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Daily Immigration News Clips – March 20, 2020

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on March 20, 2020.

National

PBS Newshour Immigration courts are still open as coronavirus cases grow
By Yamiche Alcindor

Reuters U.S., Mexico Working on Travel Restrictions to Curb Coronavirus-Pompeo
By David Shepardson, Arshad Mohammed, Ted Hesson and Jeff Mason

The New York Times Under the Virus’s Cloak, Trump Pursues Long-Sought Conservative Policies
By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Annie Karni

The Wall Street Journal U.S. Keeps Processing Seasonal Worker Visas After Warning From Farmers
By Jessica Donati and Alicia A. Caldwell

Politico Trudeau: Canada-U.S. border to close to nonessential travel on Friday night
By MAURA FORREST

The Hill ICE medical staff member tests positive for COVID-19
By J. EDWARD MORENO

CNN What coronavirus means for tens of thousands of people in ICE custody
By Catherine E. Shoichet

USA Today Undocumented immigrants, fearful of Trump administration, could be hit hard by coronavirus
By Alan Gomez

Roll Call Big Supreme Court opinions could come amid coronavirus outbreak
By Todd Ruger

Vice This is Why Trump Must Give Bailout Checks to Undocumented Immigrants
By Daniel Newhauser

HuffPost The Coronavirus Is Making Mental Health In ICE Detention Even Worse
By Angelina Chapin

ProPublica ICE Has Repeatedly Failed to Contain Contagious Diseases, Our Analysis Shows. It’s a Danger to the Public.
By J. David McSwane

Bloomberg Trump Aide Appears to Walk Back Deportation Actions Amid Virus
By Erik Larson

New York Magazine ICE Was a Danger to Immigrants. The Coronavirus Has Made It a Danger to Everyone.
By Zak Cheney-Rice

Daily Beast ICE: No Plan to Free Migrants in Jail, but Will Arrest Fewer Due to Pandemic
By Spencer Ackerman

Arizona Republic Migrants fear getting stuck in Mexico as Trump hints at border restrictions
By Rafael Carranza

Miami Herald White House itself is choosing which immigration courts get to close amid COVID-19
By MONIQUE O. MADAN

Roll Call Federal judges: From political players to lifetime appointments
By Ilana Marcus, Joshua Eaton, and Ed Timms

Reuters America's Cleaners: Fighting on the Coronavirus Front Line

Reuters U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Avert 2020 Census Undercount
By Jonathan Stempel

The Washington Post Workers in service economy struggle as layoffs spread amid coronavirus pandemic
By Fredrick Kunkle

The Washington Post Sean Hannity denied calling coronavirus a hoax nine days after he called coronavirus a hoax
By JM Rieger

The Hill Over 3,000 medical professionals urge ICE to release detainees amid coronavirus pandemic
By J. EDWARD MORENO

CNN Black and Hispanic workers are less likely to be able to work from home, a new report says
By Catherine E. Shoichet

Business Insider Immigrant rights group and Microsoft workers blast ICE raids amid coronavirus crisis: 'The way ICE is operating is reckless'
By Benjamin Pimentel

The New York Times What Coronavirus? Trump Campaign Plows Ahead Online With Talk of ‘WINNING Like Never Before’
By Shane Goldmacher

Tampa Bay Times Hispanic 'dreamers’ are leading the campaign to get young people to the polls
By Juan Carlos Chavez

The New York Times (Editorial) What New York Can Do Now

The Washington Post (Opinion) From Ebola to coronavirus, Trump always sees disease as a foreign enemy
By Marc Fisher

The Washington Post (Opinion) Trump has made a lot of promises to Americans about the coronavirus outbreak. Many haven’t become reality.
By Philip Bump

Bloomberg (Opinion) Stop Shutting Borders and Start Working Together
By Lionel Laurent

Washington Monthly (Opinion) A Pandemic Should Remind Us of the Need for Immigration Reform
By Nancy LeTourneau

The New York Times (Op-ed) Telling the Truth Wasn’t an Option
By Julissa Arce

The New York Times (Op-ed) We Can’t Let Coronavirus Postpone Elections
By Jon Meacham

The New York Times (Op-ed) Close Immigration Prisons Now
By César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández and Carlos Moctezuma García

The Washington Post (Op-ed) We’re all anxious about the pandemic. Whom do Americans want to hear from?
By Bethany Albertson and Shana Kushner Gadarian

CNN (Op-ed) The Refugee Act reminds us to not forget our humanity -- especially now
By Elizabeth Holtzman

CNN (Op-ed) Coronavirus may force tech-averse Supreme Court into modern era
By Joan Biskupic

The New Republic (Op-ed) My Life in ICE Detention During the Coronavirus Outbreak
By ANONYMOUS as told to FELIPE DE LA HOZ

Local

KCUR Judges And Attorneys Alarmed As Kansas City Immigration Court Remains Open During Outbreak
By DAN MARGOLIES

Philly Inquirer Coronavirus could hit immigrant detainees hard in places that are already ‘a petri dish’
By Jeff Gammage

Business Insider San Francisco immigration judge begs officials to close her courtroom over coronavirus
By Charles Davis

BuzzFeed (New York) A Staff Member At A Facility Housing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Has Tested Positive For The Coronavirus
By Hamed Aleaziz

NBC California (California) Workers Affected by Coronavirus Can Apply for Assistance Regardless of Immigration Status
By Luis Treto

The Appeal (New Jersey) ICE DETAINEES LAUNCH HUNGER STRIKE OVER CORONAVIRUS FEARS
By Brendan O'Connor

WAMU (Maryland) A Maryland Father Is Trying To Get His Kids Out Of Immigration Detention Amid A Global Pandemic
By Dominique Maria Bonessi

Buffalo News (Massachusetts) Pediatrician in Amherst sewing cotton surgical masks, urging others to help
By Jane Kwiatkowski

Sahan Journal (Minnesota) 'THINGS ARE CHANGING EVERY HOUR': IMMIGRANT BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE TWIN CITIES GRAPPLE WITH CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS
By JOEY PETERS