Tag: Deportation

ICE Deported Him to a Country He’d Never Seen. He Died 2 Months Later.

ERBIL, Iraq — Life was already a struggle for Jimmy Aldaoud. He was bipolar and schizophrenic, and battled depression and diabetes. He got into trouble, frequently landing in jail or on the street in and around Detroit, where he grew up. Then, in June, he was deported to Iraq, and life got even more difficult. He […]

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Joe Biden Is Learning That Liberals Eat Their Own

As a conservative watching the Democratic debates, one of the most astonishing aspects of the multicandidate assault on Joe Biden was that the case against him seems to be based in large measure on his role in two generations of Democratic victories. His “crimes” consist partly in playing crucial roles in the political successes of […]

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Germany Trained and Hired Asylum Seekers, Then Started Deporting Them

TETTNANG, Germany — Four years after he stepped off a train in Munich looking for asylum, Abdoulie Barry speaks German, rents an apartment and holds a full-time job at an outdoor sporting goods manufacturer. He is punctual and conscientious, his boss says, and pays taxes and welfare contributions. But both he and his employer know […]

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An American Middle Schooler, Orphaned by Deportation

After color-guard practice one fall Wednesday, Fanny’s coach caught her in the parking lot getting into an Uber and wanted to know why. Fanny was still in seventh grade, a cadet on the junior team, and in the Atlanta suburb where she had spent her whole life, parents, not taxis, usually waited in the school […]

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The Human Cost of Fast-Track Deportation

The Trump administration’s expansion of the use of fast-track deportations through “expedited removal” will create a “show me your papers” regime nationwide in which people — including citizens — may be forced to quickly prove they should not be deported. This policy allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement to quickly deport someone without going before an […]

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More Than 2,000 Migrants Were Targeted in Raids. 35 Were Arrested.

More than 2,000 migrants who were in the United States illegally were targeted in widely publicized raids that unfolded across the country last week. But figures the government provided to The New York Times on Monday show that just 35 people were detained in the operation. President Trump had touted the raids — called Operation […]

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Trump Administration to Expand Fast-Tracked Deportations Across the U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Monday it would speed the deportations of undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they have been in the United States for more than two years, allowing federal agents to arrest and deport people without a hearing before a judge. The shift, published in the Federal Register, will more aggressively […]

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What Happens After an ICE Raid? Explaining the Deportation Process

With a series of coordinated deportation actions targeting recently arrived families from Central America, the federal authorities intend to arrest at least 2,000 people who are not eligible to remain in the country. The operations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents began over the weekend in places like New York, Florida and Illinois, and it […]

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‘Nobody Opened the Door’: Neighbors Rally During an ICE Raid in Houston

HOUSTON — The immigration raid early Monday morning at the El Paraiso Apartments in Houston was not exactly a major victory for immigration enforcement. It was foiled, in part, by 19-year-old Kaylin Garcia. Shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, Ms. Garcia was sitting in her car near her family’s apartment, in a largely Hispanic section of […]

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Waiting for the Immigration Raids

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher This past weekend, immigration officials were scheduled to begin arresting and deporting thousands of undocumented immigrants who had been ordered to leave the United States but had remained. On Friday evening, we spoke to one woman […]

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All Presidents Are Deporters in Chief

Every person who assumes the title of president of the United States also takes on the role of deporter in chief. That’s because the office comes with the responsibility to enforce the nation’s laws — laws that require that the borders be secure and that some of the people who aren’t legally authorized to live […]

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With ICE Raids Looming, Immigrants Worry: ‘Every Time Someone Knocks, You Get Scared’

All week, Veronica had distracted herself from a constant barrage of news about a series of coordinated immigration raids that the Trump administration planned to begin this weekend in cities across the country. She worked late every night, preparing for a weeklong family vacation to Florida to visit Disney World and go fishing. She booked […]

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Trump Again Threatens ‘Major Operation’ Against Undocumented Migrants

WASHINGTON — President Trump said nationwide raids to arrest and deport undocumented migrants would begin on Sunday in a sweep that immigration officials said could roll out over days, echoing a similar threat last month that was never carried out. “Nothing to be secret about,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday […]

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ICE Is Dangerously Inaccurate

Tracy Nuetzi, a Trump voter and resident of Florida, was an American citizen for 60 years, until the country decided she wasn’t. “I thought, ‘This is a mistake, this must be a mistake,’” she said. Ms. Nuetzi spent nearly a year, from December 2017 to November 2018, trying to prove she was an American, and […]

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U.S. Prepares to Arrest Thousands of Immigrant Family Members

Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation, the final details of which remain in flux. The operation, backed by President Trump, had been postponed, partly because of resistance among […]

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Border Arrests Drop by 28% in June in First Decline of the Year

WASHINGTON — Arrests at the southwestern border dropped by 28 percent in June, according to the Department of Homeland Security, signaling the first time this year that the number of border crossings declined. The department said that 104,344 arrests occurred in June, down from 144,278 in May — the highest monthly total in 13 years. […]

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Student Deported From North Korea Says He’s ‘Pretty Obviously’ Not a Spy

SEOUL, South Korea — An Australian student who was deported from North Korea denied on Tuesday that he had been spying against the isolated country and said he was sad that he might never be able to go there again. The student, Alek Sigley, 29, a graduate student in Korean literature at Kim Il-sung University […]

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You Don’t Have to Go to the Border to See Cruelty to Immigrants

I love New York, despite the new ways it finds to wreck my head every day. Right now, dating and the subway are causing me trouble; both involve long and inexplicable delays, strange, unexpected smells, and a sense of rage that I’m not sure who to blame for. “Cuomo, you’ll pay for this,” I mutter […]

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North Korea Accuses Expelled Australian Student of Spying

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Saturday that Alek Sigley, the Australian student whom it deported this past week, had been a spy who admitted to “systematically” collecting information about the isolated country, with a state news agency reporting that he had been “caught red-handed.” Mr. Sigley, 29, a graduate student in Korean […]

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Ordered Deported, Migrants Hit With Fines Running Into Hundreds of Thousands

Edith Espinal spends her days praying, reading and, when feeling brave, taking short accompanied walks outside the Mennonite church in Columbus, Ohio, where she has been living for 21 months. Church leaders have been protecting Ms. Espinal, who crossed illegally into the United States more than two decades ago, while she fights a deportation order. […]

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