus experience during a pandemic, colleges say large chunks of the student body will have to stay away and study remotely for all or part of the year.

#colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dormitories, #e-learning, #foreign-students-in-us, #georgia-institute-of-technology, #harvard-university, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #princeton-university, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #stanford-university, #tuition, #university-of-pennsylvania, #yale-university

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Judge Rejects U.S. Effort to Hold Palestinian Man After Prison Term

Adham Hassoun had completed a 15-year sentence in the United States on terrorism-related charges. Unable to deport him, the government sought to keep him in open-ended custody.

#al-qaeda, #american-civil-liberties-union, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #decisions-and-verdicts, #detainees, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention, #justice-department, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #usa-patriot-act, #wolford-elizabeth-a

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U.S. Must Release Children From Family Detention Centers, Judge Rules

The ruling applies to children held in the nation’s three family detention centers for more than 20 days. They must be let go by July 17, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gee-dolly-m, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention

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Trump Can’t Shut Down DACA, Supreme Court Rules

The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects people brought to the United States as children by shielding them from deportation and letting them work.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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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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America’s Immigration Paradox

Two new books, Jia Lynn Yang’s “One Mighty and Irresistible Tide” and Adam Goodman’s “The Deportation Machine,” take very different approaches to the immigration question.

#books-and-literature, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #goodman-adam, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mexico, #one-mighty-and-irresistible-tide-the-epic-struggle-over-american-immigration-1924-1965-book, #the-deportation-machine-americas-long-history-of-expelling-immigrants-book, #yang-jia-lynn

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For Many Immigrants, an Even Greater Risk

I’m among the New Yorkers adjusting to working from home during the pandemic. But I’m the exception in my family.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #labor-and-jobs

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ICE Detention Centers Approved in California Farm Town

Two privately run state prisons in the town of McFarland, many of whose residents are undocumented field workers, will be converted to hold immigrants.

#california, #geo-group-inc, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention, #migrant-labor-agriculture

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Coronavirus Threatens Teenage Migrants in ICE Jails

Those initially detained by the government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement are being held until their 18th birthday, then transferred to ICE custody.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention, #office-of-refugee-resettlement, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Wall That Didn’t Stop the Coronavirus

Hostility toward immigrants is hurting the fight against the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-office-for-immigration-review, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #national-assn-of-immigration-judges, #quarantines

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The Open Borders Trap

Trump won’t stop talking and tweeting about them. But when it comes to immigration, what do Democrats actually believe?

#democratic-party, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity

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