Alert: View AILA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Daily Immigration News Clips – May 1, 2020

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the United States on May 1, 2020.


Washington Examiner Bipartisan Senate proposals would boost healthcare workforce by recycling visas
By Cassidy Morrison

Associated Press Guatemala Says US Testing Deportees for Virus Before Sending

Associated Press 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Hearings Suspended Through June 1

Associated Press US Can Soon Start Sending People Seeking Asylum to Honduras

Reuters U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Attempt to Withhold Funds From 'Sanctuary' Cities
By Ted Hesson

The New York Times As Workers Fall Ill, U.S. Presses Mexico to Keep American-Owned Plants Open
By Natalie Kitroeff

CNN Trump renews threats to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities amid pandemic
By Priscilla Alvarez

Roll Call Green card bill would bring more foreign doctors, nurses to US
By Tanvi Misra

BuzzFeed Guatemalan Immigrants Are Caught Between ICE Detention Or Deportation. Either Way, They Fear Getting COVID-19.
By Adolfo Flores

The Atlantic The Fragility of the Global Nurse Supply Chain

The Nation In ICE Detention, Forced to Pay for Soap
By Jack Herrera

Defense News DoD’s border wall funding shift hits Russia deterrence efforts
By Joe Gould

Associated Press Joe Biden Gets Backing of Key Latina Activist Dolores Huerta

The Wall Street Journal Joe Biden Aims to Make Up Ground With Latinos, But Risks Abound
By Eliza Collins

Associated Press Front-Line Work During Pandemic Falls on Women, Minorities

Associated Press Pork Producer Says It Needs Flexibility on Virus Guidelines

The Washington Post Nearly 900 workers test positive for coronavirus at Tyson Foods plant
By Samantha Pell

The Washington Post Republican-led states signal they could strip workers’ unemployment benefits if they don’t return to work, sparking fresh safety fears
By Tony Romm

CNN Should someone have to die so others can savor a steak?
By Stephen Collinson

CNN Unemployment claims from Asian Americans have spiked 6,900% in New York. Here's why
By Shannon Liao

The New York Times (Opinion) Why the Trump Ploy Stopped Working
By David Brooks

The Washington Post (Opinion) The class war against front-line workers
By E.J. Dionne Jr.

The Washington Post (Opinion) Trump’s hamfisted order to reopen meatpacking plants endangers workers
By Eugene Robinson

The Washington Post (Op-ed) Meatpacking work has gotten less safe. Now it threatens our meat supply.
By Chris Deutsch

The Washington Post (Op-ed) Essential workers don’t need our praise. They need our help.
By Kim Kelly

The Hill (Op-ed) Using EDI money for the border wall sends the wrong signals to NATO — and to Russia


The New York Times (California) Why the People Harvesting Californians’ Food Can’t Afford It
By Lulu Orozco

San Diego Union Tribune (California) Guards sue CoreCivic over allegedly dangerous workplace amid COVID-19

Houston Chronicle (Texas) Humanitarian crisis warrants releases at Montgomery County ICE center, lawyers say
By Gabrielle Banks

Arizona Public Media (Arizona) Former ICE detainee says little coronavirus information given in custody
By Alisa Reznick

AZ Family (Arizona) Undocumented immigrant helps fight COVID-19 in Phoenix despite deportation risk
By Emma Lockhart

Pittsburgh City Paper (Pennsylvania) Pittsburgh City Council looking to end housing discrimination based on perceived immigration status
By Ryan Deto

Chicago Sun Times (Opinion) Joe Biden must follow Bernie Sanders’ example and aggressively court Latinos
By Marlen Garcia

Sioux City Journal (Op-ed) ESTHER CEPEDA: Detention camps: Neither side wants to allow for complex details
By Esther Cepeda

El Semanario And now, we have to protect ourselves from Trump in the time of the coronavirus
By David Torres

Baltimore Sun (Op-ed) Immigrants are playing a vital role in COVID-19 response and recovery | COMMENTARY