Tag: Immigration and Emigration

In Search of Mexican Pizza

PHILADELPHIA — On a sticky day in late June, Margarita Jeronimo and Aaron del Rosario assembled a feast on a picnic table outside Rosario’s, their restaurant on a quiet corner in South Philadelphia. The procession started with tamarind and hibiscus aguas frescas, followed by tortilla chips and hand-painted bowls filled with green and red salsas, […]

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Migrants From Texas Arrive in New York, and Into a Political Feud

The first 3,500 miles of Jose Rodríguez’s journey from Venezuela to New York took nearly two months. The last 2,000 took less than two days, aboard a bus chartered by the state of Texas. Mr. Rodríguez was among about 50 migrants who arrived at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square early Friday amid […]

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Hungary Leader Viktor Orban Addresses CPAC Dallas

DALLAS — It was a reception from conservatives that would be expected for a party leader like former President Donald J. Trump, replete with standing ovations, glad-handing and roaring approval for a defiant message opposing immigration and gay marriage. But the recipient of the heroic welcome on Thursday was Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, […]

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G.O.P. Governors Cause Havoc by Busing Migrants to East Coast

WASHINGTON — Lever Alejos arrived in the nation’s capital last week on a bus with dozens of fellow Venezuelans who had journeyed more than 1,300 miles from their broken country to the United States. Most had braved poisonous plants and thugs as they trudged through dense jungle on the Colombian border and waded in water […]

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Why Catholicism Remains Strong in Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta — The centerpiece of ​Pope Francis​’s journey to Canada this week ​was his historic message o​f apology on Monday ​to ​the country’s ​Indigenous people​ for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the notorious residential school system that tried to erase their culture, and in which thousands of children were abused and died. But […]

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Looming Question for Putin Opponents: Can You Change Russia From Jail?

Shortly after Russia shocked the world by attacking Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ilya V. Yashin, a local Moscow councilman and prominent opposition figure, decided it was time to see a dentist. The Kremlin was in the process of criminalizing criticism of the war, and Mr. Yashin, a very vocal critic, had decided to stay in […]

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Money Alone Won’t Buy U.S. Tech Superiority

Part of the reason for this skills gap is that people in the United States who already work in the semiconductor industry tend to have experience in chip design, not manufacturing. For years, many U.S. companies ordered chips from contract manufacturers overseas, like the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, instead of embarking on the extremely expensive […]

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Smuggling Migrants at the Border Now a Billion-Dollar Business

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — From the street, the little brown house was unremarkable yet pleasant. A bright yellow toy school bus and red truck hung on the hog-wire fence, and the home’s facade featured a large Texas lone star. But in the backyard was a gutted mobile home that a prosecutor later described as a […]

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Russia Moves to Close Agency Handling Emigration to Israel

Russia is threatening to ban a major Jewish nonprofit agency that helps people emigrate to Israel from operating in the country, a sign of the Kremlin’s deteriorating relationship with Israel and of the far-reaching fallout from the war in Ukraine. Russia’s Justice Ministry is seeking to liquidate the Russian branch of the nonprofit, the Jewish […]

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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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2 Are Indicted in Human Smuggling Case That Left 53 Dead in Texas

A federal grand jury indicted two men on Wednesday in connection with a human smuggling operation that left 50 adults and three children dead in and around an abandoned tractor-trailer on the outskirts of San Antonio last month, officials said. It was one of the deadliest incidents in recent history involving migrants along the southern […]

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New Findings Detail Trump Plan to Use Census for Partisan Gain

A new stash of documents obtained by Congress has confirmed that the Trump administration pushed to add a citizenship question to the census to help Republicans win elections, not to protect people’s voting rights, a House committee report concluded on Wednesday. The report from the Committee on Oversight and Reform, the culmination of a yearslong […]

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‘Son of Elsewhere’ Recounts Life as a Young Immigrant

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | How to Listen In “Son of Elsewhere,” Elamin Abdelmahmoud writes about growing up in Canada after moving there from Sudan when he was 12. On this week’s podcast, he talks about that experience, including his first interactions with his new peers. “This is not a story of […]

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