‘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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U.S. to Begin Allowing Migrants to Apply for Asylum Under a New System

The rollout of the process for some arrivals at the southwestern border will be small, but could represent the tip of broad changes to the asylum system.

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Republicans Wrongly Tie Biden Immigration Policies to Baby Formula Shortage

A lawsuit settlement requires the federal government to provide water and food, including formula, to detained migrant children.

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Is Biden’s Immigration Reform Too Little Too Late?

How much of the blame does he deserve, and how much more can he do?

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How Infighting Over the Border Divided the Biden White House

The Biden administration has furiously debated how — and whether — to unravel Trump-era immigration policies.

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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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Anna Sorokin on the ‘Free Anna Delvey’ Exhibition and Making Art

The group art show, “Free Anna Delvey,” is only the beginning for the imprisoned fake heiress.

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Anna Sorokin Talks About Making Art

The group art show, “Free Anna Delvey,” is only the beginning for the imprisoned fake heiress.

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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

These Syrian Refugees Can’t Stay in Denmark, but They Can’t Go Home

Dozens of Syrian asylum seekers are stuck in limbo after the Danish authorities decided it was safe for them to go back home and stripped their residency permits.

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

Democrats Ask Biden to Review Treatment of Black Migrants

Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, is among 100 Democrats seeking a review of how Black migrants are treated by the immigration enforcement system.

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Novak Djokovic and Global Pandemic Morality

The move to deport Novak Djokovic is not just an exercise of Australian law. It represents an enforcement of collectivist values against an athlete who sought to play by his own rules.

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Supreme Court Weighs Jailed Immigrants’ Rights to Bail Hearings

Lawyers for the federal government said immigrants detained for months while they fight deportation are not entitled to seek release from immigration judges.

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How the ‘Djokovic Affair’ Came Back to Bite Australia’s Prime Minister

Scott Morrison thought he had a political winner. Now, with an election looming, Australians debate their government’s fairness and competence.

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Australia Court Hears Novak Djokovic’s Appeal

His lawyer argued that the tennis star had met all government requirements before flying to the country to compete in the Australian Open.

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Many Migrants Are Quickly Expelled, but Others Can Stay. Here’s Why.

The Biden administration is fighting to preserve Title 42, a public health rule that turns back families at the border during the pandemic. But some have been allowed to stay in the United States, despite the rule.

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Ahead of Summit, U.S. Deported Chinese Nationals, and China Let an American Leave

The moves seemed aimed at untangling diplomatic knots as the two countries are clashing over human rights abuses, economic policies and much more.

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Immigration Detainees Are Owed $17 Million in Back Pay, Jury Says

The detainees had been working for $1 a day in a for-profit detention center in Tacoma, Wash., a labor practice that a federal jury said violated state law.

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Another Attempt to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Immigration Policy

A court ordered the administration in August to reinstate the program, which forces some migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are pending.

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Families Separated at Border Under Trump Policy May Each Receive Up to $450,000

After the Trump administration separated migrant parents from children at the southern border, President Biden pledged to make it up to the families.

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For Haitians at the Border, Is Biden Any Better Than Trump?

The president promised a “humane” immigration policy. Images of U.S. agents menacing Haitians at the border tell a different story.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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