Tag: Immigration and Emigration

One More Way to Die: Delivering Food in Cape Town’s Gig Economy

CAPE TOWN — He had delivered his last food order for the evening and was driving home from Pinelands, a suburb in Cape Town, when an oncoming car swung in front of him, knocking him off his motorbike. Friends and family arrived within 20 minutes, but the motorcyclist, Christian Hakomeyimana, was already dead. A 20-year-old […]

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In Aftermath of El Paso Attack, a Reckoning on Texas’s Divisive Political Rhetoric

HOUSTON — Typically, a campaign plea from a Texas governor calling for fellow Republicans to “defend Texas” from illegal immigration and “take matters into our own hands” would be met with a collective yawn. Such appeals have been commonplace in Republican-controlled Texas, where taking a hard line on immigration is a given. But after a […]

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Justice Dept. Newsletter to Immigration Judges Included an Extremist Blog Post

A Justice Department newsletter that is distributed to federal immigration judges and other employees contained a blog post this week from an extremist group that included an anti-Semitic reference, a national union for the judges said. The briefing is sent out daily by the department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, which is responsible for adjudicating […]

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Trump Wants to Abolish Birthright Citizenship. Can He Do That?

The day after his administration unveiled a regulation that would allow it to indefinitely detain migrant families with children, President Trump also revived talk of a much more radical step: abolishing automatic American citizenship for anyone born in the United States. Mr. Trump said on Wednesday that the rule, enshrined in the Constitution for more […]

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The Mystery of This Dusty Book, Signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt

The trunk had sat in the library of a Midtown Manhattan acting school for decades. No one seems to have ever fully rifled through its contents, save for a researcher here and there, said Whit Waterbury, an archivist and librarian at the Neighborhood Playhouse, the conservatory where Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum and Allison Janney trained. […]

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Economic Antidote for a Shrinking America: Immigrants

MIAMI — After finishing a particularly satisfying dinner at a Coral Gables restaurant with his wife, Pedro Martinez quietly slipped around to the back alley where the kitchen is. “Whatever you’re making, I’ll give you a raise,” Mr. Martinez whispered when the back door swung open. An executive at 50 Eggs, a restaurant group based […]

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Overlooked No More: Lau Sing Kee, War Hero Jailed for Helping Immigrants

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Andrew R. Chow Lau Sing Kee was an American war hero, but he was also mocked as a “Chinese boy.” He was a civic leader, but he also became a convicted criminal for skirting discriminatory […]

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A Lust for Punishment

There seems to be no limit to the cruelty Donald Trump and his administration are willing to exhibit and exact when it comes to immigrants and asylum seekers from Latin America. And then conservatives in this country cheer, in much the same way that the Rome mobs in the Colosseum did as people were ripped […]

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That He Didn’t Start Family Separations at Border

What President Trump Said “President Obama had separation. I’m the one that brought them together.” — in remarks to reporters on Wednesday False. Mr. Trump’s immigration policies were in the news again on Wednesday with the administration’s release of a regulation that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally. […]

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A Heartbreaking Choice for Moms: Food or a Family’s Future

Between 2012 and 2017, as part of a study of how low-income mothers feed their children, we talked with women who had moved from Mexico and Central America to the United States. They came here because they wanted to be able to offer their children more than they’d had growing up, including a full belly […]

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German Theme Park Shuts Swastika-Shaped Ride

BERLIN — An amusement park in Germany shut down a new attraction this week after complaints that it resembled a pair of giant, spinning swastikas that lifted riders into the sky over the Black Forest town of Löffingen. The ride, called the Eagle’s Flight, included a set of four eagle-shaped cars, each connected at a […]

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Trump Administration Rule Would Allow Immigrant Families to Be Held Indefinitely

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody and specified the level of care they must receive. The White […]

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The Flores Agreement Protected Migrant Children for Decades. It’s Under Threat.

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 35 years ago, long before the current mass influx of Central American families making their way to America’s southern border, a different and more brutal migrant crisis was unfolding. In El Salvador, government death squads were stalking suspected insurgents. Farmers, human rights activists and even priests were being caught in the […]

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Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show Loses More Advertisers

In keeping with a monthslong trend, the exodus of advertisers from Tucker Carlson’s prime-time Fox News program continued this month. Over the last year, dozens of advertisers, including Pacific Life, Farmers Insurance and SodaStream, have distanced themselves from Mr. Carlson, the host who caused an uproar with his recent on-air comments on white supremacy days […]

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El Paso, Two Weeks Later

Two weeks after a killer drove over 600 miles to kill Mexicans at an El Paso Walmart, the husband of one of the 22 victims was joined by members of our community at his wife’s funeral service. Antonio Basco and Margie Reckard had no other family living in town, so he invited us to stand […]

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Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The New York Times investigated how Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, used her wealth to sow the seeds of the modern anti-immigration movement — and of Trump administration […]

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A Summer of Angst in One of the World’s Safest Countries

BERLIN — Germany ranks in international studies as one of the safest, most peaceful countries in the world. Overall crime has declined for the better part of a decade, and statistics show that Germans have relatively few reasons to feel insecure. But don’t tell that to Germans in what has become their summer of anxiety. […]

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The Tired and Poor Who Make America Great

America is on the verge of grand human re-sorting. On Monday, the Trump administration announced new immigration rules that favor younger, healthier and wealthier newcomers, and make it easier to deny permanent residency to those relying on public assistance programs like Medicaid, or those who don’t show enough funds on their visa applications. When asked […]

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Her Ex-Boyfriend Killed Her Mother. Will the U.S. Offer a Refuge?

JALAPA, Guatemala — They climbed the terraced hillside in single file, their machetes tapping the stones along the darkened footpath. Gehovany Ramirez, 17, led his brother and another accomplice to his ex-girlfriend’s home. He struck the wooden door with his machete, sending splinters into the air. His girlfriend, Lubia Sasvin Pérez, had left him a […]

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A Summer Camp on the Border, Where the Border Crisis Feels Far Away

EDINBURG, Tex. — The Hawks wore blue. The Foxes were in green. The teams gathered outside in the pit, in the shade beneath a collection of trees. The dust was soon flying in a game of gaga ball, a summer camp staple that is a fast-paced, low-slung version of dodgeball, and the campers were having […]

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