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This county knew coronavirus could ravage its farmworkers. Why didn’t officials stop it?

Originally Published in Los Angeles Times Anita Chabria - July 25, 2020 Farmworkers weed a tomato field in French Camp, Calif. (Max Whittaker / For The Times) As coronavirus cases began to grow in San Joaquin County in June, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs proposed requiring citizens to wear a mask in his city in the ...

After missing DACA, she resented her U.S.-born siblings. Trump ruined her second chance

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Cindy Carcamo and Molly O'Toole - July 30, 2020 Beatriz Basurto’s father is quick to point out that she — the 19-year-old middle child — is the most responsible of his six children. She’s the one with a well-paying job as a Mixtec interpreter for farmworkers in Oxnard ...

Explainer: Trump’s Latest Move to Limit Deportation Protections for ‘Dreamers’

Originally Published in The New York Times Reuters - July 29, 2020 WASHINGTON — The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump took steps on Tuesday to limit deportation protections for 'Dreamers' who are living in the United States illegally after entering as children. The move follows Trump's defeat last month in the Supreme Court, which ...

New Looks at the Fate of Foreigners in America, From the Privileged to the Most Vulnerable

Originally Published in The New York Times Jennifer Szalai - July 30, 3030 Amid all the fickle reversals of the last four years, there’s one area where the Trump administration has demonstrated a steady and unrelenting focus: restricting immigration. There is, of course, the wall — whose mythos looms large, even if the actual structure ...

Judge Halts Trump’s Wealth Test for Green Cards Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Originally Published in The New York Times Neil Vigdor - July 30, 2020 New York and other states sued the Trump administration over new limits on the “public charge” rule, which critics said would discourage immigrants from seeking medical treatment during the pandemic. The Trump administration’s plan to expand the definition of “public charge” to ...

Northam, U.S. senators ask for CDC’s help with covid-19 outbreak at immigrant detention center

Originally Published in The Washington Post Antonio Olivo and Gregory S. Schneider - July 29, 2020 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the state’s two U.S. senators are urging President Trump to send the country’s top public health agency to respond to a coronavirus outbreak inside a privately owned immigrant detention center in the town of ...

House Democrats grill Census director on Trump order to exclude undocumented immigrants from apportionment

Originally Published in The Washington Post Tara Bahrampour - July 29, 2020 At an often contentious emergency hearing Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers pressed the director of the Census Bureau on how he will follow last week’s presidential directive to change the way the decennial census is used for congressional apportionment. Bureau Director Steven Dill­ingham told the ...

Census director says he wasn’t involved in Trump citizenship order

Originally Published in CNN Gregory Wallace - July 29, 2020 (CNN)The Census Bureau director testified Wednesday that he was not involved in drafting President Donald Trump's directive calling for the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the count used to develop congressional districts. Director Steven Dillingham told the House Oversight Committee he had no heads-up from ...

Judge blocks administration from implementing ‘public charge’ rule for immigrants during pandemic

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - July 29, 2020 (CNN) A federal judge blocked the Trump administration from implementing its controversial "public charge" rule during the coronavirus pandemic in a ruling Wednesday. The rule makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps and ...
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