Tag Archives: Virus

Trump Allies Try to Slash COVID Benefits for the Undocumented

“We shouldn’t be spending hard-earned taxpayer dollars on illegal immigrants at a time when 35 million Americans are out of work,” said Sen. Tom Cotton in a release about his bill. ...

Judge declines to order release of more medically vulnerable ICE detainees

Sabraw earlier this month denied the ACLU’s request in a separate lawsuit to order the U.S. Marshals Service to release medically vulnerable inmates at Otay Mesa. ...

Mexican Farmworkers Crammed Into Border Tunnel Despite Contagion Risk

A spokeswoman said CBP was "taking every available precaution to minimize the risk of exposure to our workforce and to members of the public." In California, 84 CBP employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the agency ...

House Democrats Demand Trump Administration Stop Rushing Through Deportations of Migrant Children

Democratic congressional leaders expressed alarm at the sudden acceleration and requested the government “cease this practice immediately.” ...

Facing lawsuits, Betsy DeVos quietly updates agency rule keeping dreamers from relief funds

DeVos will no longer legally pursue schools for allocating relief funds to Dreamers. For many, it might be too late ...

He’s diabetic. He works a high-risk job. But to pay rent, he has no choice

Instead, work has slowed, and his boss told him to stay home and take a few days off. He doesn’t know whether those days are paid. ...

The genius of immigrants is helping restaurants survive the pandemic

Originally published by The Washington Times “Our family survived a revolution and the extremism that followed it. Then we escaped through a border covered in mines,” Sebastian Oveysi, Iranian-born chef and co-owner  ...

Power Up: Policymakers concerned that immigrants avoiding coronavirus testing and care

Originally published by The New York Times The People FEAR OF CARE: Many immigrants are avoiding testing and coronavirus treatment amid worries about being deported or hurting their chances of becoming legal permanent ...

Family separation returns under cover of the coronavirus

“My wish is to be with my children there in America one day,” she said. “But if it is my turn to return, I have already lived my life. They are just beginning to live.” ...

Judge Demands ICE Better Explain Why It Won’t Release Kids

The Trump administration is also currently appealing Gee’s order last year stopping it from terminating the Flores agreement. ...

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