Tag: Immigration

ICE Doxxed Thousands of Migrants Fleeing Persecution

Haitian families walk through a gap in U.S.-Mexico border wall on December 07, 2021 into Yuma, Arizona. (John Moore/Getty Images) The names of more than 6,000 people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention seeking protection from persecution were published on the agency’s website Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Advertisement An Excel spreadsheet containing […]

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The Supreme Court Takes on the Chaos-World of Federal Immigration Priorities

This argument drew intense questioning from justices who had previously served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears a disproportionate number of cases involving federal agencies and regulations. “Your position on vacatur, that sounded to me to be fairly radical and inconsistent with those of us who were on the D.C. Circuit,” Roberts, […]

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10 Science Insights for COP27

A new report aims to add further scientific backing to the vast academic literature supporting policy discussion at this year’s Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27). The report, “10 New Insights in Climate Science,” was released by Future Earth, The Earth League, and the World Climate Research […]

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Biden Has Five Weeks to Replace the Trump-Era Asylum Process With a Better One

We needn’t speculate about an increased border security posture being part of the toolbox when it comes to the post-Title 42 landscape. Back in April, when the administration was undertaking its somewhat half-hearted effort to end the policy itself, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memo outlining some broad strokes of the government’s preparations, […]

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Why the Right’s Immigration Demagoguery Crashed and Burned in the Midterms

It should be noted too that during the midterm campaign, Republicans were also undone by an anti-immigrant messaging blunder that actually turned the far right’s professed border concerns into a joke. The hysterical warnings that flowed forth from right-wing voices in the media over a bizarre theory that smuggled fentanyl might, for reasons no one ever […]

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The GOP Is Manufacturing a Moral Panic Over Fentanyl Smuggling

Left: Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, from Georgia (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer) Right: A package of fentanyl pills seized in Arizona (Drug Enforcement Administration via AP, File) More and more Republican politicians are whipping up a moral panic about fentanyl and blaming the rising number of overdoses on President Joe Biden’s “open border.”   But […]

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Biden administration demands Arizona remove shipping containers in gaps along border

The Biden administration on Friday demanded that Arizona remove several dozen shipping containers that the state placed in gaps along its southern border with Mexico. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said in a letter on Friday that several of the double-stacked shipping containers lay within its lands and those of the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s West […]

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Biden embraces Trump’s Title 42 with expansion to Venezuela

In expanding Title 42 to include Venezuelans, advocates say the Biden administration has taken on a new level of ownership over the Trump-era policy that blocks migrants from seeking asylum.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week announced it would use Title 42 to turn away Venezuelans that present at the border, nixing asylum […]

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Black Immigration Group Calls Out Biden Administration After Court Rules DACA Is Illegal

NewsOne Featured Video Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty One of the premier organizations advocating on behalf of Black immigrants had some choice words for President Joe Biden’s administration following an appeals court ruling this week determining that a federal program designed to shield immigrants brought to this country illegally as children by allowing them to […]

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Visualizing migration stories

On July 27, 2020, 51 people migrating to the United States were found dead in an overheated trailer near the Mexican border. Understanding why migrants willingly take such risks is the topic of a recent exhibition and report, co-authored by researchers at MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab (CDDL). The research has been used by the […]

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Ron DeSantis Did His Democratic Challenger a Huge Favor by Trafficking Migrants

For example, prominent Spanish-language talk radio host Roberto Rodríguez Tejera recently compared DeSantis to Fidel Castro. “Truly, this is criminal. They are using human beings to advance political points of view. This is what Fidel Castro did when he wanted to clean the Escambray. During the cleaning of the Escambray, they took peasants from one […]

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What If Ron DeSantis’s Martha’s Vineyard Stunt Wasn’t Actually Good Politics

In this line of thinking, mistreating migrants is good if it moves the electoral needle—maybe doing the right kind of crimes or scandals will help you become president. Cruelty to migrants, in this analysis, is understandable—maybe even defensible—because in the cutthroat world of GOP politics, it’s simply what it takes to succeed. DeSantis wants attention. […]

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Texas Sheriff Getting Threats After Saying He’d Investigate DeSantis for Migrant Plane Stunt

A Texas sheriff announced Monday that he would investigate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration flying Venezuelan migrants from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard last week. And now, his office says, it’s received “numerous threats.” Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, where the flight last week originated, announced Monday that he was opening an investigation into […]

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Harris accuses Abbott, DeSantis of ‘dereliction of duty’ over migrant transports

Vice President Kamala Harris accused Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of “dereliction of duty” over their recent transports of migrants to Democratic-led cities. “I think it is the height of irresponsibility … frankly, a dereliction of duty, when you are an elected leader, to play those kinds of games […]

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VP Attacks MAGA Governors for ‘Playing Games’ With ‘Real Human Beings’

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to VICE News in Chicago on Sept. 16, 2022. (Photo: Simone Perez/VICE News) CHICAGO — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris accused Republican Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida for a “dereliction of duty” for “playing games” with migrants who were recently sent to Martha’s Vineyard in […]

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Biden sings ‘Happy Birthday,’ hits GOP over immigration at Latino gala

President Biden scored winners and losers of a recent legislative action, took aim at the GOP over immigration and sang “Happy Birthday” to a member of Congress in his address to Washington’s Hispanic establishment Thursday. Biden delivered the keynote speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala, the first such live event since 2019, […]

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Ron DeSantis’s Cruel Treatment of Migrants Is the Future of GOP Policymaking

And it was a classic Trump move: pointless, cruel, designed only to provoke. Trump’s border wall—still his signature policy—remains the quintessential policy position of the contemporary Republican Party. It is, first and foremost, a troll. It does little, if nothing, to reduce undocumented immigration. It is a metaphor more than a policy, flaunting what purports […]

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US curtails one immigration pathway for Afghan evacuees, shifting to long-term strategy

The U.S. government will curtail its practice of temporarily waiving immigration requirements for vulnerable Afghans entering the country, instead focusing on more enduring pathways as the evacuation enters a new phase. The government will largely cease its use of humanitarian parole to allow at-risk Afghans to enter the country after Oct. 1, requiring remaining evacuees to demonstrate family ties […]

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What Joe Biden Can Learn From Stephen Miller (Yes, Seriously)

The president already seems to be cautiously dipping his toes into these waters, with the administration having issued a guidance in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s precedent-shattering overturn of Roe v. Wade warning doctors and hospitals that a failure to treat pregnancy-related conditions that threaten the life of the parent, up to and including […]

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How Trump Almost Won His War on the Census

Second, the documents show that Chief Justice John Roberts saved the Supreme Court from, in legal parlance, getting played like a bunch of suckers. In its 2019 ruling on the citizenship question, in Department of Commerce v. New York, the court ruled that there was no constitutional barrier to asking about citizenship during the decennial […]

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Mitt Romney Is in Denial

On the question of undocumented immigration, Romney accuses liberals and the left of hiding their heads in the sand. “When TV news outlets broadcast video after video of people illegally crossing the nation’s southern border, many of us change the channel,” he writes. But Romney conveniently ignores the fact that it’s rampant nativism on the […]

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