Immigration News

  • Scott Turner: Officials urge halt to border wall construction during pandemic

    Albuquerque Journal

    It was awarded a $789 million contract by the Army Corps in Albuquerque.

  • 'Kiss jaguars goodbye' in Arizona if border wall cuts off access from Mexico

    The Arizona Daily Star

    But environmentalists and Spangle are skeptical or downright scornful of their chances of working. He called the Real ID Act's allowance for waivers "a time saver, a project saver in some cases. We are at about 7 million people in Arizona.

  • Todd Dorman: Iowa failed its vulnerable long before COVID-19

    The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

    Any calls for compassion are met with cries of "Amnesty!" Reynolds and other statehouse Republicans raised money and hell in 2018 over "sanctuary cities" shielding scary immigrants. This month they charged the state with violating workers' civil rights by failing to provide COVID-19 information in their languages. More groups have called on Reynolds to protect these workers.

  • Sun's Gwathmey was in Italy when COVID-19 struck

    The Day

    We had a really good team." Gwathmey had to take a short leave to play at an Olympic qualifying tournament in February. She helped Puerto Rico clinch its first Olympic berth, then returned to Italy and injured her hamstring at her first practice back. I was like, I need to get out of here." Thankfully for Gwathmey, her team had booked her a March 13 flight home.

  • Feds: Trucks resembling those of Arizona border-wall contractors used for smuggling

    The Arizona Daily Star

    The truck, outfitted with an orange flag used by legitimate contractors, then headed to Douglas. Agents said the truck was driven by Siqueiros, who continued through Douglas at a slow speed and followed traffic laws. He and the other 15 people crossed the border and got into the truck, which was parked near the border fence.

  • A message of hope: Churches stay connected with drive-in Easter services

    The Herald (Sharon, Pa.)

    ...churches throughout the Valley are holding Easter services a bit differently this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Our catchphrase is 'Come as you are, and stay in your car," said Hermitage's Gentle Shepherd Church of the Nazarene Senior Pastor Brian Burke. Starting at 10:30 a.m., Burke said members of the congregation will park their cars in the church parking lot where, depending on the weather, the church will have a small worship band and live service. An FM transmitter...

  • In an ICE detention center in Pa., one migrant's case of COVID-19 -- and fear for others who might have been exposed

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    ICE says Camacho-Lopez got that. » HELP US REPORT: Are you a health care worker, medical provider, government worker, patient, frontline worker or other expert? Detainees received meals in their cells, and staffers were now required to wear protective masks. Detainees were having their temperatures taken every day. Camacho-Lopez was scheduled to see a medical provider on Tuesday.

  • Will I get detained by ICE if I go to a hospital? What you need to know during the coronavirus pandemic if you're undocumented

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    Now you know what it's like to be undocumented. The United States is home to about 11 million undocumented immigrants, including 50,000 in Philadelphia. Undocumented workers make up roughly 5% of the U.S. labor force, according to the Pew Research Center. A 2009 public-health study found that some immigrants and refugees could be more vulnerable to a flu pandemic because of health issues and living conditions.

  • As coronavirus takes their jobs, benefits, Houston immigrants feel 'like they suddenly don't exist'

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

    Many immigrants in the country illegally and who are the backbone of Houston's underground economy, do not qualify for help, even though they pay taxes directly or indirectly. They send money to family back home in Chihuahua, Mexico. "Otherwise, who is going to pay the bills!" These days, that work has been slow. Olguín said he was lucky last week when he got a two-day gig to remove the exterior cladding of a building with other workers.

  • Coronavirus canceled Arroyo Grande couple's destination wedding -- but Zoom saved the day

    The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

    ...virtual toasts. The Buckleys had been scrambling since early March, when President Donald Trump issued a travel ban from Europe in light of the then-still developing coronavirus outbreak, bride Berenice Buckley told The Tribune. The couple were originally planning to have their wedding ceremony in France this week. Berenice, who is half French, said the couple planned to get married outside of Bordeaux on April 2. "I happen to be an extreme planner," Berenice Buckley...