Tag: Immigration and Emigration

Experiments in Tyranny, Brought to You by Tech

Don’t bring a knife to a chaos factory. That’s my takeaway after listening to tech leaders at the Code conference last week try to explain the impact of the myriad inventions, good and bad, that they have unleashed upon all of us over the last few years. The “chaos factory” is what Tim Cook, the […]

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The Wave That Could Carry Trump to Re-election

Political professionals are so focused on the micro-details of the 2020 elections that they miss the macro trends favoring President Trump as he kicks off his re-election campaign in Florida. They are looking at national and state polls when our “America First” president ought to be viewed in a global context. The lobbyists, consultants and […]

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As Trump Threatens Deportations, Immigrant Communities Brace for New Arrests

The sight of an unmarked vehicle with tinted windows idling a few days ago near her business in a Latino enclave of New Orleans unsettled Claudia, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras. Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement had been parking in the community lately, her neighbors said, and everyone was wondering what they were up […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Calls Migrant Detention Centers ‘Concentration Camps,’ Eliciting Backlash

WASHINGTON — Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the liberal freshman Democrat from New York who has made fighting for immigrants’ rights a signature issue, on Tuesday described the Trump administration’s border detention facilities as “concentration camps,” provoking backlash from Republicans who said she was minimizing the Holocaust. “This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border […]

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ICE Signals Mass Immigration Arrests, but Not the ‘Millions’ Trump Promised

WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent days has bulked up the branch responsible for carrying out deportations in preparation for the mass arrests of undocumented immigrants, two Department of Homeland Security officials said on Tuesday, adding that the agency could not immediately deport “millions of illegal aliens” as President Trump had promised the […]

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A Muslim Family Sought Help at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing. The Police Dragged Them Out.

The last time Abdulhamid Tursun spoke to his wife, she was huddled in a Beijing hotel room with their four children, frightened after being evicted from the Belgian Embassy in the dead of night. Suddenly, plainclothes police officers burst into the room, cutting off the couple’s video call. Mr. Tursun says he has not heard […]

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Conservative Radio Host Has Doubts About Trump. His Audience Doesn’t Want to Hear It.

TIBURON, Calif. — In January 2011, four and a half years before Donald Trump glided down the escalator at Trump Tower and began a campaign for the White House that few conservatives were taking seriously, Michael Savage invited him on the radio and declared that he had found a president. It was their first interview. […]

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Landlords Oppose Trump Plan to Evict Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON — Landlords and local officials across the country say a White House proposal to eject undocumented immigrants from subsidized housing would displace some of their most reliable tenants and add major financial strains to an already cash-strapped system. Officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, prodded by hard-liners like Stephen Miller, President […]

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Progressives Appear to Win Push in N.Y. for Licenses for the Undocumented

The New York State Senate was expected to approve a bill on Monday to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, a deeply polarizing issue that had caused a rift between progressive and moderate Democrats and put new focus on the state’s reputation as a haven for immigrants. The vote, together with the Assembly’s passage last […]

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The United States Should Welcome a Strong, United Latin America

Editors’ note: This is part of a series, “Op-Eds From the Future,” in which science fiction authors, futurists, philosophers and scientists write Op-Eds that they imagine we might read 10, 20 or even 100 years from now. The challenges they predict are imaginary — for now — but their arguments illuminate the urgent questions of […]

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Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented: New York’s Immigration Land Mine

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In the 12 years since fierce backlash forced Gov. Eliot Spitzer to abandon a proposal to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, New York has fashioned much of its political identity around a commitment to immigrant issues. That resolve […]

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Visa Delays at Backlogged Immigration Service Strand International Students

WASHINGTON — The visa applications of hundreds of international students seeking to work in the United States this summer are languishing at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, where increased processing times have left students stranded and university leaders struggling with the fallout. Students have written petitions and panicked letters to leaders of some […]

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A New Migrant Surge at the Border, This One From Central Africa

SAN ANTONIO — For months, a migrant-services center blocks from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio has been packed with Central American families who have crossed the border in record-breaking numbers. But in recent days, hundreds of migrants from another part of the world have caused city officials already busy with one immigrant surge to […]

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Andy Ruiz Jr. Shocked the Boxing World. But Not His Hometown.

IMPERIAL, Calif. — Andy Ruiz Jr. is chubby, there’s no getting around that. He has been called a “fat slob,” the “Pillsbury Doughboy” or, more charitably, a “lunch-pail guy.” He’s been compared, by a former trainer no less, to the cherubic and overweight boy Russell from the movie “Up.” His prefight ritual of scarfing down […]

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Immigrants Brought Riches to Urban Schools. Now They’re in the Shadows.

BALTIMORE — Mary Donnelly, the principal of John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School, has watched with pride for 18 years as new languages proliferated in the hallways, different countries were added to her social studies work sheets and the student population nearly quadrupled. The influx of poor immigrant families brought a flood of resources as the school’s […]

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The Census Citizenship Question Is ‘a Great Way to Undercount Latinos’

CERES, Calif. — Last weekend, 3,000 miles west of the marble edifices of the nation’s capital, Cindy Quezada, the field research leader for the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project, was wending her way past false-eyelash vendors, mountains of chiles and peanuts, bright jumbles of farm-worker bandannas and triumphal displays of booty-lifting jeans. She and […]

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Mexico’s National Guard, a ‘Work in Progress,’ Deployed to Curb Migration

MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Mexican National Guard members and other security forces are being deployed to the nation’s southern border with Guatemala this weekend, as the Mexican government seeks to make good on a deal struck with President Trump to reduce illegal migration. The mobilization, which government officials say is a cornerstone of the […]

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The Raptors Win, and Canada Learns to Swagger

TORONTO — On Thursday night, when the Toronto Raptors won the N.B.A. championship in Oakland, Calif., the streets of Canada erupted in a patriotic euphoria that I’d never seen before. It was the first time that a Canadian team had made it to the N.B.A. finals, and Yonge Street, in the heart of Toronto, was […]

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Trump Appoints Fierce Loyalist to Top Border Post

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that he planned to appoint Thomas D. Homan, his former acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a fierce supporter of his policies during frequent appearances on Fox News, to oversee border policy in the White House. “He’ll be a border czar,” Mr. Trump said during a […]

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