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Daily Immigration News Clips – May 8, 2020

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the United States on May 8, 2020.

National

Associated Press Advocates Warn of More Immigrant Deaths Without ICE Action

CNN Justice Department watchdog reviewing decision to keep immigration courts open during pandemic
By Priscilla Alvarez

Associated Press Official: Strict US Border Policy May Remain as Virus Eases

Associated Press US Northern Border Illegal Crossings Rise; Many Are Mexicans

The Washington Post Illegal border crossings fell dramatically in April, as U.S. expels thousands using Trump’s coronavirus emergency authority
By Nick Miroff

The Hill 90 percent of people apprehended at border expelled under new coronavirus order
By Rafael Bernal

The Hill Top Armed Services Republican expects to address Pentagon border wall funds in defense policy bill
By REBECCA KHEEL

Associated Press Pence to visit Des Moines amid increase in COVID-19 cases
By Ryan J. Foley

The Wall Street Journal Trump Administration Pushes to Extend Coronavirus Immigration Limits
By Michelle Hackman and Andrew Restuccia

Politico 'We're going to fill it': Republicans ready for any Supreme Court vacancy
By BURGESS EVERETT

The Hill GOP lawmakers press Trump to suspend visas over coronavirus job losses
By JOHN BOWDEN

The Hill ICE confirms death of detained immigrant with COVID-19
By REBECCA KLAR

The Hill HHS chief suggests workers are to blame for COVID outbreaks at meatpacking plants
By Rafael Bernal

The Hill DHS moving biometrics database to Amazon Cloud
By JOHN BOWDEN

CNN Kayleigh McEnany called Trump comment 'racist,' 'hateful' and 'not the American way' in 2015
By Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck

The Wall Street Journal Supreme Court Rebukes Appeals Panel Over Noncitizens Ruling
By Jess Bravin

Politico Supreme Court punts on immigration-law case
By Josh Gerstein

Politico Trump campaign to unload on Biden with negative ad onslaught
By ALEX ISENSTADT

The Hill Asian American eligible voter population surges 139 percent, report says
By REBECCA KLAR

Associated Press Minors deported from Mexico to Guatemala positive for virus
By Sonia PÉrez D. 

The New York Times For Latinos and Covid-19, Doctors are Seeing an ‘Alarming’ Disparity
By Miriam Jordan and Richard A. Oppel Jr.

The New York Times ‘This American Life,’ Now a Pulitzer Winner, Is Once More a Pioneer
By Reggie Ugwu

The Washington Post Guides to the other side

BuzzFeed Clearview AI Has Promised To Cancel All Relationships With Private Companies
By Ryan Mac and Caroline Haskins and Logan McDonald

Bloomberg Cold, Crowded, Deadly: How U.S. Meat Plants Became a Virus Breeding Ground
By Peter Waldman, Lydia Mulvany and Polly Mosendz

The Wall Street Journal (Editorial) Judges Aren’t Legal Coaches

Bloomberg (Op-ed) INSIGHT: Legal Immigration Can Help Revive the Economy—If We Let It
By Angelo Paparelli

The Washington Post (Opinion) What white Americans can learn about racism from the coronavirus
By Vanessa Williams

The Atlantic (Opinion) Essential, and No Longer Disposable
By Ronald Brownstein

The New York Times (Op-ed) Spoiled Milk, Rotten Vegetables and a Very Broken Food System
By Jennifer Clapp

The New York Times (Op-Ed) If Trump Wants Meat Plants Open, He Should Protect Their Workers
By Richard Trumka

The Washington Post (Op-ed) Pandemics come and go. The way people respond to them barely changes.
By Mary E. Fissell

The Hill (Op-ed) For the Democratic Party — there's a chance to win out West
By MATHEW LITTMAN

The Hill (Op-ed) COVID-19's distinctive footprint on immigrants in the United States
By GOLDIE MCQUAID AND DIANA FISHBEIN

American Prospect (Op-ed) Citizen Children Left Out of Coronavirus Relief Efforts Deserve a Lifeline
By SARAH B. HORTON

Local

The New York Times (New York) A Quarantine Hospital So Unwelcome that New Yorkers Burned it Down
By John Freeman Gill

The Washington Post (New York) At a New York relief kitchen, urgency meets empathy as immigrants create thousands of meals a day
By Richard Morgan

The Washington Post (Massachusetts) She begged her virus-stricken partner to go to the hospital. He refused until it was too late.
By Michael E. Miller

The Washington Post (Wisconsin) Wisconsin chief justice sparks backlash by saying covid-19 outbreak is among meatpacking workers, not ‘the regular folks’
By Meagan Flynn

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin) Wisconsin governor announces free coronavirus testing for African Americans, Latinos
By Mary Spicuzza Alison Dirr

NBC (Illinois) In Illinois, Latinos have highest cases of coronavirus, and officials worry about a spike in deaths
By Nicole Acevedo

Syracuse (Opinion) Immigrants are essential to US coronavirus response (Commentary)
By Paul Welch

Houston Chronicle (Op-ed) Opinion: Latina Congresswomen fight for latino community during COVID-19
By Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Veronica Escobar and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Los Angeles Times (Op-ed) Op-Ed: We were left to sicken and die from the coronavirus in immigration detention. Here’s how I got out
By NICOLAS MORALES