Snapshots of Daily Life in a Remote Region of Portugal

The Barroso is one of Portugal’s most isolated areas, known for its rough terrain, abiding agricultural traditions and stunning beauty.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #livestock, #mines-and-mining, #photography, #portugal, #travel-and-vacations

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Undocumented and Pregnant: Why Women Are Afraid to Get Prenatal Care

Undocumented women are risking their health by postponing prenatal care and giving birth at home in response to the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policies.

#illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #texas

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‘People of Color’ Do Not Belong to the Democratic Party

It’s past time to start seeing voters the way they see themselves.

#asian-americans, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #voting-and-voters

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Trump’s Mean Policies

A succession of Trump policies reflected the administration’s spite and heartlessness.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-department-us, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolf-chad-f

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Judge Halts ‘Public Health’ Expulsions of Children at the Border

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a public health emergency decree did not give the Trump administration authority to expel unaccompanied children before they could request asylum.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Asylum Seeker Who Lost His Son on Trek to Greece Is Charged in His Death

Rights groups warn that the charges set a worrying precedent and are part of a strategy by Greek authorities to deter migrants from attempting to travel to the country.

#asylum-right-of, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #samos-greece

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In This Debut Novel, a Chinese Immigrant Keeps His Sleepwalking Sister’s Secrets

Simon Han’s “Nights When Nothing Happened” exposes the tedium and tension of life as a foreigner in America.

#books-and-literature, #china, #han-simon, #immigration-and-emigration, #nights-when-nothing-happened-book, #plano-tex

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Biden Faces Early Test With Immigration and Homeland Security After Trump

The Department of Homeland Security was molded in President Trump’s image, and not just on immigration policy. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will have work to do to remake it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Police Swarm. Frantic Calls. Then 3,000 People Locked Inside.

On July 4, Australia’s second-largest city went into lockdown. But residents of nine public housing towers were singled out for even stricter treatment, leading many to suspect discrimination.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #melbourne-australia, #public-and-subsidized-housing

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Even as Trump Cut Immigration, Immigrants Transformed U.S.

The past four years have seen a steep reduction in immigration. But the country is becoming ever more diverse.

#border-barriers, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Why the Election Worked Out Well for Libertarians and Deficit Hawks

Libertarians are pleased to have likely dodged the bullet of one-party government control.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #immigration-and-emigration, #libertarianism-us-politics, #national-debt-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protectionism-trade, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden to Face Long List of Foreign Challenges, With China No. 1

President Trump will be handing Joseph R. Biden Jr. a difficult cleanup act in America’s relations with many countries. But it may not take much for Mr. Biden to improve the mood.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #europe, #european-union, #immigration-and-emigration, #iran, #kim-jong-un, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-international-relations

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Donald Trump and Stephen Miller Might Have Free Time Soon

What will it mean if Trump is no longer president, and I’m no longer undocumented?

#franzen-jonathan, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #miller-stephen-1985, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Migrant Families Were Confused When U.S. Expelled Children Into Mexico

U.S. authorities improperly expelled Central American children in violation of international agreements. Families scrambled to learn how they had ended up back across the border.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #united-states

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In This Election, Mom Knows Best — Again

“If Trump were running against a giraffe, I’d vote for the giraffe.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #italy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #truman-harry-s, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule Is Vacated by Federal Judge

The policy created a wealth test that would disqualify immigrants for green cards if they were deemed likely to use public benefits.

#appeals-courts-us, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #united-states, #welfare-us

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When the Virus Came for the American Dream

Buford Highway, in suburban Atlanta, has long been a place where immigrant entrepreneurs could build businesses and get ahead. Not this year.

#atlanta-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #immigration-and-emigration, #shutdowns-institutional

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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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Cut Off From the World Again, Australia Now Finds Silver Linings

After chafing against their isolation for so long, Australians these days are finding island life a privilege when pestilence lies beyond.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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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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What Will Trump Do After Election Day?

Current and former Trump administration officials are worried about what might happen on Nov. 4.

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Trump, Polarization and Damaged Friendships

His corrosiveness has caused friends to lose trust.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #immigration-and-emigration, #impeachment, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #propaganda, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voting-and-voters, #yamhill-ore

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Listen to the Modern Love Podcast

When it comes to forbidden love, a “romantic plan isn’t enough.”

#dating-and-relationships, #immigration-and-emigration, #love-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-selfcare

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Miles Taylor, a Former Homeland Security Official, Reveals He Was ‘Anonymous’

Mr. Taylor, whose criticisms of President Trump in a New York Times Op-Ed article and subsequent book, roiled Washington and infuriated Mr. Trump, resigned from the administration last year and endorsed Joe Biden this summer.

#homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #nielsen-kirstjen, #presidential-election-of-2020, #taylor-miles, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Happened to Your American Dream?

We’d like to hear from you.

#el-museo-del-barrio, #immigration-and-emigration, #internal-essential, #united-states

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Anti-Semitism and What Feeds It

Two years after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the oldest hatred is flourishing across the political spectrum.

#abdul-jabbar-kareem, #anti-semitism, #chabad-of-poway-synagogue-shooting-2019, #discrimination, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-crimes, #ice-cube-1969, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #race-and-ethnicity, #tree-of-life-pittsburgh-pa-synagogue, #zionism

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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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In Miami-Dade County, Younger Cuban Voters Offer Opening for Trump

Newer Cuban immigrants who previously had little engagement in American politics have started to identify as Trump Republicans. It could give the president a boost in a critical swing state.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuban-americans, #democratic-party, #immigration-and-emigration, #miami-dade-county-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Arrest Leads to Tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley

Jorge Gonzalez Zuniga’s death after a brutal arrest prompted protests that are rare in a region where undocumented immigrants often prefer to stay silent.

#edinburg-tex, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hidalgo-county-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #texas-rangers

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New Visas Limits Would Be a Self-Inflicted Wound for the U.S.

The Trump administration wants to make it harder for foreign students, exchange visitors and journalists.

#border-barriers, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #cuccinelli-kenneth-t-ii, #foreign-students-in-us, #foreign-workers, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-study-and-teaching, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas

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As China Clamps Down, Activists Flee Hong Kong for Refuge in the West

China calls them “violent criminals.” Asylum seekers from Hong Kong are the latest catalyst for deteriorating relations between Beijing and Western countries.

#asylum-right-of, #canada, #cheng-simon, #china, #germany, #great-britain, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Trump Tried to Blur Responsibility for His Family Separation Policy in Final Debate

President Trump repeatedly hurled the phrase “They built the cages” at his debate opponent Thursday, but separating children from parents was a policy all his own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Inside the Refugee Camp on America’s Doorstep

A squalid tent camp on the border is the result of President Trump’s unprecedented limits on asylum. Some people have waited in filthy conditions for more than a year to obtain refuge in the United States.

#illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #matamoros-mexico, #presidential-election-of-2020, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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5 Policy Issues Where Trump and Biden Diverged at Final Debate

The debate on Thursday night had long stretches of illuminating policy discussion on climate change, health care, the coronavirus, immigration and criminal and racial justice.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #criminal-justice, #debates-political, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #immigration-and-emigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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The Complexity in ‘Where Are You From?’

I lived at the same address throughout my American childhood, but neither of my Chinese-born parents could say exactly where they were from.

#children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #wuhan-china

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Parents of 545 Children Separated at the Border Cannot Be Found

A new report shows hundreds of cases in which migrant children were taken from their families, and their parents, who were deported, cannot be located.

#family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

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Afghanistan Stampede Leaves at Least 12 Dead

At least 12 people died as thousands crowded a soccer stadium. Many were seeking medical care in Pakistan, which recently eased its pandemic border restrictions.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #deaths-fatalities, #immigration-and-emigration, #pakistan, #stampedes, #visas

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‘I Came From Nothing’: An Undocumented Writer Defies the Odds

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, a National Book Award finalist for “The Undocumented Americans,” talks immigration, her unconventional approach to nonfiction and why impostor syndrome doesn’t faze her.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #national-book-awards, #the-undocumented-americans-book, #villavicencio-karla-cornejo, #writing-and-writers

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Supreme Court to Review 2 of Trump’s Major Immigration Policies

Lower courts had ruled that both policies — one requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico, the other diverting money for a border wall — were unlawful.

#asylum-right-of, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court to Review Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Program

A federal appeals court had ruled that the policy violated federal and international law.

#asylum-right-of, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #supreme-court-us

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Refugees Who Assisted U.S. Military Denied Entry Into U.S.

President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees into the country to a trickle, and even Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives for American service members have been cut off.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-refugee-assistance-project, #iraq-war-2003-11, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #state-department, #translation-and-interpreters, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Suspect Stalked French School Before Beheading Teacher, Officials Say

The suspect, a Russian immigrant, was angered by a classroom display of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and sought help identifying the teacher involved.

#charlie-hebdo, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #muslims-and-islam, #paris-france, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #terrorism

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The Comforts of Clutter

Objects saved and accumulated can be a balm for uncertain times.

#california, #immigration-and-emigration, #morocco, #orderliness-and-clutter, #writing-and-writers, #your-feed-selfcare

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Supreme Court Will Review Trump’s Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants in Redistricting

A new administration policy, if upheld, would largely shift political power and federal money from Democratic states to Republican ones.

#california, #census, #commerce-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Regulatory Rush by Federal Agencies to Secure Trump’s Legacy

With the president’s re-election in doubt, cabinet departments are scrambling to finish dozens of new rules affecting millions of Americans.

#air-pollution, #dudley-susan-e, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #murray-patty, #nessel-dana, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #schaitberger-harold-a, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation, #transportation-department-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Children From Immigrant Families Are Increasingly the Face of Higher Education

U.S.-born children of immigrants or immigrant students raised in the United States accounted for nearly 60 percent of the growth in university enrollment since 2000.

#colleges-and-universities, #immigration-and-emigration, #migration-policy-institute, #united-states

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Rod Rosenstein Was Just Doing His Job

Does that really excuse him for his role in the Trump administration’s family separation policy?

#bash-john-f-iii, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #guardian-british-newspaper, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #justice-department, #rosenstein-rod-j, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #columbus-dispatch, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #football-college, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #generation-z, #hong-kong, #idaho, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #jews-and-judaism, #laptop-computers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #new-yorker, #north-carolina, #ohio, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #southeast-asia, #tablet-computers, #uniforms, #university-of-florida, #wesleyan-university, #wichita-kan

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Cuomo Unveils Statue of Mother Cabrini

A year after a dispute between New York City and the state, a memorial to the patron saint of immigrants is dedicated in Manhattan.

#columbus-day, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #giancarlo-biagi, #immigration-and-emigration, #italian-americans, #jill-biagi, #mccray-chirlane, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sculpture

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Israel Accepts Ethiopians of Jewish Descent, but Fewer Than Promised

Israel has been slow to admit Ethiopians whose ancestors converted to Christianity, not seeing them as fully Jewish even if they practice Judaism.

#ethiopia, #immigration-and-emigration, #israel, #jews-and-judaism

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