Tag: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US)

Suspect in Pelosi Attack Was in the US Illegally, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The Canadian man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer and trying to kidnap Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been living in the United States with an expired immigration status for years, officials at the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. David DePape, 42, who the authorities say broke into the Pelosis’ […]

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NY Immigration Court Backlogs May Grow With New Migrant Influx

Missing the in-person ICE appointment is usually not a problem, said Isejn Marku, a private immigration attorney in New York. ICE officers aren’t able to meet with everyone scheduled on a given day, he said, so they are unlikely to count a missed appointment as a strike against them. The local ICE office did not […]

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Behind a Migrant Shooting in Texas: A Warden and a Troubled Jail

Joanna Mackenzie, the county administrator and also its emergency manager, said officials found more than 15 bodies of migrants in the desert last year, an increase from two or three a year in previous years. “We’ve gone from you see a few a week to hundreds crossing property — it is like nothing anyone has […]

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Biden Is Hoping Small Changes Go a Long Way on Immigration

To win asylum, migrants like Mr. Colmenares must prove that being sent home would subject them to persecution based on their “race, religion, nationality, political opinions or membership in a particular social group.” Being poor or wanting a better job is not enough. Since taking office, Mr. Biden’s administration has confronted a wave of migrants […]

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Ron DeSantis Is Making an Asylum Crisis of His Own

When nearly 50 migrants were lured onto a pair of planes in San Antonio and dumped on Martha’s Vineyard this month, a sequence of events arranged by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, it was an escalation of what his fellow Republican governor, Greg Abbott of Texas, has been doing since spring: sending busfuls of migrants […]

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A.C.L.U. Says Immigration Detention Facility Should Be Shut Down

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Biden administration to close one of its privately run immigration detention centers after a Brazilian asylum seeker killed himself while he was being held in the New Mexico facility. The Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, N.M., which houses about 160 people, has been […]

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How Scores of Migrants Were Sent to Martha’s Vineyard and D.C.

WASHINGTON — A pair of southern Republican governors this week used scores of migrants in a political stunt designed to bludgeon Democrats about the state of the nation’s immigration system, loading the migrants onto airplanes and buses bound for heavily progressive places to the north. But while the political message from Gov. Ron DeSantis of […]

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Supreme Court Refuses for Now to Restore Biden Plan on Immigration Enforcement

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday refused for now to restore immigration enforcement guidelines issued by the Biden administration that have been blocked by a federal judge in Texas who said they allowed the release of undocumented immigrants with criminal records. In a brief order, the court gave no reasons, which is typical when […]

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