We must support immigrants as they risk their lives to care for our loved ones

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Death and job loss from pandemic threaten visa status of physicians and their families

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Opinion by Javier Quiroz Castro for the Houston Chronicle This past November, I started a nursing job at Houston Methodist West Hospital. I’d barely settled into my routine treating cardiovascular patients when COVID-19 upended our lives. Today, I’m working 12-to 14-hour shifts on the newly-created COVID-19 floor, fighting to stabilize patients and keep them from […]

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From The Oklahoman TIJUANA, Mexico — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both sides of the border, until he got the coronavirus. On weekends the 37-year-old truck driver would stay at his parents’ home in Tijuana. Thanks to his U.S. green card, he lived in his own place in San Diego during the week, delivering […]

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From the Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON — The state of Texas made more than $420 million off immigrants living in the state illegally in 2018, according to a new Rice University study. The study, which replicates an outdated state comptroller report, finds that for every $1 the Texas state government spends on the estimated 1.6 million […]

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From the Miami Herald When President Donald Trump tweeted on April 20 that he would suspend all immigration into the United States to protect American workers, his proclamation two days later carved out important exemptions. They are benefiting many South Florida healthcare organizations, businesses and foreign investors. In practical terms, the proclamation pausing immigration for […]

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From Newsweek A $3 trillion coronavirus relief package released by House Democrats on Tuesday includes new efforts to protect and support immigrants in the U.S., including those on the frontlines of responding to the pandemic. Under the HEROES Act, which was introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one of the measures seeking to support immigrant […]

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From The Hill Activists and immigrant advocates are sounding the alarm that tens of millions of immigrants are at risk of being left out of COVID-19 testing and treatment in the government’s response to the health crisis. The trillions in stimulus passed by Congress so far in response to the coronavirus crisis provide testing and […]

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From The New American Economy Many of our country’s industries are working under enormous and unprecedented stress, and they’re relying on immigrant workers to carry out essential services. Immigrants will continue to play a critical role in our nation’s response and recovery to the crisis, both economically and physically.  Immigrants and refugees are on the […]

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

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