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Daily Immigration News Clips – May 15, 2020

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


NBC News Trump administration weighs suspending program for foreign students, prompting backlash from business, tech
By Julia Ainsley and Laura Strickler

Politico DHS begins collecting DNA from undocumented immigrants after whistleblower complaints

Associated Press House to vote Friday on more virus aid, despite GOP skeptics
By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram

New York Times ‘Everybody Was Sick’: Inside an ICE Detention Center
By Tammy La Gorce

Washington Post The fate of the second coronavirus stimulus check uncertain as White House, Congress tussle
By Erica Werner

HuffPost Meatpacking Plants Turn To Trump For Backup Against Lawsuits
By Alexander C. Kaufman

VICE How Trump and Mitch McConnell Have Taken Over the U.S. Court System
By Liz Landers

The Week Biden campaign doesn't consider Latinos 'part of their path to victory,' political operatives say
By Kathryn Krawczyk

Mic "The need hasn't stopped": Immigration activists are still hard at work
By Rafi Schwartz

News18 US Permits Doctors on H-1B Work Visa to Practice Telemedicine, Help Local Hospitals in Covid-19 Fight

Washington Post (Opinion) These would-be citizens want to vote this fall. Why is the Trump administration blocking them?
By Catherine Rampell

Bloomberg Law INSIGHT: Immigration Courts Need Independence From the Justice Department
By l.auren Reiff

Washington Post (Opinion) Experts have jobs. They need to understand those who don’t.
By Fareed Zakaria

The Nation (Opinion) If They Walk Like Fascists and Talk Like Fascists…
By Sasha Abramsky

The New Republic (Opinion) Trump’s Deportation Flights Are Inflaming the Pandemic

Washington Post (Op-ed) The crisis within the crisis in Prince George’s County
By Deni L. Taveras

Law360 (Op-ed) Trump's Immigration Orders Stand On Empty Authority
By Adam Rosen


KCCI Des Moines Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate sound off on immigration reform
By Cynthia Fodor

San Francisco Chronicle California congressional election a sign of what’s to come? Not so fast
By John Wildermuth

Reuters (Mississippi) Special Report: Immigrant Couple Face Double Jeopardy in U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic

Washington Post (Maryland) Montgomery County officials sued for providing cash assistance to undocumented residents
By Rebecca Tan

Fox 5 NY (New York) Doctor on frontlines of COVID-19 battle one step closer to receiving green card

KSHB (Missouri) KC Chef, DACA recipient facing uncertain future
By Lindsay Shively

Fox 42 (Nebraska) DCHD begins covid testing for meat plant workers
By Sydnie Holzfaster

San Francisco Chronicle (California) ‘Cry for help’: ICE detainees beg lawmakers to act after coronavirus death
By Tatiana Sanchez

Los Angeles Times (California) California high court won’t stop transfer of inmates to ICE during coronavirus crisis
By Maura Dolan

KPQ Radio (California) California border hospitals see rise in COVID-19 cases coming from Mexico

Los Angeles Blade (California) Family of transgender woman who died in ICE custody files federal lawsuit

LAIst (California) ICE Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19 At Adelanto Detention Center
By Elly Yu

Arkansas Catholic (Arkansas) Immigrants in service jobs struggle during pandemic

WVLT (Tennessee) KCSO signs agreement to continue partnership with ICE

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) President Trump’s stances spark fear in many new immigrants in Salt Lake County
By Lee Davidson

Courthouse News Service (Ohio) CNS . Federal Judge Orders Release of ICE Detainees in Ohio Affected by Virus

The Detroit News (Michigan) Judge: Iraqi refugee can't be detained during pandemic
By Mark Hicks

San Antonio Express News (Texas) Up to 2.4M Texas immigrants left out of coronavirus stimulus payments
By Benjamin Wermund

Miami Herald (Florida) ICE opposes class-action suit, says it would rather litigate 1,200 lawsuits instead
By Monique O. Madan

Michigan Radio NPR (Michigan) Judge says released ICE detainee will not go back to Calhoun County Jail
By TRACY SAMILTON (Arizona) Border officers in Arizona now must wear masks during pandemic
By Curt Prendergast

Boston Globe (Editorial) Business immunity for coronavirus is not the solution for Trump's reopening fiasco

My San Antonio (Op-ed) Cepeda: How many immigrants have to die from COVID-19?
By Esther J. Cepeda

NY Daily News (Op-ed) The relief frontline dreamers deserve now: Give them Special Immigrant Visas
By GEORGE FARAG (Op-ed) We need all hands on deck. Allow immigrants to get state licenses and certifications
By Brian Lozano and Adam McGovern

The Dallas Morning News (Opinion) For Trump, even a pandemic offers an opportunity to play to his base
By Carl P. Leubsdorf