Tag: Immigration and Emigration

9-Year-Old Girl Was Detained at Border for 30 Hours Despite Being a U.S. Citizen

A 9-year-old United States citizen was detained at a Southern California border checkpoint for more than 30 hours this week while the authorities said they worked to verify her identity. The girl, identified by NBC 7 San Diego as Julia Isabel Amparo Medina, had been making her daily commute from Tijuana, Mexico — where she […]

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Border Patrol Facilities in Texas Are Overflowing, Prompting Mass Releases in Border Cities

MCALLEN, Tex. — Border Patrol detention centers in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley have soared well past their capacity in recent days, prompting mass releases of migrants onto the streets as local leaders scramble to house and feed hundreds of new arrivals daily. “They’re as stressed as we are,” Jim Darling, mayor of the South Texas […]

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Democrats’ Immigration Confusion

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The Democratic Party no longer has a clear policy on immigration. It used to, not so long ago. The party’s leaders knew what they favored and felt comfortable saying so. Their platform generally included: 1) a path […]

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Why Jacinda Ardern Matters

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has been exemplary in her response to the massacre in Christchurch, where 50 Muslims were killed in two mosques by an Australian white supremacist and his accomplices. Ms. Arden provided a frame for national grief by embracing the Muslim immigrant community and by […]

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Money Raised for ‘Egg Boy’ Will Be Donated to New Zealand Victims

SYDNEY, Australia — Money raised for a teenager who shot to worldwide fame after smashing an egg on the head of an Australian far-right politician will go toward the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings, according to his fund-raising page. On Tuesday morning, a GoFundMe page for Will Connolly, now commonly known as Egg […]

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The Anatomy of White Terror

Before he allegedly killed 50 Muslims praying at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, reportedly posted a 74-page manifesto titled “The Great Replacement” online. In his tract, Mr. Tarrant wrote that he had only one true inspiration: the Norwegian political terrorist, Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in […]

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The 8-Year-Old Homeless Refugee Chess Champion

In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams from a troubled resident. The boy is a Nigerian refugee with an uncertain future, but he is beaming. He can’t stop grinning because the awkward load is a huge trophy, almost […]

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One Dept. Limited Their Protections. Another Singled Out Their Countries for Rights Violations.

WASHINGTON — In announcing the United States’ annual list of the world’s worst human rights violations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this past week singled out South Sudan and Nicaragua for government-sanctioned atrocities against their own people. Over the past year in South Sudan, Mr. Pompeo said, “military forces waged sexual violence against civilians based […]

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Australian Senator Hit With Egg After Blaming Immigration for Mosque Attacks

An anti-immigration lawmaker in Australia who has been criticized for blaming Muslim immigration for Friday’s New Zealand shootings struck a teenager who smashed an egg on his head in Melbourne on Saturday. In video footage on the Facebook page of the senator, Fraser Anning, the teenager can be seen approaching him as he speaks to […]

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Dissecting the Dreams of Brexit Britain

The June 2016 Brexit referendum left Britain a divided nation. That much we know. But the referendum didn’t create division. It exposed something that was already there, latent. This was hard to see if you attended to people’s conventional political views about taxation or public spending; even the issue of immigration, by itself, wasn’t “it.” […]

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Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Rejects Border Emergency

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting legislation that opposed his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border. The bill blocking Mr. Trump’s emergency declaration had attracted significant Republican support in Congress. “Today I am vetoing this resolution,” Mr. Trump told reporters […]

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New Zealand Massacre Highlights Global Reach of White Extremism

The massacre of 49 people in New Zealand on Friday highlights the contagious ways in which extreme right ideology and violence have spread in the 21st century — even to a country that had not experienced a mass shooting for more than two decades, and which is rarely associated with the extreme right. New Zealand […]

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New Zealand Muslims Await Word From Mosque Attacks: ‘Everybody Knew Each Other’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Muslims across New Zealand — members of a small, closely knit community of about 50,000 — were struggling to learn on Friday whether their loved ones were among the victims of an attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. “Nobody’s answering their phones,” said Nasreen Hanif, a spokeswoman for […]

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Three Generations of a Canadian Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash

BRAMPTON, Ontario — It was supposed to be a dream family vacation. An immigrant grandfather eager to set foot on African soil after an absence of 30 years. A doting mother determined to show her Canadian daughters where she came from. Two teenage girls giddy at the prospect of seeing […]

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For Americans, Travel to Europe Will Be Slightly More Complicated

United States citizens wishing to visit or travel to the majority of the European Union nations after January 2021 will have to register online and pay a small fee as part of a new security system intended to screen visa-free travelers. What’s changing? Starting on Jan. 1, 2021, American citizens […]

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Migrant Family Separations Haven’t Stopped Despite Rollback of Policy

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nearly nine months after the Trump administration officially rescinded its policy of separating migrant families who have illegally crossed the border, more than 200 migrant children have been taken from parents and other relatives and placed in institutional care, with some spending months in shelters and foster […]

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Anti-Immigration Groups See Trump’s Calls for More Legal Immigrants as a Betrayal

WASHINGTON — For months, President Trump has been railing about the urgent need for a wall to protect against what he calls “an invasion” of illegal immigrants flooding across the southwestern border. But he has also been delivering another message: “We need workers,” he told a group of activists recently. […]

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U.S. Tracked Activists and Journalists as Migrant Caravans Headed to the Border

LOS ANGELES — In an attempt to determine who was behind the caravans that were bringing large numbers of migrants from Central America to the southwest border, the Trump administration created a list of activists and journalists whom they subjected to additional scrutiny when they entered the United States last […]

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Census Bureau Will Ask for Federal Files on Noncitizens

The Census Bureau will tap Department of Homeland Security files on millions of immigrants, including noncitizens, as part of its data collection for the 2020 census, bureau officials said Thursday. The move comes as the Trump administration faces court challenges to its efforts to add a citizenship question to the […]

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Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Chief, Cites ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ on Southern Border

WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, on Wednesday implored Congress to confront what she called a “humanitarian catastrophe” on the southern border by supporting President Trump’s call for a border wall and changing laws to crack down on asylum-seekers and illegal border-crossers. In her first congressional appearance since […]

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Kirstjen Nielsen to Testify on Immigration Policy Before House Committee

WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, will be pressed on Wednesday about the Trump administration’s family separation policy, the deaths of migrant children in federal custody and President Trump’s claim of a national emergency at the border. Ms. Nielsen, who will testify before the House Homeland Security Committee, […]

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More Migrants Are Crossing the Border This Year. What’s Changed?

President Trump has tried to halt the arrival of undocumented migrants by beefing up border security, limiting who qualifies for asylum and, for a while, separating migrant children from their parents at the border. However, figures released on Tuesday suggest that those measures are failing to deter tens of thousands […]

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