Tag: Illegal Immigration

news analysis: The Tricky Realities of Trump and the Border

TIJUANA, Mexico — When we think of southwestern borderlands, many Americans think of half-abandoned outposts or quaint small towns with lone desert highways. Others conjure a more menacing, cracked-earth landscape patrolled by cartels. What’s often missing from our national immigration narrative is the centrality of complex binational communities like Cali-Baja, home to the country’s busiest […]

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‘I Don’t Want to Die’: Asylum Seekers, Once in Limbo, Face Deportation Under Trump

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Indra Sihotang was desperate to stay in the United States. Minutes from being deported to Indonesia, the 52-year-old father clung to a chair bolted to the floor at Kennedy International Airport, struggling against four immigration officers trying to tear […]

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F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico

[Read the latest edition of Crossing the Border, a limited-run newsletter about life where the United States and Mexico meet. Sign up here to receive the next issue in your inbox.] ALBUQUERQUE — The F.B.I. on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in […]

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Crossing the Border newsletter: One of the Deadliest Places on the Southwest Border

Welcome to Crossing the Border, a limited-run weekly newsletter from The New York Times. Did you find it useful? Send this to a friend. If someone forwarded it to you, sign up here to have the next issue delivered to your inbox. The bodies in the brush By Manny Fernandez in Falfurrias, Tex. Last week, […]

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Two New Tent Cities Will Be Built in Texas to Hold Migrants

[Read the latest edition of Crossing the Border, a limited-run newsletter about life where the United States and Mexico meet. Sign up here to receive the next issue in your inbox.] HIDALGO, Tex. — The federal government will spend nearly $40 million to build and operate two new tent cities for migrant families and children […]

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The Argument: Which 2020 Underdogs Stand a Chance?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher In this episode of “The Argument,” recorded on April 10 before an audience at TheTimesCenter in New York, the columnists talk immigration in the Trump era. Michelle Goldberg makes the case for shunning administration […]

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In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday took another drastic step to discourage migrants from seeking asylum, issuing an order that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum request. In an effort to deliver on President Trump’s promise to end “catch and release” at the […]

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Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His Own Officials

WASHINGTON — Stephen Miller was furious — again. The architect of President Trump’s immigration agenda, Mr. Miller was presiding last month over a meeting in the White House Situation Room when he demanded to know why the administration officials gathered there were taking so long to carry out his plans. A regulation to deny welfare […]

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‘S.N.L.’: BTS Performs, Emma Stone Hosts, and Julian Assange Joins Lori Loughlin in Jail

For a second consecutive week, “Saturday Night Live” avoided taking aim at President Trump and his administration in the show’s opening sketch. In fact, the sketch wasn’t even particularly political. (But don’t worry, there was still a surprise celebrity guest.) Beginning with a fake voice-over for MSNBC — “Now that the Mueller report turned out […]

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Central American Farmers Head to the U.S., Fleeing Climate Change

CORQUÍN, Honduras — The farmer stood in his patch of forlorn coffee plants, their leaves sick and wilted, the next harvest in doubt. Last year, two of his brothers and a sister, desperate to find a better way to survive, abandoned their small coffee farms in this mountainous part of Honduras and migrated north, eventually […]

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Rule Keeping Asylum Seekers in Mexico Can Temporarily Proceed, Court Says

A federal appeals court said Friday that the Trump administration could temporarily continue to force migrants seeking asylum in the United States to wait in Mexico while their cases are decided. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a stay of a lower-court ruling four days earlier […]

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Trump’s Message to Homeland Security Official: Close the Border Despite an Earlier Promise of a Delay

President Trump last week urged Kevin McAleenan, whom he was about to name as acting secretary of homeland security, to close the southwestern border despite having just said that he was delaying a decision on the step for a year, according to three people briefed about the conversation. It was not clear what Mr. Trump […]

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Let Undocumented Immigrants Drive

As long as Washington remains unable to deliver comprehensive immigration reform, states will be left to decide how to deal with the millions of undocumented immigrants who are a part of their communities and the work force. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and the now Democratic-led state Legislature recently agreed to let undocumented immigrants […]

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Trump Says He Is Considering Releasing Migrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday he was open to releasing migrants detained at the border into mostly Democratic “sanctuary cities,” suggesting that the idea should make liberals “very happy” because of their immigration policies. Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, […]

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White House Considered Releasing Migrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s top aides considered an idea to pressure immigration agencies to release apprehended migrants into so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democratic lawmakers, according to several people familiar with the proposal. The idea was floated in an email by a top White House policy adviser in November, when Mr. Trump was furiously condemning […]

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Our Disgrace at the Border

Suppose one night there is a knock on your door. You open it to find 100 bedraggled families shivering in your yard — exhausted, filthy, terrified. The first cry of your heart would be to take them in, but you’d know there were too many. But you’d still do something. You’d rally your neighbors and […]

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Trump’s Other Base

Donald Trump’s dogged, Captain-Ahab-like obsession with immigrants and asylum seekers crossing the southern border is many things. It is an open appeal to white-nationalist xenophobia among the many members of his overwhelmingly white base. Check. It is a frustration that his oft-promised new wall has yet to a single mile built. Check. It is a […]

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‘Dangerous people are coming here and the good people are dying,’ Trump Warns in Texas Visit.

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — President Trump said on Wednesday that migrants pouring across the border with Mexico are dying in great numbers while other gang members arriving from Central America are marauding and threatening American ranchers. The president used a high-dollar fund-raiser here to call attention to a situation that he said has been ignored […]

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News Analysis: The Border Is Broken. And There’s No Plan to Fix It.

[Read the latest edition of Crossing the Border, a limited-run newsletter about life where the United States and Mexico meet. Sign up here to receive the next issue in your inbox.] SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — It was never like this before. The migrants come now in the middle of the night or in the bright […]

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Analysis: The Border Is Broken. And There’s No Plan to Fix It.

[Read the latest edition of Crossing the Border, a limited-run newsletter about life where the United States and Mexico meet. Sign up here to receive the next issue in your inbox.] It was never like this before. The migrants come now in the middle of the night or in the bright light of day. Men […]

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