Immigration

The Cost of Medical Marginalization: Undocumented Mothers and Health Access in the Time of COVID-19

Undocumented mothers are bridging the gap in care for their families, but they shouldn’t have to do it alone.

  • May 5, 2020
  • 4:34 PM

The Legacy of SB1070: The Rise of Arizona’s New Political Order

PHOENIX — The power base in Arizona has shifted in the past 20 years, and we have the state’s Republican Party to both thank and blame for that.

  • May 2, 2020
  • 3:52 PM

REPORT: Immigrants Are Crucial Part of Essential Workforce, Especially in States Most Impacted by COVID-19

The Center for Migration Studies finds 19.8 million immigrants work in “essential critical infrastructure.”

  • May 1, 2020
  • 11:40 AM

Guatemala Says US Testing Deportees for Virus Before Sending

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A planeload of 89 Guatemalan deportees that arrived Thursday all tested negative for the coronavirus before boarding their flight from Texas, Guatemalan officials said Thursday.

  • May 1, 2020
  • 10:03 AM

US Can Soon Start Sending People Seeking Asylum to Honduras

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has finalized an agreement with Honduras that would allow some people seeking asylum in the United States to be sent to the Central American country instead.

  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 5:36 PM

Immigrants Deliver Food, ‘Hope’ to Workers Hit by Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Every afternoon, Sandra Pérez and Francisco Ramírez go over their list of fellow New Yorkers who need help because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some are sick. Others lost jobs, but have children to feed. Others are elderly or disabled. All are immigrants, like them.

  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 10:09 AM

Lawsuit: US Citizens With Immigrant Spouses Should Get Help

PHOENIX (AP) — The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has sued the federal government over its denial of coronavirus relief payments to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without social security numbers.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 8:52 PM

2 Guards at ICE Jail Die After Contracting Coronavirus

HOUSTON (AP) — Two guards at an immigration detention center in Louisiana have died after contracting the coronavirus, raising new questions about whether the U.S. government is adequately protecting 30,000 immigrants in custody and the staff guarding them.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 7:50 PM

#AllOfUS Are Essential to Beating COVID-19

The #AllOfUS campaign emphasizes that across countless sectors, immigrants —regardless of status— are doing essential work on the front lines fighting COVID-19 and keeping the nation safe and healthy.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2:36 PM

Immigrants, Hard Hit by Economic Fallout, Adapt to New Jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Ulises García went from being a waiter to working at a laundromat. Yelitza Esteva used to do manicures and now delivers groceries. Maribel Torres swapped cleaning homes for sewing masks.

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • 1:29 PM

Lives Lost: Brothers Journey From Rural Mexico to Life in US

To drivers on the George Washington Bridge, Martín Morales probably looked like just another weekend warrior in his windbreaker and bicycle helmet, out for a ride in the suburbs across the river from New York City.

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • 8:58 AM

DeVos Excludes DACA Recipients, Foreign Students From Grants

The Trump administration is barring most international students and all students who entered the U.S. illegally from receiving emergency college grants approved by Congress as part of nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package.

  • Apr 23, 2020
  • 1:51 PM

Trump Signs Immigration Order Featuring Numerous Exemptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive order “temporarily suspending immigration into the United States.” But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of applicants.

  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 11:28 PM

Immigrant Leaders of the Cosecha Movement Launch Fund for Undocumented Workers and Families

Organizers hope to raise at least $1 million in direct financial assistance.

  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 7:12 PM

Lives in Danger: How the Pandemic Affects Latin American Migrants (OPINION)

Migrants’ lives are depending on how well the U.S. responds to this crisis and how seriously the lives of minoritized communities are taken into consideration. Unfortunately, the U.S. does not have a good track record of this.

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 1:07 PM

Trump Vows to ‘Suspend Immigration,’ Adviser Cites Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus.

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 12:30 PM

For Meat Plant Workers, Virus Makes a Hard Job Perilous

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kulule Amosa’s husband earns $17.70 an hour at a South Dakota pork plant doing a job so physically demanding it can only be performed in 30-minute increments. After each shift last week, he left exhausted as usual, but he didn’t want to go home.

  • Apr 20, 2020
  • 11:09 PM

Stop Deporting COVID-19 (OPINION)

The truth is that our broken immigration system can’t handle the coronavirus.

  • Apr 20, 2020
  • 12:47 PM

Four Mississippi Fathers Freed After 8 Months in Louisiana Detention Centers

“To come and find yourself with your family is one of the most beautiful experiences, and I am grateful to God for the opportunity to return to my home after eight months,” said J, one of the men just released from Richwood, Louisiana.

  • Apr 16, 2020
  • 1:54 PM

The Challenges of Learning From Home for Children of Immigrants

As we continue in our quarantine, we must ask ourselves:  How will school closures exacerbate educational inequalities for children of immigrants?

  • Apr 15, 2020
  • 5:12 PM

Guatemala: US Deportations Driving Up COVID-19 Cases

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s health minister said Tuesday that deportees from the United States were driving up the country’s COVID-19 caseload, adding that on one flight some 75% of the deportees tested positive for the virus.

  • Apr 14, 2020
  • 11:12 PM

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