Tag Archives: Virus

Slowed by COVID-19, California group tries to track down families separated at the border

Originally published by LA Tiimes Veronica Ledesma goes to sleep worrying about 86 families. And none of them are her own. There’s the mother who fears being five minutes late to pick up her children. They were separ ...

Arrests along Mexico border jumped 40% last month, despite Trump administration’s immigration crackdown

The border barrier’s impact on reducing illegal crossings is not always clear. In CBP San Diego’s sector, for instance, where progress on new border barrier construction is the most advanced, arrest totals through June w ...

‘It Was Like a Time Bomb’: How ICE Helped Spread the Coronavirus

An investigation by The New York Times and The Marshall Project reveals how Immigration and Customs Enforcement became a spreader of the coronavirus. ...

Foreign Students Weigh Studying in Person vs. Losing Visas

“I don’t see myself moving back to Brazil at this point,” said the 27-year-old, who is studying education and just finished her first semester. “It’s very unfair." ...

Trump administration proposes blocking asylum seekers on public health grounds

That proposed regulation, for example, said that living unlawfully in the US for more than a year prior to filing for asylum would be considered a "significant adverse factor," despite exceptions that currently exist. Si ...

A Town in the Heart of Trump Country Learned to Love Immigrants. Then COVID Hit.

Huron, South Dakota, was dying until it became a destination for refugees. ...

A FAMILY SEPARATED BETWEEN EL SALVADOR AND THE U.S., FIRST BLOCKED BY TRUMP AND THEN CORONAVIRUS

When a judge ordered the Trump administration to resume processing applications that had already been approved, the family once more began collecting medical checks, interviews, and paperwork. But the girls were more ske ...

Trump uses the coronavirus to impede immigration. His aim at foreign students is a new low.

The president’s goal is to turn America’s back on the world. Sadly, it is Americans, and institutions like U.S. universities, that will pay the price. ...

Trump Visa Rules Seen as Way to Pressure Colleges on Reopening

International students will be required to take at least one in-person class to keep their visas, at a time when many universities are prioritizing online instruction. ...

How Trump is using the pandemic to crack down on immigration

Originally published by CNN (CNN)The Trump administration's changes to the US immigration system during the pandemic have been swift and sweeping. Many measures were initially billed as temporary but have been exten ...

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