Tag: Deportation

Trump Says Administration Will Try Again to End DACA

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday that he will once again attempt to end a program designed to protect young immigrants from deportation, one day after the Supreme Court said his earlier efforts to do so were arbitrary and improper. In September 2017, Mr. Trump moved to terminate the Obama-era program known as Deferred Action […]

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Trump Says Administration Will Try Again to End ‘Dreamers’ Program

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday that he will once again attempt to end a program designed to protect young immigrants from deportation, one day after the Supreme Court said his earlier efforts to do so were arbitrary and improper. In September 2017, Mr. Trump moved to terminate the Obama-era program known as Deferred Action […]

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Why the Supreme Court DACA Ruling Affects Us All

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled, by a narrow majority, that the Trump administration could not immediately shut down Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that protects about 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation. The ruling sits at the discomfiting intersection of my professional practice and my long-hidden personal history. But for […]

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More Than 900 Children Have Been Expelled Under a Pandemic Border Policy

The last time Sandra Rodríguez saw her son Gerson, she bent down to look him in the eye. “Be good,” she said, instructing him to behave when he encountered Border Patrol agents on the other side of the river in the United States, and when he was reunited with his uncle in Houston. The 10-year-old […]

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Trump’s Deportation Flights Are Inflaming the Pandemic

In the midst of a historic pandemic, an ICE Air flight to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, left Alexandria, Louisiana, on Monday morning, with some 50 Haitian nationals aboard. For James, one of the passengers, the flight was the culmination of a multiyear nightmare in the United States. (James is not his real name, which we are withholding […]

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Trump Is Using the Coronavirus to Flout Immigration Laws

For more than a month, under the guise of fighting the coronavirus, the Trump administration has used the nation’s public health laws as a pretext for summarily deporting refugees and children at the border. This new border policy runs roughshod over legal rights, distracts from meaningful measures to prevent spread of the coronavirus and undermines […]

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Before Covid-19, Trump Aide Sought to Use Disease to Close Borders

From the early days of the Trump administration, Stephen Miller, the president’s chief adviser on immigration, has repeatedly tried to use an obscure law designed to protect the nation from diseases overseas as a way to tighten the borders. The question was, which disease? Mr. Miller pushed for invoking the president’s broad public health powers […]

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The Mission to Hunt Nazis Has Become a Race Against Time

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — It is perhaps fitting that the decades-long search for Nazi collaborators living on United States soil may have reached its conclusion — or something close to it — in a small city, in an unremarkable ranch house on an equally unremarkable cul-de-sac. By many accounts, the man living inside that house […]

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‘Flood the Streets’: ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities With Increased Surveillance

Intensifying its enforcement in so-called sanctuary cities across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun 24-hour-a-day surveillance operations around the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants. The agency plans to deploy hundreds of additional officers in unmarked cars in the coming weeks to increase arrests in cities where local law enforcement agencies do not […]

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Immigrants Could Face Nearly $1,000 Charge to Appeal Deportation Orders

Immigrants who hope to challenge their deportation orders could be charged nearly $1,000 to go to court under a proposed new regulation unveiled on Thursday, a nearly tenfold increase that immigration lawyers warn could make deportation appeals much more difficult to pursue. The new fee schedule is the latest in a series of moves by […]

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Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement. The specially trained officers are being sent to cities including Chicago and New York […]

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The Supreme Court in the Mean Season

The Freudian concept of psychological projection refers to the behavior of people who, unable to acknowledge their own weaknesses, ascribe those same failings to others. President Trump provides a striking example in his multiple post-impeachment rants calling those who sought his removal “vicious” and “mean.” His choice of the word “mean” caught my attention, because […]

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An ICE Officer Shot a Man in the Face. Who Is to Blame?

Gaspar Avendaño Hernández left his home in Brooklyn early last Thursday to go to his construction job. But Mr. Avendaño, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who had previously been deported in 2011 after pleading guilty to an assault charge only to return, did not get far. He was confronted outside his house by federal immigration officers […]

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An ICE Agent Shot a Brooklyn Man in the Face, Reports Say

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent reportedly shot a man in the face while trying to serve a deportation order in Brooklyn Thursday morning. The agent was attempting to arrest and deport Gaspar Avendano-Hernandez, a 33-year-old man who immigration officials described as having been “twice-removed” […]

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Governor Cuomo, Pardon This Man

When Shayquana Frazier was a toddler, she would visit her father, Tyrone Abraham, in a floating jail near Rikers Island. Once, after an hourlong visitation, a corrections officer led Mr. Abraham into a room to be searched for contraband. His daughter began to cry. “She pulled away from her mother and ran back,” Mr. Abraham […]

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Palantir’s CEO Finally Admits to Helping ICE Deport Undocumented Immigrants

In a CNBC interview at Davos, Palantir CEO Alex Karp admitted that his company “[finds] people in our country who are undocumented.” For years, Palantir has attempted to deny or downplay any role in those operations by pointing to the two wings of ICE, which deal with “criminal investigations” and immigration enforcement. Palantir, a technology […]

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