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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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Trump Plans to Suspend Immigration to U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday evening that he intended to close the United States to people trying to immigrate into the country to live and work, a drastic move that he said would prote Read more >

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Latino lawmakers call for farmworkers to be shielded from deportation during pandemic

Latino lawmakers on Wednesday asked Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to include protections for the nation's farmworkers in the next coronavirus relief package, urging them to grant  Read more >

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New bill ensures immigrant communities are no longer shut out of critical coronavirus relief

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Coronavirus Is Spreading across Borders, But It Is Not a Migration Problem

As public-health officials race to keep the coronavirus (COVID-19) from becoming a full-blown global pandemic, governments around the world have been  Read more >

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12 changes to the US immigration system during the coronavirus pandemic

Washington (CNN) As the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has made sweeping changes to the country's immigration apparatus, altering daily operations and disrupting the lives of thousands.

In a little over a week, there have been a dozen changes, ranging from postponing immigration hearings to pausing deportation flights to certain countries and suspending refugee admissions. The tweaks to the system are being made incrementally, though rapidly, as the pandemic spreads across the country.

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration is also trying to move forward with some of its most restrictionist policies that have struggled to be put into practice, including blocking entry to asylum seekers. Read more >

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