Guest column by Stan Marek Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott recently issued an order identifying industries considered essential during this pandemic. I was pleased that he included construction on the list.     Construction has been my career and my passion for my entire life. My father and uncles — descendants of Czech immigrants — founded our […]

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From the Houston Chronicle One by one, the families who hired Julia de León as a domestic worker told her she was no longer needed, including a River Oaks residence where she kept house and at times, was a nanny, for 13 years. The novel coronavirus had spread across Houston and she soon found herself […]

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Guest column by Steven Kopits E-Verify, the most important tool that the government offers employers for ensuring they don’t hire undocumented workers is based on flawed policy — one that fails at its two main goals: compliance and enforcement. The two are often confused. Compliance means getting participants to act in the way we would […]

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Healthcare workers under the protection of Daca anxiously await a supreme court decision that may deport them

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Immigrant field workers have been told to keep working despite stay-at-home directives, and given letters attesting to their “critical” role in feeding the country.

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Families without legal status are facing losses with fewer resources

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The president has angered his base by soliciting temporary foreign workers in an effort to stabilize the economy.

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Immigrant field workers have been told to keep working despite stay-at-home directives, and given letters attesting to their “critical” role in feeding the country.

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From CBS News A group representing immigration attorneys sued the federal government Monday to stop in-person immigration hearings and to obtain better protection for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) said the government has refused to guarantee the safety of their members as well as due process for immigrants. […]

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Fearing for their health and their future.

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From CNN Millions of workers aren’t getting any help from the largest emergency aid deal in US history. When stimulus checks start going out across the country, undocumented immigrants won’t be receiving them. That’s not a surprise. They aren’t eligible for most federal benefits. But immigrant rights advocates say leaving this group out of the […]

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Immigrant convicted in 1988 for possessing 50 kg of cocaine can challenge deportation

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From The Hill Thousands of people with legal status in the United States could inadvertently violate immigration law over the next few months, as the government agency that processes applications remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Attorneys, think tanks, activists and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — the agency that issues work […]

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From Fox News Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using flights deporting illegal immigrants to two Central American countries to bring back Americans stranded by restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. ICE, working with the State Department, has brought home 209 U.S. citizens on the return leg of two deportation flights to El Salvador and Honduras, the […]

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By The Wall Street Journal At Gardner Health Services, a community clinic in San Jose, Calif., staff noticed their immigrant patients were withdrawing from health coverage and growing increasingly nervous in recent months. Could they make payments in installments, they asked. Would their names be entered on a government list? The number of patients plummeted. […]

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement is requiring lawyers to wear personal protective equipment to detention facilities. That could keep the equipment out of the hands of medical personnel — or make it harder for lawyers to see their clients, some say.

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From Texas Monthly In the days since the president declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, the coronavirus has effectively turned Texas on its head. Schools have closed, bars and restaurants have been limited to takeout service, and gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. But inside the walls of the South Texas Detention […]

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Migrants in often-crowded facilities are quarantined, though no cases are yet confirmed

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The Trump administration announced plans to erect 150 miles of barrier on the border, involving large numbers of contractors

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From The Hill U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily shutting down offices around the country in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.  The agency said in a memo posted to its website on Tuesday that the closures would apply to its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers. The closures […]

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