Tag: Immigration and Emigration

Trump Considers Banning Re-entry by Citizens Who May Have Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — President Trump is considering new immigration rules that would allow border officials to temporarily block an American citizen or legal permanent resident from returning to the United States from abroad if the authorities have reason to believe the person may be infected with the coronavirus. In recent months, Mr. Trump has imposed sweeping […]

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In California, It Will Take More Than a Parade to Save an Imperiled Census

PERRIS, Calif. — For one day at least, as a 10-car parade of vehicles with honking horns, pompoms and signs reading “Get Counted” crawled through this predominantly Latino agricultural town about 70 miles east of Los Angeles on Friday, it was hard to forget that the 2020 census was going on and that it mattered. […]

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The Real Reason the American Economy Boomed After World War II

The United States long reserved its most lucrative occupations for an elite class of white men. Those men held power by selling everyone else a myth: The biggest threat to workers like you are workers who do not look like you. Again and again, they told working-class white men that they were losing out on […]

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Trump’s Census Shenanigans Have a Nefarious Purpose

Over the last few years, the Trump administration has fought to shape the 2020 census to its political benefit and the benefit of the Republican Party. In 2018, it sought to introduce a citizenship question on the census itself, to reduce response rates among immigrant communities. Then, after that was rebuffed by the Supreme Court, […]

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Don’t Fall for Trump’s Census Bait-and-Switch

Last month, President Trump ordered the Commerce Department to do what it legally could to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count used to redraw congressional districts. Then on Monday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the constitutionally mandated 2020 census would end a month early. The obvious intention of both moves, and earlier efforts […]

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Coronavirus Leads Japan to Lock Borders, Shutting Out Foreign Workers

TOKYO — When Jeff Mazziotta, a director of a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization, left Japan for South Africa in early March, he planned to spend a month training park rangers on emergency field medicine before returning to Tokyo. Nearly five months later, Mr. Mazziotta is still stuck abroad. He is one of nearly 100,000 foreign […]

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After Census Bureau Announces Early End to Its Count, Fears of a Skewed Tally Rise

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau confirmed late Monday that it plans to cut four weeks from the schedule for finishing its count of the nation’s 330 million residents, a turnabout that census experts said would deeply imperil an accurate tally of the population. In a statement posted on its website, the bureau said the updated […]

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Behrouz Boochani Just Wants to Be Free

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. It was hard, in the end, to figure out what to take and what to leave. Spread over the linoleum floor of Behrouz Boochani’s motel room were drifts of […]

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The Story of Refugees in America Through the Gripping Tales of Two Women

AFTER THE LAST BORDER Two Families and the Story of Refuge in AmericaBy Jessica Goudeau Many of us think we can imagine the life of an immigrant to the United States — the isolation, the loneliness, the small triumphs and lacerating defeats of trying to find one’s way in a new world. Such stories are […]

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How Joe Arpaio’s Fate in Arizona Could Be a Window Into Trump’s

PHOENIX — After 24 years of doling out his punitive brand of justice in Arizona’s most populous county, Joe Arpaio, who billed himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” suffered a landslide defeat in 2016, largely because of his hard-line immigration stances and his own pugnacious defiance, which earned him a criminal conviction for contempt of court. […]

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‘Immigration Nation’ Review: The Banality of Deportation

If you watch only one documentary about immigration, then by all means make it “Immigration Nation,” a six-hour Netflix series that mixes reporting with an impressive amount of vivid ride-along observation. Parts of it may start to drag or feel padded, but its see-the-whole-elephant approach to one of America’s most divisive issues has inherent value. […]

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How to Navigate the Coronavirus Real Estate Market

There are signs that pockets of the U.S. housing market are heating up, particularly in the suburbs and fashionable exurbs, to which people have been fleeing to escape the coronavirus. Some first-time buyers are feeling a sudden hurry to buy, fearing higher prices if they wait. But they are also worried about the long-run outlook […]

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Undocumented Housekeeper Who Worked at Trump Property Could Face Deportation

An undocumented immigrant who worked for years at President Trump’s luxury golf resort in New Jersey and later revealed that he employed many immigrants who are in the country illegally has been placed in deportation proceedings. Victorina Morales, 47, worked for more than five years as a housekeeper at the club in Bedminster, N.J., using […]

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Judge Halts Trump’s Wealth Test for Green Cards Over Coronavirus Pandemic

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration on Wednesday from moving forward with plans to deny green cards to immigrants who have received Medicaid, food stamps or housing vouchers, even on a limited basis — a wealth test challenged by New York and other states in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The judge, George B. […]

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Trump Delays Effort to End DACA

WASHINGTON — President Trump will not try again to immediately terminate President Barack Obama’s program that protects young undocumented immigrants, after the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Mr. Trump’s first attempt make good on a crackdown that is at the core of his political identity. Instead, officials said that the administration would conduct a “comprehensive […]

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Why Hunger Can Grow Even When Poverty Doesn’t

The news about the needy in recent weeks has at times seemed at odds with itself. As surveys find more people are going hungry, evidence suggests that increased federal aid, in response to the pandemic-driven rise in unemployment, has prevented a surge in poverty. How could hunger soar if poverty does not? The possible explanations […]

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America Needs Refugees

Since the end of World War II, the United States has almost always viewed itself as a leader in resettling refugees forced to flee their homes around the world. But in just three years, President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees to a trickle. Resettlement in the United States occurred through a series of […]

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For French-Algerian Families, Virus Disrupts Cherished Summer Ritual

TOULOUSE, France — Sitting around a table strewn with steaming cups of mint tea, a dozen women were sharing memories of their summer holidays in their homeland, Algeria. Malika Haï recalled sweltering days spent with her cousins near the beaches. Samia Tran described the cheerful family dinners around traditional dishes. And Zohra Benkebane, almost an […]

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Refugee and Author Long Detained by Australia Gets Asylum in New Zealand

CAIRNS, Australia — Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian refugee and writer who documented abuses under Australia’s tough immigration policies during his yearslong detention on a remote Pacific island, has been granted asylum in New Zealand. Mr. Boochani has spent the past several months in Christchurch, where he applied for refugee status after being given a temporary […]

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Netflix’s ‘Immigration Nation’ Draws Legal Threats

In early 2017, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement prepared to carry out the hard-line agenda on which President Trump had campaigned, agency leaders jumped at the chance to let two filmmakers give a behind-the-scenes look at the process. But as the documentary neared completion in recent months, the administration fought mightily to keep it from […]

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A Rare Look Inside Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Draws Legal Threats

In early 2017, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement prepared to carry out the hard-line agenda on which President Trump had campaigned, agency leaders jumped at the chance to let two filmmakers give a behind-the-scenes look at the process. But as the documentary neared completion in recent months, the administration fought mightily to keep it from […]

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Homeland Security Lets New Yorkers Back Into Global Entry Program

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will again be able to enroll in Global Entry and similar programs that let travelers speed through borders and airport lines, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. The announcement came nearly six months after the department barred New York residents from participating in what are officially known […]

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Why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Is Suing the Trump Administration

Over the past few weeks, the Trump administration has decided to close the door to engineers, executives, information technology experts, doctors, nurses and others who come to the United States on work visas. It has attempted to ban international students from attending American colleges and universities that hold classes virtually in the fall. And it […]

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Where an American Passport Doesn’t Work: The World, and Irish Pubs

You know how countries have slogans, like Thailand is “The Land of Smiles”? That seems like a lot of pressure on citizens and tourists alike. An entire land of constant smiles? Even when you have lower back pain or you’ve just been served surprise divorce papers: Smile! It’s been encouraging to see countries throw off […]

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Trump Seeks to Stop Counting Unauthorized Immigrants in Drawing House Districts

WASHINGTON — President Trump directed the federal government on Tuesday not to count undocumented immigrants when allocating the nation’s House districts, a move that critics called a transparent political ploy to help Republicans in violation of the Constitution. The president’s directive would exclude millions of people when determining how many House seats each state should […]

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Planned Parenthood in N.Y. Disavows Margaret Sanger Over Eugenics

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will remove the name of Margaret Sanger, a founder of the national organization, from its Manhattan health clinic because of her “harmful connections to the eugenics movement,” the group said on Tuesday. Ms. Sanger, a public health nurse who opened the first birth control clinic in the United States […]

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The Border War in Portland

Something dangerous is taking shape within the Department of Homeland Security. We got our first glimpse of it last week in Oregon, when unidentified federal agents clad in camouflage and tactical gear descended on Portland, beat and tear-gassed protesters and pulled others into unmarked vehicles for arrest and questioning. Apparently cobbled together using personnel from […]

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At Least 60 Migrants Killed in Turkish Boat Disaster

ISTANBUL — Turkish rescue teams have retrieved the bodies of 60 migrants after their boat sank in a lake in the east of the country, Turkish media reported on Monday, in one of the worst disasters involving migrants in Turkey in recent years. The boat capsized late at night on June 27 with as many […]

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The Japanese-American Sculptor Who, Despite Persecution, Made Her Mark

IN 2009, THE New York City auction house Christie’s received an unsolicited query: A woman named Addie Lanier had a painting by Josef Albers, the midcentury abstract artist who pioneered modern arts education. Could Christie’s help her sell it? It wasn’t uncommon for a major auction house like Christie’s to get cold calls. News generated […]

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Asylum Officers Condemn What They Call ‘Draconian’ Plans by Trump

WASHINGTON — A Trump administration plan to overhaul the asylum system in the United States would subject vulnerable families to danger and violate international law, officers who would carry out the policy said Wednesday. In its public comment on the proposed regulation, the union representing federal asylum officers said it would effectively deny most migrants […]

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