Tag: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US)

ICE Faces Migrant Detention Crunch as Border Chaos Spills Into Interior of the Country

[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.] Federal immigration authorities faced with overburdened detention centers are scouring the country to find space to house migrants as the crush of asylum seekers […]

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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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An Afghan War Widower Is Caught Up in a ‘Chronic Problem’: Wrongful Deportation

It was Jose Arturo Gonzalez Carranza’s 22nd birthday when he found himself suddenly alone to take care of his 3-year-old daughter. Army officials called him at work to tell him that his wife’s military police unit had been attacked in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. She didn’t survive. The small family was getting by with help from […]

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Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials

WASHINGTON — President Trump moved to replace the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, as he accelerated a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership. The White House announced the departure of Randolph D. Alles, the director of the […]

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More Top Homeland Security Officials Set to Leave in Trump Purge

WASHINGTON — President Trump moved to sweep out the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after pushing out its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, accelerating a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership. Government officials said three more top department leaders were expected to leave soon: L. Francis Cissna, the […]

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Kirstjen Nielsen Out as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary

WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, is leaving her position, President Trump announced on Sunday, ending a tumultuous tenure in charge of the border security agency that had at times made her the target of the president’s criticism. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like […]

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Seeking ‘Tougher’ Direction for ICE, Trump Withdraws His Nominee

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said that he withdrew his nominee to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement because he wanted the agency to go in a “tougher” direction, a surprise decision ahead of the president’s trip to the United States southern border. Ronald D. Vitiello, who was nominated last summer by Mr. Trump to […]

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Immigration Authorities Arrest More Than 280 in Texas in Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade

When federal immigration agents carried out a workplace raid at an electronics repair company in Texas this week, they handed out color-coded bracelets. People whom they deemed authorized to work in the United States received green wristbands. Those suspected of being undocumented wore yellow. It was an emotional scene punctuated by the arrests of more […]

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We Fled the Gangs in Honduras. Then the U.S. Government Took My Baby.

SAN FRANCISCO — I am an asylum seeker from Honduras and a mother of three children. For over a month my youngest daughter was separated from her father and me by the United States government. I still don’t know where she was during that time or who took care of her. She’s a toddler, so […]

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Former Trump Family Driver Has Been in ICE Custody for 8 Months

When Donald Trump’s children and campaign staff arrived in South Florida during the 2016 presidential campaign, they were often greeted at the airport by Zoltan Tamas in a black Cadillac Escalade. As a senior security guard at Trump National Golf Club in the town of Jupiter, Mr. Tamas was licensed to carry a gun. He […]

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Trump Crackdown Unnerves Immigrants, and the Farmers Who Rely on Them

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] HOMER, N.Y. — The fears weigh on Mike McMahon: If one of his undocumented workers gets a traffic ticket, it could prompt an immigration audit of his entire farm. If another gets detained by immigration agents at a roadside […]

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A Mother and Daughter Both Have H.I.V. The U.S. Lets in Only One.

Even after more than six months, Kirad wasn’t used to sharing a bed with her mother. She was now 17, and ever since they arrived in New York after fleeing Honduras, they were stuck in the same room. They were staying in a tiny bungalow in Far Rockaway, Queens, that belonged to Kirad’s aunt. The […]

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Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Chief, Cites ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ on Southern Border

WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, on Wednesday implored Congress to confront what she called a “humanitarian catastrophe” on the southern border by supporting President Trump’s call for a border wall and changing laws to crack down on asylum-seekers and illegal border-crossers. In her first congressional appearance since Democrats took control of the […]

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Kirstjen Nielsen to Testify on Immigration Policy Before House Committee

WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, will be pressed on Wednesday about the Trump administration’s family separation policy, the deaths of migrant children in federal custody and President Trump’s claim of a national emergency at the border. Ms. Nielsen, who will testify before the House Homeland Security Committee, is expected to face particular […]

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Border at ‘Breaking Point’ as More than 76,000 Unauthorized Migrants Cross in a Month

The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has once again broken records, with unauthorized entries nearly doubling what they were a year ago, suggesting that the Trump administration’s aggressive policies have not discouraged new migration to the United States. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, an 11-year high […]

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More Migrants Are Crossing the Border This Year. What’s Changed?

President Trump has tried to halt the arrival of undocumented migrants by beefing up border security, limiting who qualifies for asylum and, for a while, separating migrant children from their parents at the border. However, figures released on Tuesday suggest that those measures are failing to deter tens of thousands of migrants from journeying over […]

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Border at ‘Breaking Point’ as More than 76,000 Migrants Cross in a Month

For the fourth time in five months, the number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has broken records, border enforcement authorities said Tuesday, warning that government facilities are full and agents are overwhelmed. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, more than double the levels from the same period last […]

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Woman Delivers Stillborn Baby While in ICE Custody

A 24-year-old Honduran woman gave birth to a stillborn baby boy last week while in ICE custody, the authorities said Monday, further raising concerns about the care pregnant women receive while detained. The woman, whose name has not been released, was apprehended by United States Border Patrol officials near Hidalgo, Tex., on Feb. 18, according […]

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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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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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