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Trump is now blocking most of the legal paths to immigrate to the US

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Judge overturns Trump border rule requiring immigrants to first claim asylum in another country

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday night that the Trump administration’s strictest asylum policy to date is illegal. Read more >

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Trump seeks to rally base with immigration full-court press

[June 22, 2020] President Trump is focusing this week on highlighting efforts to restrict immigration into the U.S., seeking to reenergize his base of supporters and deliver on campaign promises as he lags in the polls behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Read more >

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Supreme Court rejects Trump efforts to end DACA

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to end the DACA program, handing a major victory to about 650,000 immigrants — most of whom who entered the U.S. illegally as children more than a decade ago. Read more >

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The Essential, the Undocumented

In mid-March, a local community group in New Orleans called Familias Unidas en Acción launched an initiative to distribute a “Latino Box” of groceries—­everything from corn flour to fresh vegetables—to undocumented workers who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who are beyond the reach of federal rescue programs. Read more >

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WASHINGTON FARMWORKERS BECOME COVID-19 GUINEA PIGS

[May 21, 2020] On March 12 an H-2A visa guest worker living in a Stemilt Growers barracks in Mattawa, Washington, began to cough.  He called a hotline, was tested and found out he had COVID-19.  He and five of his coworkers were then kept in the barracks for the next two weeks.

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