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 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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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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Trump administration policies that discourage immigrants from coming forward could hamper efforts to contain the epidemic.

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During a global pandemic, the world gets suspicious of outsiders. We must guard against falling into this trap.

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From Forbes Coronavirus raises a host of difficult immigration issues for U.S. businesses, including the status of H-1B visa holders and international students, obtaining I-9 verification for new employees and travel restrictions that limit mobility for international personnel. Below is a look at important immigration issues facing businesses during the current health crisis. H-1B and […]

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From the Los Angeles Times In the darkness of the early hours Monday, about a dozen immigration agents gathered outside a Starbucks in Bell Gardens. For the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, who make daily arrests, it was supposed to be business as usual. But that morning, they greeted one another with elbows instead of […]

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“COVID-19 does not discriminate between a DHS trial attorney, private counsel, the respondents or court employees,” one union representative said.

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