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Citizenship delays imperil voting for hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the 2020 election

Citizenship unlocks voting rights for immigrants in America. The long wait for naturalized citizenship imperils those rights for a growing number of immigrants. Read more >

Border Officials Weighed Deploying Migrant ‘Heat Ray’ Ahead of Midterms

[August 26, 2020] WASHINGTON — Fifteen days before the 2018 midterm elections, as President Trump sought to motivate Republicans with dark warnings about caravans heading to the U.S. Read more >

U.S. restricts work permits for asylum-seekers, raising fears of homelessness and hunger

[August 25, 2020] As a single mother of two young children, including her nine-month-old U.S. citizen daughter, W.L. worries about her ability to support her family, particularly in the midst of a pandemic. Read more >

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 >

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 >

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