Tag: Illegal Immigration

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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Anxious Democratic Governors Urge 2020 Field Not to Veer Too Far Left

WASHINGTON — After claiming governorships from Republicans in seven states last year, including in crucial presidential battlegrounds like Wisconsin and Michigan, Democratic governors should have good reason to celebrate. But there was as much anxiety as optimism when the governors gathered for their annual fund-raising retreat on Nantucket last weekend and grappled with why a […]

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Dr. John Tanton, Quiet Catalyst in Anti-Immigration Drive, Dies at 85

Dr. John Tanton, a small-town ophthalmologist who founded or fostered the nation’s leading anti-immigration groups, which have helped shape President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies, died on Tuesday in Petoskey, Mich. He was 85. His death was announced by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, which he started four decades ago with the aim […]

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A Border Kept Him From His Daughter. Now He’s Here to Say Goodbye.

#top-wrapper { display: none; } #lifesupport-helper { margin: 0 !important; } Heydi Gámez Garcia, a 13-year-old from Honduras, waited for her father to join her in the United States. But he was repeatedly stopped at the border. Image He came too late. July 17, 2019 BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — Heydi Gámez Garcia was discovered by her […]

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A Day After It Was Filed, New Trump Asylum Policy Gets Hit in Court

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups on Tuesday sued the Trump administration in federal court, challenging a new rule intended to severely restrict the ability of people fleeing persecution to apply for asylum in the United States. The groups filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California in San Francisco, seeking […]

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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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Trump Fans the Flames of a Racial Fire

WASHINGTON — President Trump woke up on Sunday morning, gazed out at the nation he leads, saw the dry kindling of race relations and decided to throw a match on it. It was not the first time, nor is it likely to be the last. He has a pretty large carton of matches and a […]

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ICE Launches Low-Key Raids Targeting Migrant Families

Coordinated federal raids targeting undocumented migrant parents and their children began over the weekend, part of President Trump’s pledge to swiftly enforce deportation orders against thousands of recently arrived migrants who are not eligible to remain in the country. Only a handful of arrests appeared to take place, and they were reported in only a […]

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Man Attacking ICE Detention Center Is Fatally Shot by the Police

The police fatally shot a man who was attacking an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday morning, the authorities said. The man, who was armed with a rifle, was throwing unspecified “incendiary devices” at the Northwest Detention Center, according to a police statement. The man, identified by officials on Saturday afternoon as Willem […]

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Pence Defends Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence played down reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at two migrant detention centers in Texas that he visited on Friday, but he acknowledged the gravity of the humanitarian crisis unfolding along the United States’ southwestern border. The tour gave journalists covering the vice president a rare glimpse inside a Border Patrol […]

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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 Administration Gets Court Victory in Sanctuary Cities Case

SEATTLE — A federal appeals court on Friday gave President Trump a rare legal victory in his efforts to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, upholding the Justice Department’s decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities. The 2-to-1 opinion overturned a nationwide injunction issued last […]

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Hundreds of Undocumented Migrants Occupy Panthéon Monument in Paris

PARIS — Hundreds of undocumented migrants stormed the Panthéon monument on Friday, demanding that the French government pay more attention to their plight and grant them legal status. The protesters, many of whom were from West Africa, called themselves “Black Vests,” an allusion to the recent antigovernment “Yellow Vests” protests. They surged the memorial in […]

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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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Trump’s Cruelty and Mexico’s Duty

MEXICO CITY — Here in Mexico, as around the world, we are haunted by the wrenching image of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, nestled together on the bank of the Rio Grande after they drowned in the river near the international bridge to Texas. This tragedy shines an unforgiving light […]

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Texas Latina Emerges as House’s Voice of Passion and Reason on the Border

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — In the blazing Mexican heat last week, Representative Veronica Escobar consoled a young woman named Fatima, who described in a flood of Spanish how she had been raped in her native Nicaragua, separated by American authorities from her 5-year-old daughter in May, and sent back to Mexico to wait alone on […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Immigration Plan Takes Aim at Trump-Era Abuses

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts offered an immigration proposal on Thursday that would create new protections for migrants, investigate allegations of abuse under the Trump administration and allow far higher numbers of refugees into the country. Ms. Warren’s plan includes an assertive push for liberal immigration priorities, like decriminalizing unauthorized border crossings. She also pledged […]

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