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Daily Immigration News Clips – July 15, 2020

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on July 15, 2020.


The Hill US to restrict border crossings for another month: reports

The Hill House panel approves defense bill with border wall limits, Confederate base provision
By Rebecca Kheel

CNN Immigrant families in detention have until Friday to make a difficult decision
By Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands

Roll Call About 900 private ICE detention staff positive for COVID-19
By Tanvi Misra

MSNBC Migrant parents and children could be separated Friday due to COVID-19 concerns

Buzzfeed News The Government's Own Experts Say Separating Immigrant Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Add To Their Mental Trauma
By Hamed Aleaziz

Texas Tribune This asylum seeker fled to Texas to escape violence, only to test positive for coronavirus while fighting deportation

Las Vegas Now ICE detainees represent majority of COVID-19 cases at Nye County Detention Center
By Caroline Bleakley

Washington City Paper District Line Daily: The Pandemic At An ICE Prison

Reuters In Surprise Move, Trump Administration Reverses Course on Barring Many Foreign Students

Reuters Trump Says Planned Immigration Order Would Be 'Merit-Based'

New York Times U.S. Rescinds Plan to Strip Visas From International Students in Online Classes
By Miriam Jordan and Anemona Hartocollis

Wall Street Journal Trump Administration Rescinds Rules on Foreign Students Studying Online
By Michelle Hackman, Melissa Korn and Andrew Restuccia

The Hill Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule

Politico Trump administration drops plan to deport international students in online-only classes

Pavlovic Today Trump Reverses Immigration Restriction, But Insider Says More May Come
By Ava DeSantis

WIVB 4 Trump to offer pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients
By Oscar Lopez

Associated Press In Defeat, Sessions Still Says Trump Right for the Nation

New York Times For Sessions, No Amount of Campaigning Could Overcome Trump in Alabama
By Elaina Plott

New York Times Sessions Pays the Price for Incurring Trump’s Wrath, Losing Alabama Senate Race
By Elaina Plott and Jonathan Martin

Washington Post Sessions loses runoff in Alabama as Trump helps vanquish a key supporter he came to despise
By Paul Kane and Toluse Olorunnipa

Associated Press Trump Trades Arenas for Rose Garden in Attack on Biden

Reuters Trump Uses Rose Garden as Substitute Rally Venue in Onslaught Against Biden

New York Times Trump’s Falsehoods on Police Shootings, Biden, Coronavirus and China
By Linda Qiu

New York Times The White House Called a News Conference. Trump Turned It Into a Meandering Monologue.
By Peter Baker

Forbes (Opinion) Major Lawsuit Filed To Save Families From Trump H-1B Visa Ban
By Stuart Anderson

Washington Post (Opinion) Even with the administration’s about-face on international student visas, enrollment is still set to plummet
By Catherine Rampell

Washington Post (Opinion) What Jeff Sessions can’t say out loud
By Greg Sargent

Washington Post (Opinion) Trump’s window is closing
By Dana Milbank

Washington Post (Opinion) Trump’s ‘law and order’ is a code for maintaining personal power
By David Ignatius

CNN (Opinion) Trump offers denial and delusion as pandemic crisis overtakes his presidency
By Stephen Collinson

Mother Jones (Opinion) Jeff Sessions Ends His Political Career in a Blaze of Racism
By Pema Levy

New York Times (Op-ed) The Administration Retreated on Student Visas, but the Battle Isn’t Over
By L. Rafael Reif

Al Jazeera (Op-ed) The fight for DACA is not over
By Kamal Essaheb


The Hill (Texas) The Memo: Democrats grow more bullish on Texas
By Niall Stanage

Politico (Texas) Republicans' race to the bottom in new Texas swing district

The Hill (Florida) Largest Democratic PAC portrays Trump as strongman in bilingual Florida ad
By Rafael Bernal

Bay Area News 9 (Florida) Hispanic Florida Organizations Bullish on Strong Election Turnout

WFAE (North Carolina) 'I Wouldn't Wish This On Anyone': NC Man On Being In ICE Custody During The Pandemic

Philadelphia Inquirer (Pennsylvania) Two Philly-area immigrants sue the Trump administration to become citizens and gain the right to vote in November
By Jeff Gammage

LA Times (Editorial) Editorial: Trump’s plan to expel foreign students was an attack on U.S. science leadership

Houston Chronicle (Op-ed) Opinion: Immigration reform belongs in Congress not executive orders by the president
By Holly Kuzmich