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Afghan Interpreter Who Saved U.S. Troops Gets American Citizenship

And then he headed off to work. He said his company has remained open during the Covid pandemic, and he hasn't missed a day of work. ...

Immigrant detainees describe deteriorating conditions as coronavirus spreads in facilities

Originally published by CNN For months, immigrant detainees held in Farmville, Virginia, worried about the coronavirus pandemic unfolding across the United States, but within the confines of the facility, the situatio ...

US must release children from detention centers due to Covid-19, judge rules

Judge Dolly Gee found ICE has failed to adequately protect children in custody from Covid-19, ordering them to be released by July 17. ...

Trump policy and coronavirus leave agency bankrupt, tens of thousands of potential voters in limbo

She’ll tell them: Her long wait is over. She’s an American now. ...

Supreme Court rules asylum seeker cannot challenge removal

Traditionally, the justices would celebrate birthdays with a toast at their regularly scheduled private session at the court. But with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the courthouse, justices are meeting only by t ...

Trump administration’s swipe at legal immigration puts thousands of lives in limbo

But even absent those changes, obtaining visas has been nearly impossible for people overseas because consulates have been closed. For many of those abroad, that's meant waiting for a consulate to open for visa processin ...

US immigration agency prepares to furlough more than half of its workforce

The agency's depleted funds appear to be the result of the administration's policies that decreased the number of petitions -- and thus fees -- received by USCIS, said Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst for the US Immigratio ...

Federal judge blocks removal of Honduran boy caught in coronavirus-related border restrictions

Public health experts have also raised concerns over the use of a public health law to keep migrants from entering the US or seeking refuge in the country. In a May letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, ...

This is who’s blocked from coming to the US under Trump’s latest ban

President Trump's latest proclamation outlines a number of new restrictions on visas for temporary foreign workers. ...

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