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

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

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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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Donald Trump says America is full, but as the baby boomers retire, more workers will be needed to finance Social Security and Medicare.

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Rule will require immigration officers to collect cheek swabs from what could amount to hundreds of thousands of people a year

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Donald Trump’s senior adviser has been the true driving force behind this Administration’s racist agenda.

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The department called the decision a move “to bring justice to terrorists, war criminals, sex offenders and other fraudsters,” but some lawyers there feared a broader crackdown.

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Justices split over the case, which concerns identity theft by undocumented immigrants who provide false social security numbers on job applications

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A court once again blocked a Trump policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, but then it put the ruling on pause.

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Few industries are more directly effected by the immigration debate than construction. In its December issue Construction Dimension, the magazine of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, Mark L. Johnson looks at how the industry is trying to cut through the rhetoric in Washington and find reasonable solutions: Last March, during a panel […]

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Despite acknowledging that they “dropped the ball” by releasing more than 200 asylum seekers onto the streets of El Paso without money or means of transportation—or without warning local officials—Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials said they plan to release hundreds more over Christmas, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke told Texas Monthly Monday. The move over the holiday has […]

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On the morning of June 2, 2017, Odette Dureland woke to a loud knock on the door of the one-story bungalow that she shares with her husband and her children. She was recovering from minor surgery, so her 26-year-old daughter, Rebecca, rose to open the door. Outside, there was a group of federal agents from […]

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