Trump Is Gone, but Land Disputes Along Border Continue Under Biden

A Texas judge allowed the government this week to take possession of a family’s land because the Biden administration has yet to end lawsuits seeking property along the border.

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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.

#asylum-right-of, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #elvis-harold-reyes, #frauds-and-swindling, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #impostors-criminal, #tampa-fla

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Immigrants Seeking Sanctuary in Churches Don’t Deserve Fines

The new administration must allow these families to live freely without fear.

#asylum-right-of, #fines-penalties, #immigration-and-emigration

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Denmark Strips Some Syrians of Residency Status

The country is the first E.U. nation to make such a move. Many Syrians say that returning to their native country isn’t an option, and rights groups warn that the policy will tear some families apart.

#asylum-right-of, #denmark, #deportation, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria

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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.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #central-america, #democratic-party, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

This racist theory is rooted in white supremacist panic.

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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.

#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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White House Border Coordinator to Step Down

Roberta S. Jacobson’s departure comes amid the administration’s efforts to reduce the flow of immigration from Central America.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #harris-kamala-d, #immigration-and-emigration, #jacobson-roberta-s, #national-security-council, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Take Up Trump’s Fight, Leaving Policymaking Behind

The former president’s instincts for red-meat political fights over governing and policymaking have left party leaders in a state of confusion over what they stand for.

#conservatism-us-politics, #cotton-tom, #florida, #hutchinson-asa, #immigration-and-emigration, #katko-john-1962, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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With the U.S. Asylum System Closed to Many, Some Find Sanctuary in Mexico

A record number of people petitioned for asylum in Mexico last month, drawn by family ties and high approval rates — and discouraged by the difficulty of getting into the U.S.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico

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U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Consequences of Social Fragmentation

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted weaknesses of the international order, said the report, which is issued every four years.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #global-warming, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #intelligence-report, #international-trade-and-world-market, #national-intelligence-council, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away

Students are joining remote classes from outside the country. In one New Jersey school district, computers were traced to 24 countries on a day last month.

#computer-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

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The Larger Than Life Art Murals of El Paso

For the muralists of El Paso, immigration isn’t a “crisis.” It’s life.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #art, #el-paso-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #murals, #orozco-jose-clemente, #rivera-diego

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Parents of 445 Children Separated By Trump Still Not Found, Filing Says

Advocates and Biden administration officials say finding their families is difficult with each passing day.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #justice-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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A Lifetime of Reading Taught Min Jin Lee How to Write About Her Immigrant World

As a child, the novelist found consolation in books that embraced American rugged individualism and the Korean quest for knowledge. Those same books showed her how to honor the stories of the people she grew up with.

#asian-americans, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #libraries-and-librarians, #maspeth-queens-ny, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

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Their Lawsuit Prevented 400,000 Deportations. Now It’s Biden’s Call.

Trump tried to end a 30-year program that shielded migrants, many fleeing conditions that U.S. foreign policy helped foster. What does America owe them?

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #carter-jimmy, #el-salvador, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-international-relations

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‘We Are Doomed:’ Devastation from Storms Fuels Migration

Honduras has barely begun to recover from two hurricanes that hit late last year. With relatively little disaster relief from the U.S., many are heading for the border.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chamelecon-honduras, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #humanitarian-aid, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #immigration-and-emigration

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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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What’s Driving the Surge at the Southern Border?

Blaming the increase in arrivals on current immigration policy only papers over harder truths, experts say.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #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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‘Mommy, I Have Bad News’: For Child Migrants, Mexico Can Be the End of the Road

Thousands of children, most from Central America, are making their way to the border, many hoping to meet parents in the United States. But for those caught in Mexico, there is only near-certain deportation.

#children-and-childhood, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #foreign-workers, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #mexico, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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How N.Y.C.’s Population Expert Says the City Will Bounce Back

Joseph J. Salvo, who is retiring after nearly 30 years as New York City’s chief demographer, is optimistic about New York City’s recovery after the pandemic.

#census, #city-planning-department-nyc, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-city, #population, #salvo-joseph-j

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Boris Johnson’s Government Is Built on Cruelty

Determined to make good on the nativist promise of Brexit, it has embraced anti-migrant authoritarianism.

#asylum-right-of, #conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #johnson-boris, #patel-priti-1972

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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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Your Pandemic Baby’s Coming Out Party

Haven’t seen your family in a while? Have a grandchild you’ve never met? Visiting may be awkward at first but you can get through it.

#children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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In a Role Reversal, Asian-Americans Aim to Protect Their Parents From Hate

The conversations represent a fraught yet tender shift in the traditional parent-child dynamic.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #hate-crimes, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #taiwanese-americans

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Joe Biden Did Not Appear to Be a Master of Disguise

Whether you like him or hate him, the president isn’t quite who we thought he was.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #gun-control, #immigration-and-emigration, #raffensperger-brad, #truman-harry-s, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Bridging Time, Distance and Distrust, With Music

Neta Elkayam, an Israeli singer, plumbs the rich culture of the Moroccan Jews she descended from, and introduces it to new audiences in both countries.

#content-type-personal-profile, #elkayam-neta, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #morocco, #music, #politics-and-government

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Timing Is Everything, Biden Says, and ‘Politics Is the Art of the Possible’

In his first formal news conference since taking office, President Biden offered an early glimpse of the man who inhabits the Oval Office and his approach to the presidency.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #news-and-news-media, #obama-barack, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

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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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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 Families at U.S.-Mexico Border Deported by Surprise

When 149 migrants were escorted onto a bridge by U.S. Border Patrol agents, they had no idea where they were being taken. Many collapsed, crying, when they learned they were back in Mexico.

#border-patrol-us, #central-america, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #deportation, #el-paso-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico

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Democrats Confront a Surge at the Border

The House is passing popular legislation, but an influx of migrants at the border presents another conundrum.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In an Immigrant Family, the Tension Between Freedom and Duty

I lived without the societal pressures that would have existed for me in India. But when my father died, my sense of duty was profound.

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #cremation, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #immigration-and-emigration, #parenting

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Border Towns Brace for More Migrants as the Border Slowly Reopens

Small towns in Texas and Arizona are seeing dozens of migrants arriving each day, in some cases straining local resources. More are coming, federal officials warn.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #local-government, #mayorkas-alejandro, #texas

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House Votes to Give Millions of Dreamers and Farmworkers a Path to Citizenship

Democrats vowed the votes would be the first step toward enacting President Biden’s immigration agenda. But Republicans galvanized by border politics promised to stop even the most popular measures.

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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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The Growing Power of Asian-Americans in Georgia Now Comes With Fear

The killing of eight people in Atlanta and suburban Cherokee County has come amid a rising tide of anti-Asian incidents nationwide.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #cherokee-county-ga, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #south-korea, #vietnamese-americans

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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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In a Palace of Colonialism, a ‘Quiet Revolutionary’ Takes Charge

The academic and historian Pap Ndiaye wants to turn around an institution with a problematic legacy so it tells the story of France’s immigrants.

#africa, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #colonization, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #museums, #ndiaye-pap, #palais-de-la-porte-doree-paris-france, #race-and-ethnicity

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