Deported by U.S., Haitians Are in Shock: ‘I Don’t Know This Country’

But the Biden administration, facing the highest level of border crossings in decades, has enforced policies intended to slow the entry of migrants. The Haitian deportations are consistent with those policies, officials said this weekend.

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said on Monday that while the United States has extended protection for Haitians who had arrived in the country before July 29, those who arrive now are not covered.

“We are very concerned that Haitians who are taking this irregular migration path are receiving false information that the border is open or that …

The State of Covid in the U.S.

The U.S. has reached another potential turning point in the pandemic. But this is also a moment when the Covid-19 data is unusually tricky to read. In today’s newsletter, I’ll try to make sense of it, with help from four charts created by my colleague Ashley Wu.

On the one hand, the country may be on the verge of a virtuous cycle of declining cases. Although scientists don’t understand why, Covid has often followed a two-month cycle: When cases begin rising in a country, they often do so for about two months, before starting to decline. In the U.S., the

Shopping for Canopy Beds

Any bed can provide a place to sleep, but a canopy bed does something more.

“You can create a room within a room,” said Sandra Nunnerley, an interior designer in New York. “It’s like a cocoon.”

That’s why she installed a custom canopy bed in her New York apartment and frequently specifies them for clients’ homes, as well. “They’re heavenly to sleep under,” she said.

There are various ways of getting a canopy effect. One is to buy a bed with a canopy structure; another is to do what Ms. Nunnerley did in her home: Mount a fabric canopy on

‘The Crown,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’ win early Emmys

Cedric the Entertainer hosts the 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19, in Los Angeles.
Cedric the Entertainer hosts the 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19, in Los Angeles. (Cliff Lipson/CBS/Getty Images)

First off, Cedric the Entertainer should host the Emmys every year. Heck, I nominate him right now to host the Oscars. He was just the right bit of funny, snarky and the skits were smart. I think it’s safe to say that the opening number put us all in a good mood.

Now, although the show felt an hour too long — most of us have leaned on television during the Covid-19 pandemic. So it feels like this year especially, we’ve all …