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.

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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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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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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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Migrant Children Deserve Better

To simply return to the failed model of child detention is a missed opportunity to meaningfully reimagine our immigration system.

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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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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

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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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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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How ICE Helped Spread the Coronavirus

The New York Times, in collaboration with The Marshall Project, investigated how Immigration and Customs Enforcement became a domestic and global spreader of the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deportation, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #trump-donald-j

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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 Exploits the Coronavirus Pandemic to Hurt Immigrant Children

The Trump administration is flouting the law to turn away minors in desperate need of protection.

#asylum-right-of, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention

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Why Is the United States Exporting Coronavirus?

Holding asylum seekers, immigrants and others in facilities where the virus easily spreads only to later send them to other nations is a public health hazard — here and abroad.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention

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When the Price of Freedom Is Detention, Frostbite and Amputation

“Between Everything and Nothing,” by Joe Meno, recounts the harrowing quest by two Ghanaian men to gain asylum in North America.

#accra-ghana, #between-everything-and-nothing-the-journey-of-seidu-mohammed-and-razak-iyal-and-the-quest-for-asylum-book, #books-and-literature, #canada, #ghana, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #iyal-razak, #meno-joe, #mohammed-seidu, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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‘Everybody Was Sick’: Inside an ICE Detention Center

Like jails, ICE facilities are faced with tough decisions as to how to keep their dense populations safe.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #bergen-county-jail, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-detention-center, #essex-county-correctional-facility, #government-accountability-project, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #new-jersey

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Trump Is Using the Coronavirus to Flout Immigration Laws

Refugees and unaccompanied children are the targets of summary border expulsions.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #canada, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deportation, #epidemics, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #medicine-and-health, #mexico, #obama-barack, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Legalize ‘Essential’ Coronavirus Workers

If Americans don’t want to go hungry, we need these workers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #shortages

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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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Save a Life From Coronavirus: Bail Someone Out of Jail Today

Covid-19 is an unfolding catastrophe in America’s houses of detention.

#bail, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #criminal-justice, #deaths-fatalities, #immigration-detention, #new-york-city, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #united-states, #vera-institute-of-justice

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