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

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.” ...

The fate of Dreamers is under siege. They need us now, more than ever

We remain proud of every Dreamer who chose to pursue their American dream at Hunter College. All three branches of the federal government—the executive, Congress, and the courts—should likewise applaud their grit during the pandemic, and pave the way for their productive futures in our country, which is also their country. ...
DHS begins collecting DNA from undocumented immigrants after whistleblower complaints

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.

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House Democrats: ICE’s Failure to Take Coronavirus Seriously Is Killing People

House Democrats: ICE’s Failure to Take Coronavirus Seriously Is Killing People

House Democrats: ICE’s Failure to Take Coronavirus Seriously Is Killing People
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The undocumented restaurant workers who fed us are being forgotten. This is their struggle

“The first thing they ask you is for a Social Security number,” he said. “So what do you do when the one you have isn’t yours? Or you had to go down to MacArthur Park to buy it, because it was the only way you could get a job? What do you do then?” he asked, fighting tears. ...
California high court won’t stop transfer of inmates to ICE during coronavirus crisis

California high court won’t stop transfer of inmates to ICE during coronavirus crisis

“I fear that today’s order will unnecessarily delay resolution of the issues with potentially dire consequences for inmates, correctional staff, the health care system and our state as a whole,” he wrote. ...

Many Asylum Seekers in Mexico Can’t Get U.S. Court Hearings Until 2021. A Coronavirus Outbreak Could ‘Devastate’ Them

“The shelters are incredibly dedicated in terms of doing everything that’s within the realm possible to try and prevent contagion,” she says. “But they’re still very limited.” ...
Under Trump border rules, U.S. has granted refuge to just two people since late March, records show

Under Trump border rules, U.S. has granted refuge to just two people since late March, records show

The decision also must be approved by a USCIS supervisor, and applicants do not have the ability to appeal the decisions to U.S. immigration courts.

The most recent CBP enforcement statistics show the agency expelled 14,416 border-crossers last month. Approximately 95 percent of those who arrived were quickly sent back into Mexico. Overall, border detentions fell more than 50 percent from March to April, to 16,789, the second-lowest monthly total of Trump’s presidency, according to the latest figures. ...

 

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