- Business Insider 22:08May 8, 2021The ACLU is running a two-page NYT ad on Mother's Day urging the Biden administration to reunite migrant parents and childrenJoe Biden promised to reunite separated families at the border. Today, there are still about 1,000 separated families, according to the ACLU.
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- Business Insider 19:04May 8, 2021Kids held in a Dallas migrant shelter are reportedly hungry and begging volunteers for foodUS migrant facilities have been overwhelmed as federal agencies scramble amid record-high numbers of unaccompanied children arriving at the border.
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- Business Insider 23:34April 30, 2021Biden's Pentagon says it's canceling all border wall projects paid for with money Trump took from the militaryOne of Biden's first acts after taking office as president was to halt construction of the border wall.
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- The Guardian(UK) 09:00April 24, 2021Ups and downs: Trump’s $27m-a-mile border wall being scaled with $5 ladders‘Unlike the wall, these ladders are functional,’ artist and activist Scott Nicol points out to local magazine Texas MonthlyFor millennia two bitter foes have been in constant conflict with one another: the imposing, stout wall and the nimble, convenient ladder. That same struggle continues to play out today in the Rio Grande Valley along the southern border of Texas, where migrants crossing over from Mexico find themselves confronted with towering impediments to their journey, built by presidents Republican and Democrat alike, and decide to simply climb over them.A look at this structural struggle came this week in a story in Texas Monthly. In the piece the magazine follows along with a local artist and activist named Scott Nicol, a man who has become an expert spotter of wall ladders, which he often finds discarded after one use and photographs them. “It’s made of cheap, rough wood, quickly nailed together because it is only going to be used once,” Nicol says of one he finds along a walk by the border. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 12:02April 7, 2021Video shows a child abandoned at the US-Mexico border asking a Border Patrol agent for helpCustoms and Border Protection confirmed the video's authenticity and said the child is 10 years old, ABC13 Houston reported.
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- Breitbart News 03:21April 6, 2021Poll: 72% of Americans Call Illegal Immigration 'Direct Threat' to U.S.An AP-NORC poll released Monday shows 72 percent of American adults say illegal immigration poses a "direct threat" to the United States.
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- Business Insider 21:36April 1, 2021Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests Mexico ban Ted Cruz from vacationing there after he accuses her of pushing 'full open borders'"You funded cages, expanded cages, and yet you're complaining about cages. You have no policy, just puff," Ocasio-Cortez told Cruz in a tweet.
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- Business Insider 11:39April 1, 2021Officials found an unaccompanied 4-year-old boy walking toward the US border, as Biden faces a surge in migrant children trying to enterMexico's National Migration Institute said the boy, from Honduras, was found alone and walking toward the US border near the Rio Grande river.
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- Business Insider 11:46March 31, 2021Photo shows unaccompanied migrant children crammed in a single playpen at an overcrowded border facilityA Department of Homeland Security facility that can hold 250 is housing more than 4,000 migrants, including children, the Associated Press reported.
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- Business Insider 22:46March 28, 2021Rep. Veronica Escobar says that Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are using the southern border 'as a prop'"These are people who are about to engage in political theater [and] do a whole lot of complaining and finger-pointing," she said of Cruz and Cornyn.
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- The Guardian 23:32March 27, 2021Republican senator Ted Cruz mocked for documentary-style trip to US-Mexico borderTexas lawmaker recounted his mission to shed light on what conservatives have dubbed an immigration crisisRepublican senator Ted Cruz has drawn criticism for taking a trip to America’s southern border as the conservative Texan politician once again became the butt of internet jokes and memes.In the style of a wildlife documentary, Cruz captured his experience with the help of professional photographers and shared his recent journey to the US-Mexico border Thursday night on social media, where he aimed to shed light on what Republicans have dubbed a crisis. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 22:43March 24, 2021Biden charges Harris with stemming migrant numbers at US-Mexico borderVice-president will collaborate with Mexico and Central America officials as White House faces criticism over border operationsUS politics – live updatesJoe Biden announced on Wednesday that he is charging Kamala Harris with diplomatic efforts to stem migration at the US-Mexico border, amid a deepening humanitarian challenge there.The vice-president will collaborate with officials from Mexico and Central America, according to Reuters, taking on similar responsibilities to Biden’s when he responded to an influx of children and families as vice-president under the Obama administration. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 16:36March 24, 2021US officials say migrants are being told to come to the border. Here's what they're hearing from smugglers and from RussiaUS officials say the increase in migrants arriving at the border is a response to rumors and "disinformation" spread by smugglers and bigger foes.
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- Business Insider 23:29March 23, 2021Human-rights groups are urging the Biden administration to get children out of the makeshift Border Patrol facilitiesJournalists haven't been allowed into holding facilities in Texas, but government-shared videos show large groups of children sleeping on thin mats on the floor.
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- Business Insider 18:08March 23, 2021New videos show crowded Border Patrol facilities in Texas housing migrant children with plastic enclosures and foil blanketsThese new government-produced and -released videos are among the public's first glance into the ongoings inside the holding facilities.
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- Business Insider 22:06March 22, 2021Photos show the crowded conditions where migrant kids are being held at the US-Mexico borderThe photos, shared with Insider by Rep. Henry Cuellar, show at least dozens of children and some adults in makeshift facilities.
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- Business Insider 17:07March 22, 2021Biden's DHS secretary blamed the border crisis on Trump dismantling a program that let minors to apply from asylum from their own countryThe policy had allowed children to seek asylum without having to make the perilous journey to the US overland.
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- Business Insider 09:52March 22, 2021Migrants waiting at the US-Mexico border have been photographed wearing shirts that say 'Biden, please let us in!'Migrants waiting to be processed at the US-Mexico border have been photographed wearing shirts that appear to mimic Biden's campaign ads.
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- Business Insider 17:56March 21, 2021Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the 'border is closed' but the US 'will not expel young, vulnerable children'Homeland Security's Alejandro Mayorkas defended the Biden administration's policy of expelling families and adult migrants, but not young arrivals.
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- The Guardian 09:00March 19, 2021Is there a crisis at the border? Advocates in Texas say it's 'political manipulation'The Texas governor has sent troops to fortify the border while advocates say the immigration numbers are being politicizedAlong the winding road which follows the Rio Grande west from Mission, Texas, dozens of armed border patrol agents, state troopers, soldiers and state and local police are dotted about to catch undocumented migrants entering the country from Mexico.This is a so-called hotspot for irregular migration – folks crossing the border river without permission to enter the US – in what the Republican party and anti-immigrant activists are calling a crisis at the border. During one afternoon this week, there were more law enforcement vehicles cruising along this dusty 15-mile stretch towards Los Ebanos, a tiny border community connected to Mexico by a hand-operated cable ferry, than there was local traffic. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 06:29March 17, 2021Biden tells Central American migrants: 'Don't come over'The president told Central American migrants to stay in their "town or city or community" as a surge at the US-Mexico border morphs into a humanitarian crisis.
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- Business Insider 05:53March 14, 2021The Biden administration is mobilizing FEMA amid record numbers of migrant children and teens at the borderFEMA will assist in a 90-day "government-wide effort" to respond to the thousands of migrant children arriving in the US.
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- Business Insider 17:58March 12, 2021Marjorie Taylor Greene falsely claims 'all those illegals' are celebrating with 'big barbacoas' on the border while thousands of migrant children are being detainedRepublican lawmakers are trying to raise alarm about "super-spreader caravans" of immigrants in an attempt to weaponize immigration against Biden.
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- Business Insider 15:32March 11, 2021Leaked documents say hundreds of unaccompanied minors are being held at the US border for an average 107 hours, far longer than the legal limitA HHS document said that as of March 8, almost 1,400 unaccompanied minors had been held in CBP facilities for more than three days, per CBS.
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- Business Insider 17:35March 10, 2021Sen. Lindsey Graham fear-mongers about migrant children crossing the US-Mexico border, baselessly claiming they could become 'terrorists'The South Carolina Republican invoked the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to make his point to Fox News host Sean Hannity.
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- Business Insider 00:58February 28, 2021Biden says the reopened Texas facility for migrant children 'won't stay open very long'Progressive lawmakers, including Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, blasted the administration's move to reopen the facility.
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- The Guardian(UK) 15:00February 27, 2021Parents of 112 children separated at US-Mexico border contacted, court hearsFigures were provided as part of lawsuit brought by ACLU which in 2018 ended family separations under Trump policyThe parents of 112 children separated at the US-Mexico border by Donald Trump’s administration have been contacted since January, lawyers told a court on Friday, as the judge expressed optimism about reunification efforts now being the responsibility of Joe Biden’s administration.The new figures were provided as part of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which in 2018 ended family separations under Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy about unlawful border crossings and ordered the government to reunite families. On Friday, the government’s position in the case was represented publicly for the first time by Biden’s administration instead of Trump’s. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 23:06February 25, 2021Jen Psaki Blames Trump Administration for Current Migrant CrisisPsaki commented as the left has condemned President Joe Biden for reopening detention camps for the surge of unaccompanied migrants at the Southern border after the president restored "catch and release" policies.
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- Breitbart News 06:38February 16, 2021President Biden to Introduce Renewed Push for AmnestyPresident Joe Biden will reportedly introduce an immigration bill this week that will provide 11 million illegal aliens citizenship and expand the refugee resettlement program.
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- Breitbart News 03:53February 4, 2021Supreme Court Removes Cases Defending Trump Border PoliciesThe Supreme Court removed two high-profile border security cases from its docket on Wednesday, one concerning the Trump administration’s building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and the other concerning keeping migrants in Mexico while their petitions to enter the United States are pending.
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- Business Insider 16:58February 1, 2021US veterans deported to Mexico want Biden to let them 'back into their country' before cartels get to them"The recruiting by Mexican cartels is real. They are looking for professionals with training," Hector Barajas, a veteran deported to Mexico, told Insider.
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- The Guardian(UK) 03:01January 19, 2021Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border named Design of the Year 2020Creators say they hope the work encourages people to build bridges between communitiesA collection of bright pink seesaws that allowed people to interact over the US-Mexico border has won the prestigious Design of the Year award, with its creators saying they hoped the work encourages people to build bridges between communities.The Teeter Totter Wall, which bridged across El Paso in Texas and Ciudad Juárez in Mexico during a 40-minute session, was described as not only feeling “symbolically important” but also highlighting “the possibility of things” by the judging panel. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 17:31December 29, 2020Trump's crackdown on the US-Mexico border has been a moneymaker for border agents working with traffickersUnder Trump, corruption among US Border Patrol agents has increased dramatically, experts, former officials, and cartel operatives tell Insider.
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- Business Insider 19:24November 18, 2020A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop deporting migrant children who cross the US-Mexico border aloneThe Trump administration policy has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic.
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