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Facing coronavirus pandemic, Trump suspends immigration laws and showcases vision for locked-down border

Originally published by The Washington Post President Trump has used emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic to implement the kind of strict enforcement regime at the U.S. southern border he has long wanted, ...

They Cleaned Other People’s Homes. Now They Fear They’re Sick.

“We feel a little sick, like the flu,” Ms. Sampedro said. “I don’t know why.” ...

Pandemic, Border Crackdown Hamper Catholics’ Aid to Migrants

“The administration has been continually focused on ways to stoke fear of migrants,” Carroll wrote. “The latest announcement uses the pandemic as a pretext to advance its dangerous goals.” ...

Guatemala Seeks Curbs on U.S. Deportation of Immigrants

Guatemala has recorded 70 infections and three deaths from the virus. ...

Civil Rights Groups Sue ICE to Force Release of Detainees Vulnerable to COVID-19

The lawsuit covers people being held at for-profit immigration jails in the South. ...

“Our Patients Are Very, Very Afraid”: A Major LA Clinic Is Struggling to Treat Undocumented Patients

Community members are still afraid of ICE—and are wary of venturing out, even if sick. ...

Why Won’t the Federal Government Release Immigrant Children?

The coronavirus threatens to turn immigration detention centers into a “tinderbox scenario.” ...

ICE under pressure to release detainees threatened by coronavirus

"As our hospital system unfortunately reaches a breaking point, I expect to see more and more individual ICE officers and directors make the right decision in relation to federal custody," she added. ...

DACA recipients ask Supreme Court to consider their work in fight against coronavirus

"Here, Secretary Nielsen explicitly considered the reliance interests," Francisco said. The case should be decided by June. ...

Staff Working With Immigrant Detainees in the U.S. Test Positive for Coronavirus

"There has probably been more NBA players tested on a single team than all of (the incarcerated) individuals" in the country, he said. "One thing we should do immediately is get people out as soon as possible." ...

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