Tag: Deportation

‘A Constant Game of Musical Chairs’ Amid Another Homeland Security Shake-Up

WASHINGTON — Turmoil intensified on Tuesday inside the agency responsible for securing the nation’s borders as a top official was replaced by an immigration hard-liner and former Fox News contributor who last week pushed for nationwide deportations. That hard-liner, Mark Morgan, will take over as the head of Customs and Border Protection in July, administration […]

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Mark Morgan to Lead Customs and Border Protection in Latest Shake-Up During Migrant Crisis

WASHINGTON — Chaos intensified on Tuesday inside the agency responsible for securing the nation’s borders as a top official was replaced by an immigration hard-liner and former Fox News contributor who last week pushed for nationwide deportations. Mark Morgan, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director who pushed for raids to deport undocumented families, will […]

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Emergency Aid for Migrants Badly Divides Democrats

WASHINGTON — Congress is trying to rush $4.5 billion in emergency humanitarian aid to the southwestern border while placing new restrictions on President Trump’s immigration crackdown, spurred on by disturbing images of suffering migrant families and of children living in squalor in overcrowded detention facilities. But with a House vote on the package planned for […]

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There’s No Excuse for Mistreating Children at the Border. Here’s What To Do About It.

From his promise of a “beautiful wall” to his false alarms about caravans of alien marauders at the gate, President Trump has exploited immigration as his marquee issue. He is right, there is a crisis: Not of undocumented immigrants or thousands seeking refuge, as the president would have it, but a crisis of American values, […]

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Trump Says He’ll Delay Deportation Operation Aimed at Undocumented Families

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday delayed plans for nationwide raids to deport undocumented families, but threatened to have Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents resume the raids in two weeks if Democrats do not submit to changes in asylum law they have long opposed. Immigration agents were planning to sweep into immigrant communities in 10 […]

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U.K. Tribute to ‘Windrush’ Generation Draws Criticism

LONDON — Britain on Saturday honored members of the so-called Windrush generation, people from the Caribbean who were encouraged to migrate here to help the country rebuild after World War II, but struggled to prove their citizenship in a recent immigration crackdown. On Saturday, which was declared the first National Windrush Day, Prime Minister Theresa […]

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ICE Is Expected to Begin Operation on Sunday Targeting 2,000 Immigrant Family Members

WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to send agents into communities on Sunday morning to begin a coordinated operation deporting undocumented immigrant family members across the country, according to two Department of Homeland Security officials. The effort has been planned as a show of force to deter migration to the southwestern border, but […]

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Immigration Agency Says It Plans Deportation Operation Aimed at Undocumented Families

WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said on Wednesday that he would follow through with plans to send agents into communities to round up and deport undocumented families, in the Trump administration’s latest attempt to deter large-scale migration of Central Americans to the southwest border. The acting director, Mark […]

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ICE Signals Mass Immigration Arrests, but Not the ‘Millions’ Trump Promised

WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent days has bulked up the branch responsible for carrying out deportations in preparation for the mass arrests of undocumented immigrants, two Department of Homeland Security officials said on Tuesday, adding that the agency could not immediately deport “millions of illegal aliens” as President Trump had promised the […]

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Pressured by Trump, Mexico Cracks Down on Migrants

TAPACHULA, Mexico — They arrived at dusk, dressed for combat, pouring from government vehicles. A phalanx of military and police personnel swarmed a small hotel in the center of Tapachula, this scrappy city near Mexico’s border with Guatemala. Their target: undocumented migrants. Agents rushed door to door, hauling people away, while migrants shouted or ran […]

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‘I Was Gone from the World and Nobody Noticed’: One Woman’s Story of Being Trapped by NXIVM

A stock image of a woman in semi restrictive confinement, as Daniela described in court. Christoph Hetzmannseder/Getty Images A woman who spent nearly two years in a room with virtually no contact with the outside world testified this week about why she had no choice but to stay put on the orders of a jealous […]

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Denmark Rejects Final Asylum Appeal by Afghan Woman With Dementia

COPENHAGEN — Zarmena Waziri once fought for women’s rights in Afghanistan, but now, at age 72, she is a refugee in Denmark living with increasingly advanced dementia — and is facing possible deportation within weeks. Ms. Waziri’s repeated requests for asylum since November 2012 have been denied by the Danish government, which on May 15 […]

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