Former ICE Chief’s New Book: Illegal Immigration Is Not A Victimless Crime

‘I can’t explain it to the American people through Congress since it’s hard to do in a five- or six-minute [television] hit,’ he said. Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) chief Tom Homan is out with a book, which he … Read More

Refugees face more hardship settling during lockdown, advocates say

Efforts to rebuild lives in Canada on hold as people lose jobs and access to services. Hamzeh Alnas arrived in B.C. on Jan. 15, 2020, with his partner to start a new life. Ten days later, Canada recorded it first … Read More

What Happens Next with Syrian Refugees, Europe and Coronavirus

Syrian refugees sit around a campfire in an empty market hall in the Turkish border town of Edirne near the Pazarkule-Kastanies border crossing on March 5, 2020. Mohssen Assanimoghaddam—DPA/Getty Images It feels like a lifetime ago that Turkish President Recep … Read More

‘Social distancing is impossible for refugees in Greece’. One volunteer describes conditions there

Freya Mergler says the odds are against the people in camps there. Freya Mergler IN THE MIDST of the anxiety and tragedy of the coronavirus, it’s been so heartening to see people coming together to help their fellow humans. But … Read More

Trump to ‘suspend immigration into the United States’ by executive order amid coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. UPDATE, April 21, 2020, at 6:58 p.m. ET: President Trump has clarified that his 60-day immigration pause, at least for now, will apply only to … Read More

Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico

The pandemic has allowed the U.S. Border Patrol to implement the kind of rapid-fire deportation system President Donald Trump has long extolled as his preferred approach. Under a new policy spurred by the new coronavirus crisis, Customs and Border Patrol … Read More

Europe has relied on Turkey to stem another migration crisis. That plan backfired.

This is the story behind the clashes at the Greek border. Migrants wait to board a ferry in the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on March 20. (Vangelis Papantonis/AP) In the midst of Europe’s coronavirus problem, a new border … Read More

Migrants waiting at US-Mexico border at risk of coronavirus, health experts warn

AUSTIN, Texas – Thousands of asylum seekers crammed in border towns near the Texas-Mexico border awaiting U.S. immigration hearings are at risk of dying from coronavirus because of poor health access and unsafe conditions, advocates say. In Matamoros, where about 2,000 migrants live in a … Read More

A single Chicago shelter for migrant kids has reported 37 cases of coronavirus

Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images On Monday, ProPublica reported that 19 migrant children in U.S. custody at a Chicago shelter called Heartland Human Care Services had tested positive for coronavirus. On Tuesday, that number had nearly doubled to 37, the organization said, … Read More

Trump quietly shuts down asylum at U.S. borders to fight virus

FILE – In this Thursday, March 14, 2019, file photo, a Border Patrol agent talks with a group suspected of having entered the U.S. illegally near McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol … Read More

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