Agents Are Blocked From Using Discretion in Deportation Arrests

The Biden administration had instructed ICE agents to focus on immigrants who were considered a threat. But a judge’s order means millions more could now be targeted for deportation.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #deportation, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

‘Ghost Flights’? The Facts Behind Transporting Migrant Children

Government flights carrying undocumented children from the border to federally licensed shelters around the country are being criticized by conservative politicians in an election year.

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How the Police Response in Uvalde Broke Down: No Radio, Old Tactics

The commander at the scene arrived without a police radio, and decided in the first minutes on an approach that would delay a confrontation.

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Texas’ Busing of Migrants to D.C. Isn’t Having Abbott’s Intended Effect Yet

The plan, meant to rattle President Biden, fits into his strategy for addressing record numbers of border crossings. The migrants said they were grateful for the chartered bus ride.

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Homeland Security Watchdog Omitted Damaging Findings From Reports

The findings were removed from inspector general investigations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct committed by officers in the department’s law enforcement agencies.

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ICE Lawyers Directed to Clear Low-Priority Immigration Cases

The effort could significantly reduce a backlog of asylum and deportation cases as the Biden administration anticipates a huge surge of migrants crossing the border.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Administration Will Vaccinate Migrants at Border

Some migrants who refuse will be detained and placed in removal proceedings, according to directions given to homeland security officials.

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Biden to Ask Congress for 9,000 Fewer Immigration Detention Beds

The administration plans to seek funding for 25,000 beds, down from the 34,000 beds that are currently funded. It also severed a contract with a detention facility in Alabama.

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Fake Heiress Anna Sorokin, Who Swindled Elite, to Be Deported to Germany

Ms. Sorokin, whose fictionalized story was the subject of the TV show “Inventing Anna,” had been detained by immigration authorities on charges of overstaying her visa.

#deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention, #manhattan-nyc, #sorokin-anna-anna-delvey, #television

Quick Fix to Help Overwhelmed Border Officials Has Left Migrants in Limbo

Republicans say the policy helps undocumented immigrants disappear; many immigrants say it has prevented them from following the government’s instructions.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Cases Dismissed, Judges Replaced: Texas Struggles to Prosecute Migrants

More than 2,500 migrants have been arrested on trespassing charges under a program created last year by Gov. Greg Abbott. About 900 are still being held in state prisons.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #texas, #trespassing

Biden Bars Immigration Enforcement in ‘Protected Areas’

The Biden administration included schools, hospitals, parades and places of worship on a list of areas off limits to immigration arrests or other types of enforcement.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Guidelines Direct ICE to Focus on Immigrants Who Pose Safety Threat

The new priorities, which also give agents broad case-by-case discretion, attempt to undo the indiscriminate immigration arrest policies of the Trump administration.

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Thousands of Haitian Migrants to Stay in U.S.

Border agents are making life-altering decisions for thousands of Haitian families on the border on whether they can stay in the U.S. or be deported.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #deportation, #haiti, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

After Setback, Democrats Vow to Push Ahead on Immigration Overhaul

After a top Senate official rejected a proposal to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants, Democrats said they would craft an alternative.

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Stop Imprisoning People Who Seek Refuge in the U.S.

We can protect human rights, lower costs and ensure that people show up to immigration proceedings, without detaining thousands. 

#immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

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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

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.

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ICE Meant to Capture Drug Lords. Did It Snare Duped Seniors?

Operation Cocoon aimed to disrupt international drug trafficking rings, but critics say it has left unwitting elderly “mules” in foreign prisons.

#americans-abroad, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #elder-abuse, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

After Years of Protests, a New Jersey County Ends Its ICE Jail Contract

The Essex County executive said the decision to stop holding undocumented immigrants for ICE in the county jail was based on money, not politics.

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To Lead ICE, Biden Taps Ed Gonzalez, a Sheriff From Texas

Ed Gonzalez would take over an agency that has not had a permanent leader since 2017.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #deportation, #gonzalez-ed-harris-county-tex-sheriff, #harris-county-tex, #human-trafficking, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

4 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into ICE’s Mishandling of Covid-19

The Times found a pattern of neglect and secrecy that helped fuel outbreaks both inside and outside ICE detention facilities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-detention, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

‘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

“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

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

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

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