Tag: Illegal Immigration

Is America Becoming a Four-Party State?

In case you haven’t noticed, long-established political parties across the democratic world are blowing up, with Britain’s Labour Party just the latest to fracture. Could America’s parties be next? Could we have our first four-party election in 2020 — with candidates from the Donald Trump far right, the old G.O.P. center right, the Joe Biden […]

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Another Migrant With an Illness Has Died in Border Patrol Custody

A 45-year-old Mexican migrant died on Monday in the custody of United States Customs and Border Protection, an event that was sure to intensify pressure on an agency overwhelmed by record numbers of migrant families crossing the border, while its health and safety standards have come under harsh public scrutiny. The migrant, who was not […]

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16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall

WASHINGTON — A coalition of 16 states, including California and New York, on Monday challenged President Trump in court over his plan to use emergency powers to spend billions of dollars on his border wall. The lawsuit is part of a constitutional confrontation that Mr. Trump set off on Friday when he declared that he […]

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21 Savage on ICE Detention, the Grammys and His Uncertain Future

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — For the last four years, 21 Savage has been one of the stalwarts of Atlanta rap, a rising star who’s collaborated with Drake and Cardi B, among many others, and become one of the signature voices in the city. His December album “I Am > I Was” spent two weeks at the […]

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Her Daughters Died in a Fire as She Did Laundry. She Sobbed While Pleading Guilty.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Everything Haya Konte had ever dreamed of for herself and for her family in America perished in a matter of minutes on April 13, 2016. That day, Ms. Konte, a young undocumented immigrant, stepped out of an apartment in […]

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Trump Is Driving Out Precious Republican Voters

Ever since Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016, much of the media attention has been on how Democrats need to reconsider their strategy for winning voters in future elections, particularly Obama-to-Trump voters. But the results of the 2018 midterm elections suggest that Republicans have some soul-searching to do as well. They lost […]

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The Limp Caudillo

In Barack Obama’s second term, with his legislative agenda dead in a Republican-controlled Congress, the president turned to executive unilateralism on an innovative scale. On climate regulation and health care he used the presidential pen to pursue policies denied him by Congress, and on immigration he made a more dramatic leap — claiming a power […]

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With Trump’s Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border are Giving Up

TIJUANA, Mexico — Pushed beyond their limits by prolonged waits in dangerous and squalid conditions in parts of Northern Mexico, thousands of caravan members who had been waiting to seek asylum in the United States appear to have given up, Mexican officials said, dealing President Trump an apparent win after a humbling week for his […]

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Fact Check: Trump’s Rationale for a National Emergency Is Based on False or Misleading Claims

As President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to bypass Congress and build his long-promised wall, he again painted a portrait of a lawless, chaotic border and cited arguments about the effectiveness of the kind of barrier he has in mind that were not rooted in facts. Illegal border crossings have been declining for […]

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The Democrats’ Latest Political Gimmick on Immigration

As congressional negotiators wrestled their way toward a compromise bill to fund the federal government this week, one sticking point emerged: the demand by Democrats to sharply reduce the number of beds for immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And while the details are complicated, Democrats claim that the resulting legislation, which President Trump […]

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McConnell Says Trump Plans to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to declare a national emergency so he can bypass Congress and build his long-promised wall along the border even as he signs a spending bill that does not fund it. The move would effectively end a two-month war of attrition between the president and Congress that closed much of the […]

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A Border Crash and the Blurry Line Between the U.S. and Mexico

Welcome to Crossing the Border, a new limited-run weekly newsletter from The New York Times. Like what you see? Send this newsletter to a friend. If someone forwarded it to you, sign up here to have the next issue delivered to your inbox. Crossing the border can be done in a rental car, inching northward […]

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Congress Expected to Swiftly Pass Border Deal to Prevent Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congress will move quickly Thursday to pass a border security deal that deprives President Trump of what might be his last chance to build his wall, leaving the White House to decide whether to try to go around Congress to find the money. The Senate will vote first on the legislation, which includes […]

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Why Border Wall Talks Suddenly Became a Showdown Over ‘ICE Beds’

After prompting the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump’s divisive proposal for a border wall has taken a back seat in recent days for negotiators in Congress who are seeking to avoid another crippling closure. The latest talks have focused on another immigration issue that has exploded in recent months: Record numbers of migrants […]

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Trump Says He Does Not Want a Government Shutdown as He Moves Toward Embracing Border Deal

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Wednesday that he does not want to see the government shut down at midnight Friday and hinted that he has “options that most people don’t understand” to build his border wall without congressional approval. The remarks, which were made to reporters in the Oval Office as he met with […]

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Pelosi Urges Democrats to Back Border Security Deal as Republicans Fall in Line

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her House Democratic troops to fall in line behind a border-security agreement that deprived President Trump of a win on his long-promised wall but gave more money for border fencing and detention beds than the left wing of her party wanted. “As with all compromises, I say to people, […]

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Videoconferencing in Immigration Court: High-Tech Solution or Rights Violation?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Facing serious overcrowding in immigration courts, federal authorities in New York adopted a high-tech solution last year: Immigrants would be kept in detention centers for their legal proceedings, appearing before judges only by videoconference. Now, a new lawsuit claims […]

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21 Savage to Be Released From ICE Custody, His Lawyers Say

Lawyers for the Britain-born rapper 21 Savage say he will be released on bond on Wednesday after spending more than a week in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which said it had arrested him for being in the United States illegally. Kuck Baxter Immigration, the law firm representing the rapper, whose legal name […]

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Trump Says He Is ‘Not Happy’ With Border Deal but Does Not Say if He Will Sign It

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was “not happy” about the bipartisan border security compromise negotiated by congressional leaders but would not say whether he would sign it or veto it before another government shutdown hits at midnight Friday. In his first comments since learning details of the deal, Mr. Trump declined […]

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Democrats Lose on Detention Beds as Trump Mulls Options on Border Deal

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan border security compromise struck on Monday includes a provision that could give the Trump administration broad discretion to increase the number of slots to shelter detained migrants, a win for Republicans that could ease the sting of President Trump’s failure to secure full funding for his border wall. Details of the […]

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