Daily Archives: August 17, 2020

Single adults from Mexico driving rise in illegal border crossings

Originally Published in The Hill Rafael Bernal - August 17, 2020 An uptick in illegal border crossings since April has been mostly driven by an increase in crossings by single adults from Mexico. ...

Hispanics, non-white workers highly affected by U.S. COVID-19 outbreaks, says CDC

Originally Published in Reuters Dania Nadeem and Manash Mishra - August 17, 2020 (Reuters) - Outbreaks of the new coronavirus in U.S. workplaces have disproportionately hit Hispanic and non-white communities, accor ...

U.S. policy of expelling migrant children without an asylum interview challenged in class-action lawsuit

Originally Published in CBS News Camilo-Montoya Galvez - August 14, 2020 Advocacy groups on Friday mounted the first class-action court challenge against the Trump administration's unprecedented policy of expelling ...

Fear, language barriers hinder immigrant contact-tracing

Orignally Published in ABC News Tammy Weber and Regina Garcia Cano - August 15, 2020 Only a handful of contact tracers working to slow COVID-19 in 125 communities near Chicago speak Spanish, despite significant Hispa ...

DHS’s Ken Cuccinelli Says Asylum Officers Upset by Trump’s Policies Can Take Concerns to the Polls

Originally Published in Newsweek Chantal da Silva - August 16, 2020 Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency and the acting deputy secretary of the Departm ...

Looming Fee Increase Could Thwart Many U.S. Citizenship Applications

Originally Published in The New York Times Hailey Fuchs - August 16, 2020 The Trump administration is planning a sharp increase in the cost of naturalization this fall. Critics say it is part of a pattern intended ...

Low-wage workers face retaliation for demanding COVID-19 safety measures at work

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Leila Miller - August 15, 2020 Lizzet Aguilar said that after she participated in a strike at a McDonald’s location in Boyle Heights over unsafe working conditions, ...

Kamala Harris, Daughter of Immigrants, Is the Face of America’s Demographic Shift

Originally Published in The New York Times Sabrina Tavernise - August 15, 2020 Her parents’ arrival to Berkeley as young graduate students was the beginning of a historic wave of immigration from outside Europe tha ...

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