Tag: Mayorkas, Alejandro

Another Attempt to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Immigration Policy

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making another attempt to end a Trump-era immigration program that a court ordered be reinstated, offering a more detailed description about the “benefits and cost” of forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are pending. “I have concluded that there are inherent problems with the […]

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Biden Bars Immigration Enforcement in ‘Protected Areas’

LOS ANGELES — The Biden administration on Wednesday designated the nation’s schools and hospitals, as well as a wide array of other locations, off limits to immigration enforcement, the latest sign that it is committed to protecting millions of undocumented residents from deportation while efforts to offer them a path to legalization remain stalled in […]

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U.S. Struggles With Afghan Evacuees Weeded Out, and Now in Limbo

But the United States took them to military bases in Persian Gulf countries and Europe for scrutiny. At these transit zones, known as “lily pads,” teams drawn from Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counterterrorism Center and intelligence agencies interviewed the Afghans and took their biometric and biographical information. Hundreds […]

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After Del Rio, Calls for Fairer Treatment of Black Migrants

Regardless, the images of agents on horseback drew such a visceral reaction not just from immigration advocates, but also from Black Americans and powerful civil rights organizations like the N.A.A.C.P., that many see this as a moment to effect change. “The connections have been made for Black people,” said Judith Browne Dianis, the executive director […]

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Biden Ends Workplace Immigration Raids, Reversing Trump Policy

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it would not conduct mass arrests of undocumented workers during enforcement operations at U.S. businesses, a reversal from Trump administration policies and the latest signal to millions of immigrants that they were not priorities for deportation. Known as work-site raids, such arrests have long been criticized by immigration […]

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Perilous, Roadless Jungle Becomes a Path of Desperate Hope

NECOCLÍ, Colombia — For decades, the Darién Gap, a roadless, lawless stretch of jungle linking South America to the north, was considered so dangerous that only a few thousand people a year were daring, or desperate, enough to try to cross it. But the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic in South America was such […]

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Biden Guidelines Direct ICE to Focus on Immigrants Who Pose Safety Threat

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration published new guidelines on Thursday for which undocumented immigrants should be prioritized for arrest, giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents broad discretion while directing them to focus on people who pose threats to public safety and national security. The priorities are designed to further undo the indiscriminate immigration arrest policies […]

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