Tag: Immigration and Emigration

Texas Couple Get 7 Years in Prison for Enslaving Guinean Girl for 16 Years

A couple who enslaved a Guinean girl for 16 years at their Dallas-area home, forcing her to cook and clean while calling her a “dog,” were each sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, the authorities said. The couple, Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, of Southlake, Tex., who are citizens of Guinea, […]

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What the Census Case Will Say About the Supreme Court

When the Supreme Court takes up the question on Tuesday of whether the Trump administration may add a question about citizenship to the census, more will be on the line than the integrity of the coming population count and possible shifts in congressional representation and federal dollars to the states. The case will also be […]

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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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Why Has Australia Fallen Out of Love With Immigration?

SYDNEY, Australia — Five days after 50 Muslims in New Zealand were killed in an attack attributed to an Australian white supremacist, Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, unveiled a plan he said would address a fundamental challenge to the nation. But it was not a proposal to combat hate groups and Islamophobia. It was a […]

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F.B.I. Was Told That Militia in New Mexico Planned to Kill Obama and Clinton

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The imprisoned leader of a right-wing militia that detained migrant families in New Mexico first came under the scrutiny of federal authorities in 2017, after the F.B.I. received reports that his group was “training” to assassinate Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros, according to documents unsealed Monday in federal court. […]

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news analysis: The Tricky Realities of Trump and the Border

TIJUANA, Mexico — When we think of southwestern borderlands, many Americans think of half-abandoned outposts or quaint small towns with lone desert highways. Others conjure a more menacing, cracked-earth landscape patrolled by cartels. What’s often missing from our national immigration narrative is the centrality of complex binational communities like Cali-Baja, home to the country’s busiest […]

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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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Will the Census Count All of America?

The Constitution calls for an “actual Enumeration” of each state’s population every 10 years, and since 1790, Congress has enacted legislation to fulfill that mandate. The decennial count, managed at the United States Census Bureau, aims to fulfill that constitutional requirement. Next week, in what promises to be the highest-profile case of this Supreme Court […]

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Mexican Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now It Blames Mexico’s President for Them.

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico — Like so many others in his impoverished part of southern Mexico, Joaquín Ramírez, a corn farmer, eagerly cast his vote in the presidential election last year for Andrés Manuel López Obrador. But less than five months into Mr. López Obrador’s term, Mr. Ramírez’s view of the president has begun to sour. The […]

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Chinese Immigrants Are Converting to Catholicism. Local Churches Have Adapted.

Catherine Chen was sitting in a pew at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Flushing, Queens, practicing. It was mid-April and she had just completed a run-through of what to do when the priest pours the Holy Water on her head later in the month. Fifty or so other Chinese catechumens — people who […]

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How Much Slower Would the U.S. Grow Without Immigration? In Many Places, a Lot

ImageMiami is among the large cities that would have lost population in 2018 if not for the effect of immigration.CreditMoris Moreno for The New York Times As the United States debates the right levels of immigration — and whether, as President Trump suggested, there is room for much more of it — new census data […]

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Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint

[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.] ALBUQUERQUE — A right-wing militia group operating in southern New Mexico has begun stopping groups of migrant families and detaining them at gunpoint before […]

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Did New York City’s Population Fall? Yes. And No.

There are 8.4 million people in the Naked City. This is the story of 40,000 of them — the number of people the Census Bureau estimates that New York City lost last year. The loss suggests that New York’s robust post-recession expansion since 2010 has finally slowed, halting what the city’s leading demographer had called […]

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Lens: Will Martin Parr’s Photos Change the World? He Doesn’t Think So

Martin Parr is something of a cottage industry in Britain. The photographer’s name, likeness and work have adorned M&M’s, leather jackets, soccer scarves and Bombay Sapphire gin, among other things. He currently has solo exhibitions in Bogotá, Manchester and London and has published more than 100 books. He was also the president of Magnum Photos […]

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Crossing the Border newsletter: One of the Deadliest Places on the Southwest Border

Welcome to Crossing the Border, a limited-run weekly newsletter from The New York Times. Did you find it useful? Send this to a friend. If someone forwarded it to you, sign up here to have the next issue delivered to your inbox. The bodies in the brush By Manny Fernandez in Falfurrias, Tex. Last week, […]

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Two New Tent Cities Will Be Built in Texas to Hold Migrants

[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.] HIDALGO, Tex. — The federal government will spend nearly $40 million to build and operate two new tent cities for migrant families and children […]

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Books of The Times: Documenting Undocumented Lives in ‘The Body Papers’

As a Filipino child growing up in a small Massachusetts town, Grace Talusan felt both scrutinized and unseen. Having arrived from the Philippines when she was 2, she rehearsed a Boston accent and prayed for a metamorphosis, pleading with God to turn her into a white girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. But her […]

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The Argument: Which 2020 Underdogs Stand a Chance?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher In this episode of “The Argument,” recorded on April 10 before an audience at TheTimesCenter in New York, the columnists talk immigration in the Trump era. Michelle Goldberg makes the case for shunning administration […]

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Julián Castro Needs a Defining Moment. Has It Already Passed?

SAN ANTONIO — Julián Castro, in a baseball cap and zip-up hoodie, sipped an iced tea and considered how he could win the Democratic presidential nomination. “If everybody would just get out of the way,” he said on a recent afternoon, “I’d have a clear path.” He was only half-kidding. Mr. Castro is in need […]

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