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Daily Immigration News Clips – May 4, 2020

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the United States on May 4, 2020.

National

The New York Times Before Covid-19, Trump Aide Sought to Use Disease to Close Borders
By Caitlin Dickerson and Michael D. Shear

The Washington Post 34 days of pandemic: Inside Trump’s desperate attempts to reopen America
By Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Robert Costa and Lena H. Sun

The Washington Post The U.S. wants Mexico to keep its defense and health-care factories open. Mexican workers are getting sick and dying.
By Kevin Sieff

Politico Trump says blame China. His supporters are listening.
By ANITA KUMAR

The Hill Five ways the coronavirus could change American politics
By NIALL STANAGE

The Hill Senate Democrats call on administration to provide COVID-19 testing for migrants before deportation
By MARTY JOHNSON

CNN Klobuchar demands Trump and CDC release more Covid-19 racial demographic data
By Jasmine Wright

Associated Press Desert or Sea: Virus Traps Migrants in Mid-Route Danger Zone

Reuters Maya Villages in Guatemala Spurn U.S. Deportees as Infections Spike

BuzzFeed Guatemalans Deported From The US Are Threatened With Violence At Home Over Coronavirus Fears
By Adolfo Flores

Associated Press Hard-To-Count Arab Americans Urged to Prioritize Census

Associated Press Women, minorities shoulder front-line work during pandemic
By Mae Anderson, Alexandra Olson and Angeliki Kastanis

Associated Press Some Meat Plants Reopen, but Trump Order May Not Be Cure-All

The New York Times One Meat Plant. One Thousand Infections.
By Michael Barbaro

The New York Times The Coronavirus Becomes a Battle Cry for U.S. Extremists
By Neil MacFarquhar

Politico Pandemic threatens to widen racial wealth gap
By KATY O'DONNELL, LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ and MEGAN CASSELLA

USA Today Coronavirus spares one neighborhood but ravages the next. Race and class spell the difference.
By Grace Hauck, Mark Nichols, Miriam Marini and Andrew Pantazi

Mother Jones “The Workers Are Being Sacrificed”: As Cases Mounted, Meatpacker JBS Kept People on Crowded Factory Floors
By ESTHER HONIG AND TED GENOWAYS

BBC Coronavirus: Immigration detention centres in crisis
By Patricia Sulbarán Lovera

The New York Times Fearing Political Peril, Republicans Edge Away From Trump on Pandemic Response
By Catie Edmondson and Rebecca R. Ruiz

The Washington Post Trump campaign divided over how to attack Biden amid worries over troubling poll numbers
By Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey

Slate Biden Has a Real Latino Problem
By LEÓN KRAUZE

Forbes (Op-ed) Next Trump Immigration Target: OPT For International Students
By Stuart Anderson

The Washington Post (Opinion) For Trump, China is the new Mexico
By Paul Waldman

The Washington Post (Opinion) Trump can’t blame China for his own coronavirus failures
By Max Boot

The New York Times (Op-ed) President Trump, I Am Not Your Enemy. I Am a Doctor.
By Shahdabul Faraz

The New York Times (Op-ed) We Should Never Have to Vote in Person Again
By Charlotte Hill, Jacob Grumbach, Adam Bonica and Hakeem Jefferson

The Washington Post (Op-ed) Pete Buttigieg: China wants four more years of Trump
By Pete Buttigieg

The Washington Post (Op-ed) The coronavirus crisis shines light on educational inequalities
By Ramona Edelin

The Hill (Op-ed) What we owe essential workers
By THOMAS A. KOCHAN AND BARBARA DYER

CNN (Op-ed) President Trump's reelection strategy is taking shape
By Julian Zelizer

CNN (Op-ed) The less obvious running mate Joe Biden should pick
By Neil H. Simon

The Guardian (Op-ed) Why is Trump insisting that meat-packing plants stay open despite risks?
By Art Cullen

Local

NBC 4 Human Rights Organization in LA Says ICE Transfers Should Stop During COVID-19 Pandemic

Philly Inquirer With DACA down to the wire, immigrant health-care workers fight the pandemic as possible deportation looms
By Jeff Gammage

Associated Press (Massachusetts) ICE Detainees Refuse Virus Tests, Damage Detention Center

CBS (Massachusetts) Immigrants in ICE custody clash with Massachusetts jail officials in latest disturbance over coronavirus
By CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ

Associated Press (Florida) Judge orders release of migrants in Florida as virus measure
By Adriana Gomez Licon

CNN (Florida) Lawyers representing ICE detainees say Friday's clash may have been retaliation for lawsuit, sheriff's office objects
By Ganesh Setty, Anna Sturla and Theresa Waldrop

The New York Times (New York) For A.O.C., ‘Existential Crises’ as Her District Becomes the Coronavirus Epicenter
By Mark Leibovich

CNN (Missouri) More than 370 workers at a pork plant in Missouri tested positive for coronavirus. All were asymptomatic
By Hollie Silverman

ProPublica (Louisiana) This ICE Detainee Caught Coronavirus After Asking to Be Released. A Judge Says He Still Shouldn’t Be Let Go.
By Yeganeh Torbati

Los Angeles Times (California) California’s indigenous Mexicans and Guatemalans miss vital pandemic information due to language barriers
By LEILA MILLER

Los Angeles Times (California) Amid pandemic, ICE arrests in Los Angeles drop by about 65%
By BRITTNY MEJIA

Chicago Tribune (Illinois) Inmate who agreed to stay in Cook County Jail to avoid immigration trouble lost life to COVID-19 instead
By ANNIE SWEENEY and ELVIA MALAGÓN

Indianapolis Star (Indiana) 'Bring the president down here': Indiana meat plant workers angered by planned Trump order
By John Tuohy

Los Angeles Times (Editorial) Editorial: Why you need to respond to the census (you have the time)

Los Angeles Times (Op-ed) Op-Ed: Everything wrong with our food system has been made worse by the pandemic
By MARGOT J. POLLANS

Los Angeles Times (Op-ed) Op-Ed: My immigrant parents lost their jobs, but the CARES Act won’t help mixed-status families like mine
By ROCIO PEREZ

Stat News (Op-ed) Striking down DACA would eliminate thousands of health care workers, thwarting America’s pandemic response
By PRISCILLA CHAN and SAM HAWGOOD

CalMatters (Op-ed) Latinas are more vulnerable to economic insecurity because of COVID-19
By Helen Torres