Tag: Asylum, Right of

Gift of a Stethoscope to a Refugee Child Inspired a Career of Caring

CHESTER, England — When Waheed Arian was 5, his father knelt by his side and handed him a big, colorful kite. That small moment, in Afghanistan, seared itself into the son’s memory. “I was a child born into war, “ said Dr. Arian, now 39 and a medical doctor. “I had no idea what normality […]

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México investiga como homicidio las muertes de las víctimas del incendio en Ciudad Juárez

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, México — Las autoridades mexicanas anunciaron el miércoles que investigan un incendio en un centro de detención de migrantes en Ciudad Juárez como un caso de homicidio, al indicar que trabajadores gubernamentales y empleados de seguridad privada no habían permitido que los detenidos escaparan del siniestro que mató al menos a 39 personas. […]

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Mexico Investigates Migrant Deaths in Border City Fire as Homicide Case

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Mexican officials announced on Wednesday that they were investigating a fire at a migrant detention center in Ciudad Juárez as a homicide case, saying that government workers and private security employees had not allowed detainees to escape from the blaze that killed at least 39 people. The authorities, in a news conference, said they had identified […]

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U.S. Border Policies Have Created a Backup of Migrants in Mexico

A series of tough new border policies have sharply reduced the number of migrants crossing into the United States to their lowest levels since President Biden took office, but the measures have created a combustible bottleneck along Mexico’s northern border, with tens of thousands of frustrated migrants languishing in overcrowded shelters from Tijuana to Reynosa. […]

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Migrants on Foot Make Last Dash Into Canada Before Rules Tighten

At precisely midnight, two officers pulled a black tarp and plastic sheet off a newly erected sign at what has been the most famous unofficial border crossing in Canada, Roxham Road. “STOP. DO NOT CROSS,” it told asylum seekers in French and English, warning that if they did come into Canada, they might be sent […]

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U.S. and Canada Reach an Agreement on Turning Away Asylum Seekers

One issue that would be raised in this context, Ms. Blais said, is that of the critical minerals that power electric vehicle batteries, like lithium, nickel, graphite and cobalt. China dominates the global processing of these important materials, and U.S. officials have begun holding talks with allies about new sourcing arrangements. Canada has large reserves […]

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How Manhattan Hotels Became Refuges for Thousands of Migrants

Just steps from Times Square and surrounded by Broadway theaters, the Row NYC hotel advertises itself as “more New York than New York,” bringing together “urban grit with grandeur.” But for months, it has been at the center of a humanitarian crisis. It is one of about 100 hotels and other facilities, from iconic skyscrapers […]

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Migration Tops Agenda as Biden Visits Canada

OTTAWA — Nearly every day at Roxham Road, people cross over from the United States into the arms of the Canadian police and ask for asylum. When President Biden arrives in Canada’s capital on Thursday for his first visit to the country since taking the Oval Office, the influx of migrants at that road, an […]

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On Italy’s Coast, Empathy Mixes With Frustration After Migrant Tragedy

In the weeks since Vincenzo Luciano pulled a dozen bodies from the rough sea in southern Italy, he has kept a careful eye on the beach, now strewn with jackets and sneakers, for the missing son of a shipwreck survivor he promised to help find. On Wednesday, Mr. Luciano, a 50-year-old fisherman, watched from a […]

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We Should Give Up the Fantasy of Solving the Border Crisis

How did President Biden go from denouncing the immigration policies of his predecessor to following in his footsteps by proposing a regulation that would make the vast majority of current asylum-seekers ineligible? How did he go from decrying the detention of immigrant families to contemplating the mass use of it? The answer is simple: The […]

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BBC Suspends Host Gary Lineker Over Immigration Comments

A soccer program that has been a mainstay on British television since the 1960s was thrown into turmoil on Friday after the BBC suspended the program’s host, the former English soccer star Gary Lineker, over comments that he made criticizing the Conservative government’s plan to stop asylum seekers who arrive on boats across the English […]

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At the End of a Hard Journey, Migrants Face Another: Navigating Bureaucracy

A Homeland Security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal data, said that more than 46,000 migrants from over 85 countries had made appointments. Venezuelans and Haitians made up the nationalities of those who had secured the most appointments. Mr. Termulis eventually scheduled an interview for himself and his wife, but in […]

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Why Americans Love to Believe Liars Like George Santos

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Canadians Fume as Migrants Surge at Their Border

Hélène Gravel’s house sits on Roxham Road near Canada’s most famous illegal border crossing, used by migrants leaving the United States to seek asylum up north. She has watched with increasing frustration as a bitter winter has failed to staunch record inflows and as New York City even began buying bus tickets for migrants headed […]

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Why Brexit’s immigration politics have fizzled out

The special visa for people fleeing Hong Kong is an interesting example. Stephanie Schwartz, a political scientist at the London School of Economics who studies the politics of immigration, noted a striking lack of criticism or even public attention to that program, even though the government estimated that as many as 300,000 people would be […]

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Biden Administration Plans Crackdown on Migrant Child Labor

The Biden administration on Monday announced a wide crackdown on the labor exploitation of migrant children around the United States, including more aggressive investigations of companies benefiting from their work. The announcement came days after The New York Times published an investigation that revealed the growth of migrant child labor throughout the United States. Children, […]

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Biden Administration Announces New Border Crackdown

While still pledging to end the measure, the administration extended it to cover migrants from more countries. In early January, it unveiled a plan to use it to turn back a new flood of crossers from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, while simultaneously establishing a program that enabled nationals of those countries to apply for […]

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Greece Border Abuses Highlight Europe’s Clashing Priorities on Migration

The human rights chief of the European Union border agency said last year that it should stop operating in Greece because of serial abuses by Greek border guards, including violently pushing asylum seekers back to Turkey and separating migrant children from their parents, according to confidential documents reviewed by The New York Times. The E.U. […]

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Alejandro Mayorkas Is in GOP’s Cross Hairs Over Border Crisis

WASHINGTON — Shortly before the midterm elections, when Alejandro N. Mayorkas was hosting a routine town hall with senior staff members, one person addressed the elephant in the room: Does he plan to resign in the face of the Republican pledge to impeach him? Mr. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, did not hesitate: I’m not […]

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Why New York City’s Best Won’t Be Enough to Solve the Migrant Crisis

Since the governors of Texas and Florida began sending migrants northward in acts of political theater last spring, the city of New York has received close to 44,000 asylum seekers, a number greater than the populations of SoHo and TriBeCa combined. According to City Hall, there have been 12,000 new arrivals during the past month […]

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