Tag Archives: Pandemic

AUTHORITIES TRANSFERRED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE BETWEEN SHADOWY IMMIGRATION PRISONS, IGNORING CORONAVIRUS THREAT

Asked for comment about the preparations to move all the inmates out of Taft, a spokesperson for the Management and Training Corporation — the private contractor that ran the facility — wrote, “The BOP determines and coo ...

Business Groups Push Trump to Keep Skilled-Worker Visas Amid Pandemic

A Teamsters union official on Friday criticized a recent Trump administration move to ease requirements for U.S. food supply chain businesses employing seasonal workers through the H-2B visa program, saying the workers a ...

Thousands Wait to Take US Citizenship Oath Amid Virus Delays

“This is a big happiness,” Mee Reh said. “We were worried there would be more difficult times ahead.” ...

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. ...

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 dec ...

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 quali ...

Trump’s coronavirus order scapegoats immigrants and doesn’t make us safer

Immigrants of all kinds are disproportionately on the coronavirus front lines providing all of us with essential services, often at great personal risk. ...

Judge rejects request to suspend immigration court hearings amid coronavirus outbreak

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday rejected a request to suspend immigration court proceedings amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Supreme Court denies request to suspend ‘public charge’ rule for immigrants during pandemic

Originally published by CNN The Supreme Court on Friday denied a request from New York and other states to block the Trump administration's controversial "public charge" rule during the coronavirus pandemic. The rule ...

Migrant children are still attending deportation hearings amid the pandemic

Over recent weeks, the number of confirmed cases among unaccompanied migrant children in HHS custody has gradually increased. In total, 160 children have been tested for coronavirus, the Office of Refugee Resettlement sa ...

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