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

Afghan Refugees Find a Firm and Unfriendly Border in Turkey

Even before the last week’s harrowing scenes at the Kabul airport, thousands of Afghans were fleeing over land through Iran to Turkey. But they are being pushed back.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #deportation, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #european-union, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #iran, #merkel-angela, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #turkey

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.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #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, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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 Faces New Pressure on Immigration

A monthly surge in migrants and a ruling against a program that protects young immigrants underscored the difficult choices the president is confronting on an issue that could shape his legacy.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mexico, #texas, #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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #breastfeeding, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Migrant Children Still Vex Biden

The Biden administration’s drive to empty detention centers at the border has created new concerns as children fill emergency shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #health-and-human-services-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #office-of-refugee-resettlement, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Japan Is Shaken After a Detainee, Wasting Away, Dies Alone in Her Cell

Critics of the country’s immigration system say the death reveals an opaque and capricious bureaucracy with nearly unchecked power over foreigners caught inside it.

#asylum-right-of, #deaths-fatalities, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #japan

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.

#divincenzo-joseph-n-jr, #essex-county-nj, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #politics-and-government

U.S. Shows Progress in Moving Migrant Children From Border Jails

New government statistics show a backlog of migrant children being held at Border Patrol facilities contrary to law has greatly diminished.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #child-custody-and-support, #health-and-human-services-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #united-states-politics-and-government

Covid on the Border: Migrants Aren’t Tested on Arrival in U.S.

The Border Patrol says it has insufficient time and space to conduct coronavirus testing at crowded processing stations. Officials in border cities fear further spread of the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #tests-medical

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

How ICE’s Mishandling of Covid-19 Fueled Outbreaks Around the Country

To date, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reported over 12,000 virus cases. Our investigation found that the impact of infection extended beyond U.S. detention centers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ice, #immigration-detention

House Votes to Restrict President’s Powers on Travel Bans

The No Ban Act would curb the president’s expansive power to control immigration and bar restrictions on the basis of religion. It faces steep obstacles in the Senate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #law-and-legislation, #muslims-and-islam, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands of Migrant Children Detained in Resumption of Trump-Era Policies

President Biden vowed to create a humane approach to immigration. But thousands of children who crossed the border alone are being confined in government shelters.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Undoing Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Mean Looking at the Fine Print

Hundreds of little-noticed but consequential revisions to the U.S. immigration system will remain in place unless President Biden’s team specifically looks for — and roots out — the changes.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #miller-stephen-1985, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Risking Everything to Come to America on the Open Ocean

The border with Mexico extends well beyond the desert. Tighter enforcement on land has driven record numbers of migrants to attempt dangerous crossings by water.

#california, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mexico, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #san-diego-calif, #smuggling

Trump Loyalists Across Homeland Security Could Vex Biden’s Immigration Policies

President Biden and his new secretary of homeland security are already facing resistance from immigration agents empowered by Donald J. Trump to take their gloves off.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mayorkas-alejandro, #united-states-politics-and-government

Federal Court Lifts Block on Trump Policy Expelling Migrant Children at the Border

The prospect of border agents again turning away children is likely to renew pressure on the Biden administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #united-states-politics-and-government

Locked Up in a Hotel for a Year, Then a Sudden Taste of Freedom

Asylum seekers detained in Australian hotels, deprived of sunlight and sometimes fresh air, had no idea how long their ordeal would last. For some, it’s now over.

#accor-sa, #asylum-right-of, #australia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #manus-island-papua-new-guinea, #nauru

What Did Museum Sign Up For: Exhibition or Investigation?

As part of an exhibition at Miami Dade College’s art museum, Forensic Architecture planned to examine the treatment of migrant children at a nearby facility. The pandemic is only one reason that never happened.

#art, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #forensic-architecture, #homestead-fla, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-detention, #knight-john-s-and-james-l-foundation, #miami-fla, #miami-dade-college, #museums, #weizman-eyal

Families at Border Present Familiar Test for Biden’s Homeland Security Pick

The Biden administration will be expected to balance demands for more lenient policies with moderates’ concerns that any show of tolerance could lead to more illegal migration.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mayorkas-alejandro, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

Why Doesn’t the U.S. Give Flu Vaccines to Migrant Children?

Despite a readily available vaccine, it’s not being given to migrant children.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #influenza, #mexico, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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

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

Rod Rosenstein Was Just Doing His Job

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

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Immigrants Say They Were Pressured Into Unneeded Surgeries

Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #surgery-and-surgeons, #whistle-blowers

ICE Detainees in Georgia Say They Had Unneeded Surgeries

Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #surgery-and-surgeons, #whistle-blowers

Inquiry Ordered Into Claims Immigrants Had Unwanted Gynecology Procedures

Members of Congress and the D.H.S. are investigating claims by a nurse and lawyers that immigrant detainees in Georgia were complaining of unwanted procedures and rough treatment.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #infertility, #whistle-blowers, #women-and-girls

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

A Private Security Company Is Detaining Migrant Children at Hotels

Under emergency coronavirus orders, the Trump administration is using hotels across the country to hold migrant children and families before expelling them.

#american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deportation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #hampton-inns, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention

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

Refugee and Author Long Detained by Australia Gets Asylum in New Zealand

Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian exile, said the news showed the vast differences between the two neighboring countries on human rights.

#asylum-right-of, #australia, #boochani-behrouz, #books-and-literature, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #iran, #kurds, #manus-island-papua-new-guinea, #nauru, #new-zealand, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

“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

After an Arrest at a Black Lives Matter Protest: Deportation Proceedings

A Phoenix activist was supporting one cause, and caught up in the unresolved fight of another.

#arizona, #arpaio-joseph-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #penzone-paul, #phoenix-ariz, #police-reform, #puente-human-rights-movement