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When we talk About Us at UnitedWeStay, we’re including all 11 million of us, who are making our way in this country as we work and search for the fulfillment of its promise with a promise of our own -- to make the U.S. a more diverse, stronger and ultimately greater nation.

As World Comes to Halt Amid Pandemic, So Do Migrants

Laborers have not just stopped traveling in search of work. Many have also headed back to their home countries.

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ICE Detainees Refuse Virus Tests, Damage Detention Center


A group of about 10 federal immigration detainees who refused to be tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 caused extensive damage to the center in Dartmouth where they are being held, the sheriff's office said in a Friday night news release. ...

‘We Don’t Know How It Will End’: Hunger Stalks Amid Virus

Originally publishe by The New York Times WASHINGTON — When all this started — when the coronavirus began stalking humanity like an animal hunting prey, when she and her husband lost their restaurant jobs overnight as the world shut down to hide, when she feared not being able to feed her family — Janeth went ...

WOMEN IN ICE DETENTION FACE REPRISALS FOR SPEAKING UP ABOUT FEARS OF COVID-19

The women at South Louisiana told me this weekend by phone that they want to make another video, but “now we can’t get out of sight of a guard who watches everything all the time.” At Irwin, four of the women who participated in the video remain segregated in two small cells. On Sunday, another detainee stood outside the cells and told the locked-down women to speak loudly so I could hear. “This is not fair,” they screamed. “Help us!” ...
Married to an Undocumented Immigrant? You May Not Get a Stimulus Check.

Married to an Undocumented Immigrant? You May Not Get a Stimulus Check.

Undocumented immigrants are ineligible for federal payments to help families during the coronavirus pandemic. So are their spouses, even if they are U.S. citizens.

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Trump wants to use coronavirus aid as leverage to force blue states to change immigration policies

Trump wants to use coronavirus aid as leverage to force blue states to change immigration policies

The president mentioned using aid to force states into “sanctuary city adjustments” in comments to the press Tuesday.

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The Uncertain Life of New York City’s Immigrant Uber Drivers During the Pandemic

The decision was reaffirmed last month by the same court. Though the ruling marked entitlements for gig workers, companies disagree that rideshare drivers are “similarly situated”; in the meantime, Uber and Lyft have declined to report drivers’ wages to the state, forcing drivers to engage in lengthy processes to prove that they are entitled to the payments. On Friday, some Guild drivers in New York began to receive Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Andrew Byrne, a senior director of public policy at Uber, told me that the company has been pushing for a third legal category for years, in part because the concept of unemployment, as it exists under current law, does not fit with Uber’s model. “We want to raise the standard for independent and flexible work so drivers maintain control while getting a real safety net when they need it,” he told me. ...
New York attorney general again asks court to block ‘public charge’ rule

New York attorney general again asks court to block ‘public charge’ rule

The Justice Department has argued that an emergency injunction is unnecessary because the administration has decided not to consider immigrants' use of coronavirus-related public assistance in deciding whether they qualify as a public charge. ...

FIRST THE MUSLIM BAN, NOW CORONAVIRUS — IRANIAN FAMILIES SEPARATED BY ONE TRUMP ORDER AFTER ANOTHER

“She’s not studying, she’s basically wasting her life,” said Nasseri of his daughter. He has had three surgeries that have decreased his lung function, and he has high blood pressure. “If I catch coronavirus, there’s a big possibility I’m going to pass. So I’m going to pass without seeing my daughter. And if they get it, I’m going to take the first plane there to take care of them, and I’m going to risk my life for them,” he said. “All I want is an answer, a yes or no answer. If it’s a no, that’s fine with me. I’ll just retire and cash out everything I have and move to another country and take my family with me.” ...

 

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