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ICE DETAINEE WHO DIED OF COVID-19 SUFFERED HORRIFYING NEGLECT

Originally published by The Intercept IF THERE’S ONE thing the men locked inside the Otay Mesa Detention Center want the world to know, it’s that Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia didn’t need to die. The 57-year-old passed a ...

Cuban doctors and nurses seeking asylum keep border clinic running during pandemic

“It’s a debt we owe to society as doctors,” he said. “This is my mission, and I feel better because I’m doing something that really helps people.” ...

Undocumented immigrants may be eligible for federal COVID care, but a larger issue looms

Unless these problems are resolved, it may not be possible to meet COVID-19 hospitalization needs, whether undocumented immigrants are included or not. ...

California’s coronavirus relief program for unemployed immigrant workers gets off to a rocky start

He noted that “despite the initial technical challenges,” more than 15,000 applications have been opened statewide by late Thursday. ...

The Trump Administration Just Extended Its COVID-19 Border Restrictions—Indefinitely

“Do not be fooled: Trump’s goal is not to protect our health, it’s to sow division and advance his political agenda.” ...

Health experts slam Trump administration’s use of public health law to close border

Health experts recommended instead that US authorities "use evidence-based public health measures to process asylum seekers and other persons crossing the U.S. border." That includes facilitating social distancing and us ...

Virus rules tighten illegal immigration on northern border

Later that same day they were returned to Canada at the Armstrong, Quebec, port of entry. ...

‘Everybody Was Sick’: Inside an ICE Detention Center

Like jails, ICE facilities are faced with tough decisions as to how to keep their dense populations safe. ...

Immigrants were largely overlooked in the US’s coronavirus response. The latest relief bill aims to fix that.

Here are five ways the Heroes Act would help immigrants impacted by the pandemic. ...

The price of being ‘essential’: Latino service workers bear brunt of coronavirus

“I was getting tired at work and I had a little bit of a cough,” she said. “I didn’t think it would be something so serious, so I kept going to work for three or four days.” ...

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