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Fear, Language Barriers Hinder Immigrant Contact-Tracing

(Aug. 19, 2020) Only a handful of contact tracers working to slow COVID-19 in 125 communities near Chicago speak Spanish, despite significant Hispanic populations. Churches and advocacy groups in the Houston area are trying to convince immigrants to cooperate when health officials call. And in California, immigrants are being trained as contact tracers to ease mistrust.  Read more >

Reviving DACA to reforming DHS: 5 immigration issues Biden could confront as president

If Joe Biden wins in November, advocates who have spent the last four years suing President Donald Trump over his immigration policy are ready to hold the Democratic nominee accountable for his campaign promises. Read more >

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DHS staffers say Trump appointees Wolf, Cuccinelli ignoring input on protests, immigration policy

[August 7, 2020] WASHINGTON — Acting Secretary  Read more >

'End Of Asylum': Using The Pandemic To Turn Away Migrants, Children Seeking Refuge

When a Salvadoran woman grabbed her 4-year-old daughter and fled their home country in February, the coronavirus wasn't yet a global pandemic. Read more >

A Judge Blocked Trump's "Public Charge" Policy On Immigrants During The Pandemi

[July 2020] A federal judge in New York on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a policy during the coronavirus Read more >

Feds agree to no longer house migrant children at South Texas hotel, civil rights group says

[July 28, 2020] A civil rights group that sued the government to stop the housing of migrant children at a border hotel in South Texas prior to their expulsion from this hot spot for COVID-19 cases, says the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to end the practice. Read more >

Trump administration to review DACA and reject new applications

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Trump Uses Border Patrol to Implement Police State

In the early morning hours of July 15, Mark Pettibone was walking home from a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland when unidentified federal agents grabbed him. Read more >

With No Final Say, Trump Wants To Change Who Counts For Dividing Up Congress' Seats

President Trump is signing a memorandum Tuesday that calls for an unprecedented change to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the country — the exclusion of unauthorized immigrants from the numbers used to divide up se Read more >

Commentary: Congress must repeal the waiver authority to protect Kumeyaay cultural legacy

[July 16, 2020] In southeastern San Diego County between Campo and Boulevard, the Kumeyaay Bands are pressing the Border Patrol and the Army Corps of Engineers to grant them access to their ancestral lands where they have lived for over 12,000 years. Read more >