Tag: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US)

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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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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Vows: Deported and 9,000 Miles Apart, but ‘You Stay With the Person You Love’

When Chuh A first laid eyes on Rex Ny nearly two decades ago, he just knew it was love at first sight. He was a 14-year-old who had arrived in the United States just a year earlier, transplanted from Kontum, Vietnam, to Greensboro, N.C. Ms. Ny, who was 12, was a fellow immigrant from Kontum; […]

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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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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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Inside the Courtroom: El Chapo Appeared Stunned After Verdict

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] There seemed little doubt, even from the start, that the Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera would be convicted at his epic drug trial in New York. But when the verdict finally arrived, at 12:31 p.m. on Tuesday, sadness, […]

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Fact Check of the Day: Trump Repeats False Claim About El Paso Crime, This Time in El Paso

What Mr. Trump said “I’ve been hearing a lot of things: ‘Oh the wall didn’t make that much of a difference.’ You know where it made a big difference? Right here in El Paso.” False. Mr. Trump is repeating his widely debunked claim made in his State of the Union address that El Paso transformed […]

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With Shutdown Looming, Border Deal Is Reached ‘in Principle’

WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators on Monday night agreed in principle to provide $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexican border, part of a broader agreement that would stave off another partial government shutdown without funding President Trump’s wall. The agreement would allow for 55 miles of new bollard fencing, […]

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Immigration Talks Move From Wall to Real Fight: How to Enforce the Law

WASHINGTON — The battle in Congress over the number of detention beds under the control of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has pushed the border security fight beyond the symbolism of a wall to the core of the immigration debate — how the nation’s laws are to be enforced far beyond the border with Mexico. The […]

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Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan talks to reach a border security agreement have stalled, lawmakers and aides said on Sunday, imperiling efforts to prevent another government shutdown days before the Friday deadline. Senator Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a key figure in the negotiations, confirmed the impasse on […]

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21 Savage and the Way We See Black Immigrants

On Sunday, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested the rapper 21 Savage, stunning his fans by declaring that he is a British citizen and has overstayed his visa. The arrest comes just months after the 26-year-old musician’s latest album, “I Am > I Was,” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and […]

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Butterflies, Bulldozers and Barbed Wire Rally Border Wall Opponents

As a political fight rages in Washington over President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, there have been spirited acts of resistance on the United States-Mexico border. Protests have been held. Resolutions passed. And initiatives funded to help the very people the wall is aimed to keep out. [This month, we’re launching […]

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‘A Light for Me in the Darkness’: For Migrant Detainees, a Bond Forged by Letter

Achiri Nelson Geh, a young activist deeply involved in the independence movement in southern Cameroon, knew he had to flee: Police officers had killed his brother, and they were looking for him. Making his way by plane, boat, bus and foot to Mexico, he surrendered to United States authorities at the border in the hope […]

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Critic’s Notebook: 21 Savage, American Rapper

The video for “A Lot,” 21 Savage’s elegiac single, takes place at a formal dinner and party in a cloud-high mansion, a lavish and exuberant celebration of black wealth. But there’s a moving sequence midway through that suggests trouble just beneath the surface. The cuts are quick — warm shots of confident guests at the […]

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ICE Says It Is Force-Feeding Detainees Who Are on Hunger Strike

Immigration officials have been force-feeding a half dozen detainees who began a hunger strike to protest conditions at a processing center in Texas where they are being held, the authorities said Thursday. In a statement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that as of Wednesday night, 11 detainees in El Paso had refused to eat; four […]

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ICE Ran a Fake University in Michigan to Catch Immigration Fraud

The University of Farmington in Farmington Hills, Mich., billed itself as a “nationally accredited business and STEM institution,” with an innovative curriculum, flexible class schedules and a diverse student body. But it had no curriculum, no classes and no real students, the authorities said this week. The university in the suburbs of Detroit was part […]

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Arrest of Immigrant in String of 4 Nevada Killings Draws Trump’s Attention

On the night of Jan. 10, someone walked into a home tucked near the forests that blanket Nevada’s northwest border and fatally shot 56-year-old Connie Koontz, the authorities said. Three days later, again under the cover of darkness, someone walked into another Douglas County home about a mile up the road and shot and killed […]

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The Price of Trump’s Migrant Deterrence Strategy: New Chaos on the Border

EL PASO — At a migrant shelter near the Mexican border, three girls from Guatemala — sisters aged 10, 9 and 6 — coughed and sniffled. One of them clung to both a teddy bear and a large bottle of Pedialyte, to soothe her dehydration and flu. The girls’ mother, Nelcy, 28, said her daughters […]

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Feature: How a Crackdown on MS-13 Caught Up Innocent High School Students

This article is a collaboration between The Times and ProPublica, the independent nonprofit investigative-journalism organization. When Alex walked into school on June 14, 2017, it felt as if summer had already started. He didn’t have regular classes, just a standardized math test in the late morning. The other immigrant students in the bilingual program at […]

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