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Daily Immigration News Clips – March 23, 2020

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on March 23, 2020.


Associated Press DHS: Pandemic Measures Cut Illegal Border Crossings by Half

Reuters Coronavirus Relief Bill Slows in U.S. Senate, Talks Continue

The New York Times A Closed Border, Dashed Hopes and a Looming Disaster
By Azam Ahmed, Miriam Jordan and Kirk Semple

The New York Times Trump Cites Coronavirus as He Announces a Border Crackdown
By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Kirk Semple

The Wall Street Journal Fear of Coronavirus in Immigrant Detention Leads to Preparation, Calls for Release
By Alejandro Lazo

Politico Suit seeks release of immigrant families due to virus risk

The Hill Trump says undocumented immigrants can get tested for coronavirus without fear of deportation

CNN Supreme Court justices meet privately amid coronavirus outbreak
By Ariane de Vogue

CNN Doctors warn of 'tinderbox scenario' if coronavirus spreads in ICE detention
By Catherine E. Shoichet

CNN Trump made 33 false claims about the coronavirus crisis in the first two weeks of March
By Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam

Roll Call Trump says pandemic allows Mexico border restrictions he couldn’t do before
By Tanvi Misra and Camila DeChalus

BuzzFeed Immigration Judges Have Started Postponing Asylum Cases In Response To Coronavirus Fears
By Hamed Aleaziz

The Atlantic Donald Trump’s Cult of Personality Did This
By Adam Serwer

The Guardian Rapes, murders ... and coronavirus: the dangers US asylum seekers in Mexico must face
By Alexandra Villarreal

Associated Press Asylum-Seekers Waiting in Mexico Rarely Find Lawyers

BuzzFeed A 42-Year-Old Mexican Man Has Died In ICE Custody
By Hamed Aleaziz

Reuters Sprawling Mexican Border Camp Ill-Prepared for Coronavirus
By Julia Love and Mica Rosenberg

Reuters Some Central Americans Awaiting U.S. Asylum to Be Allowed Legal Entry to Mexico
By Anthony Esposito

The New York Times In Shift, Trudeau Says Canada Will Return Asylum Seekers to U.S.
By Ian Austen

The New York Times She Was More Than a Statistic in a Pandemic: ‘We Didn’t Want Her to Get Lost’
By Ellen Barry

The New York Times Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear For Their Safety
By Sabrina Tavernise and Richard A. Oppel Jr.

The Wall Street Journal Coronavirus Hits Already Frail U.S. Farm Economy
By Jacob Bunge, Kirk Maltais and Jesse Newman

ProPublica Immigration Courts Are Telling Employees to Come to Work — Ignoring Health Risks and Local Shelter-in-Place Orders
By Dara Lind

The Nation The Media Is Helping Spread Trump’s Coronavirus Racism
By Elie Mystal

Associated Press Democrats Fret as Virus Halts In-Person Voter Registration

Associated Press Bloomberg to give $18M to DNC; state parties to get offices
By Alexandra Jaffe and Bill Barrow

The New York Times Young Voters Know What They Want. But They Don’t See Anyone Offering It.
By Maggie Astor

Politico Biden to begin vetting VP shortlist ‘in a matter of weeks’

The Hill Congressional Hispanic Caucus campaign arm endorses Biden
By Tal Axelrod

The Washington Post (Editorial) Trump’s immigration policies have already put lives at risk

Forbes (Op-ed) Critics: USCIS Policies Make Immigration Difficult And Dangerous
By Stuart Anderson

The Washington Post (Opinion) A brutal new ad uses Trump’s own words against him
By Greg Sargent

Bloomberg (Opinion) The U.S. Still Can’t Say How Many Families It Separated
By Francis Wilkinson

The New York Times (Op-ed) Call Trump’s News Conferences What They Are: Propaganda
By Jennifer Senior

The Washington Post (Op-ed) Think carefully about what you say, Mr. President. Your words are contagious.
By Michele L. Norris

The Washington Post (Op-ed) Virginia’s legislature is breaking down barriers to voting
By Tram Nguyen

The Washington Post (Op-ed) Coronavirus can’t be an excuse to continue President Trump’s assault on asylum seekers
By Yael Schacher

The Washington Post (Op-ed) Don’t let constitutional rights be a victim of this virus
By Caroline Fredrickson

The Washington Post (Op-ed) ICE said it won’t deport people for seeking medical care. Immigrants won’t believe them.
By Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer

Politico (Op-ed) Inside the COVID-Denialist Internet Bubble

The Hill (Op-ed) Immigration policy impedes efforts to thwart COVID-19

The Guardian (Op-ed) Bluff, bombast and blame is all that Donald Trump can offer in this crisis
By Nick Cohen


Texas Tribune Immigration attorneys worry ICE rules will take away needed medical supplies
By Julian Aguilar

Miami Herald Despite national shortage, immigration lawyers required to bring their own medical gear

Dallas Morning News U.S., Mexico banning ‘nonessential’ crossings as Trump warns of ‘viral spread at our borders’
By Todd J. Gillman and Alfredo Corchado

Cronkite News White House: Plan to turn away migrants aims to protect public health
By Christopher Scragg