Daily Archives: May 18, 2020

Health experts slam Trump administration’s use of public health law to close border

Health experts recommended instead that US authorities "use evidence-based public health measures to process asylum seekers and other persons crossing the U.S. border." That includes facilitating social distancing and us ...

Virus rules tighten illegal immigration on northern border

Later that same day they were returned to Canada at the Armstrong, Quebec, port of entry. ...

Immigration agency asks for emergency funds, will raise fees

The agency did not say whether it would seek to reduce its workforce or impose furloughs, but said it has cut expenses and would “have to take drastic actions to keep the agency afloat” without the emergency funding from ...

‘Everybody Was Sick’: Inside an ICE Detention Center

Like jails, ICE facilities are faced with tough decisions as to how to keep their dense populations safe. ...

DHS begins collecting DNA from undocumented immigrants after whistleblower complaints

The Trump administration has begun implementing a 2005 law after years of pushback inside the agency. ...

The House’s latest coronavirus relief bill gives stimulus payments to unauthorized immigrants

House Republicans tried and failed to strike a provision that would give stimulus payments to immigrants. ...

The Trump administration is using the pandemic as an excuse to target immigrants and asylum seekers

Nativist scapegoating and racist restrictions in the name of public health are nothing new. But this time, anti-migrant policy could have devastating effects. ...

Immigrants were largely overlooked in the US’s coronavirus response. The latest relief bill aims to fix that.

Here are five ways the Heroes Act would help immigrants impacted by the pandemic. ...

The price of being ‘essential’: Latino service workers bear brunt of coronavirus

“I was getting tired at work and I had a little bit of a cough,” she said. “I didn’t think it would be something so serious, so I kept going to work for three or four days.” ...

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