Images of Border Patrol’s Treatment of Haitian Migrants Prompt Outrage

The footage offered a glimpse of the chaos that has been unfolding in Texas and called into question President Biden’s decision to swiftly deport thousands.

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Deported by U.S., Haitians Are in Shock: ‘I Don’t Know This Country’

Haitians who lived abroad for years have been returned to a country in crisis that they barely recognize — often, they say, without a hearing.

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Women in Afghanistan Wait for US Protection, as Promised

Afghan women who worked with the U.S. or international groups are frantically erasing any trace of those links for fear that they will be targeted by the Taliban.

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Touring the Border, Harris Asked Questions, and Had Few Answers

Advocates pushed the vice president to end Title 42, a Trump-era rule that allows the government to expel migrants for public health reasons.

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U.S. Grants Temporary Protections to Thousands of Haitians

The designation, which will be in place for 18 months, could protect as many as 150,000 Haitians living temporarily in the United States.

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White Supremacists Top Domestic Terror Threat, Officials Say

“The department is taking a new approach to addressing domestic violent extremism, both internally and externally,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas told senators.

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Overcrowded Border Jails Give Way to Packed Migrant Child Shelters

Federal documents indicate that while the Biden administration has cleared migrant children from border detention centers, now shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services are strained.

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Migrants Separated From Their Children Will Be Allowed Into U.S.

A handful of parents from Mexico and Central America who were deported under the Trump administration’s family separation policy will be reunited this week with their children.

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Homeland Security Will Assess How It Identifies Extremism in Its Ranks

The department that works to prevent domestic terrorism threats will conduct an internal review as part of a larger effort to combat extremist ideology in the federal government.

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An Early Promise Broken: Inside Biden’s Reversal on Refugees

What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump’s “racist” limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.

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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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‘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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Democrats Confront a Surge at the Border

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

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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.

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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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Surge in Migrants Defies Easy or Quick Solutions for Biden

The administration expects more apprehensions at the border this year than at any point in the past two decades. Enacting policy to deal with the problems faces deep-rooted political and logistical challenges.

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House Tackles Biden’s Immigration Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

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President Biden and Immigration: House Tackles Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

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Biden Grants Protections for Venezuelans to Remain in U.S.

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans can temporarily continue to live and work in the United States as the administration considers its next steps in the effort to force out Venezuela’s president.

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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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U.S. Seizes One Million More Counterfeit N95 Masks

Criminal charges are expected in the investigation, which brought the total number of seized masks to more than 11 million, the authorities said.

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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.

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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.

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Biden’s National Security Team Offers a Sharp Turn. But in Which Direction?

The picks are a repudiation of President Trump’s isolationism, but they will have to resolve tensions between an Obama-era approach and the “fresh thinking” the president-elect says he wants.

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Biden Will Nominate First Woman to Lead Intelligence, First Latino to Run Homeland Security

John Kerry, the former secretary of state, will be climate czar, according to the Biden transition team.

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