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U.S. Limits Mexico Guest Worker Visas, Sends Farmers Scrambling

Expected travel restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus could hurt U.S. fruit and labor production.

Trump to block migrants and asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

On Wednesday, Trump announced the United States and Canada will suspend non-essential travel between the two countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Refugee admissions to the US temporarily suspended Priscilla Alvarez byline

"The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program coordinates refugee arrivals with its international humanitarian implementing partners, IOM and UNHCR," the spokesperson said in a statement. "The temporary suspension of resettlement travel programs globally will impact the arrival of refugees in the United States and other countries with refugee resettlement programs." ...

US Citizenship and Immigration suspends in-person immigration services

Offices across the San Francisco Bay area closed to the public on Tuesday, following the public health order requiring most residents to remain in place.
"If you want to get this thing fixed, if you want to stop the virus from spreading," Kenneth Palinkas, executive vice president of the council, told CNN Tuesday. "Everybody's got to participate. You know, if you have a weak link, it's all for nought." ...
Homeless families suffer the most under ‘public charge’ rule

Homeless families suffer the most under ‘public charge’ rule

This policy will do nothing but harm, but maybe that’s the point. At the end of the day, these families are not going anywhere. Dolores and Alex are here. Increasing their unnecessary suffering will only make us all worse off. The president is not making us stronger by getting rid of “bad hombres;” he is dividing families. He is not tossing out the ‘bad apples;’ he’s stealing the dreams of children. The new “public charge” rule isn’t protecting us; it’s destroying who we are.  ...

Biden commits to moratorium on deportations of immigrants

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders also say immigrants in the country illegally must feel safe to seek testing and treatment for the coronavirus. ...

For years, Bernie Sanders warned that increased immigration would lower the wages of U.S. workers. Now he barely mentions it.

“I voted unlike most Democrats — and some of you won’t like it — I voted for 700 miles of fence,” then-Sen. Biden (D-Del.) told a South Carolina Rotary Club in 2006. “People are driving across that border with tons, tons — hear me — tons of everything from byproducts for methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin. And it’s all coming up through corrupt Mexico.” ...

Trump is hiking up the price to become an American. It’s callous harassment.

The administration defends some of the new fees as innocuous moves to stay abreast of inflation. In fact, the hikes in many cases — such as the 800 percent price increase for deportation appeals — are multiples higher than inflation since that fee was previously raised, in 1986. The real goal, it seems, is no different from that of so many of the administration’s countless tweaks to the immigration system: to drive away most of those who aspire to become new Americans. ...

Immigration Officers Say Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Unlawful

The policy returns a vulnerable population “to countries in which their lives and freedom are directly threatened,” a union of asylum and refugee officers said in a brief.




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