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Corona virus almost brings migrant workers to a standstill

MEXICO CITY – A migrant home in southern Mexico called La 72 has been a popular stopover for travelers from Central America to the United States for years. Last year it had a record number of visitors, sometimes hosting more than 2,000 a month. In the past few weeks, however, this traffic has come to a standstill and has even …

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Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a lifeline for migrant families

ÁPORO, Mexico – The money would arrive like clockwork: $ 300 every few weeks, sent by her husband, a day laborer and undocumented immigrant who lives in Indianapolis. It was the only source of income for María Alejandre and six other family members in Áporo, a small town in the western Mexican state of Michoacán. But more than four weeks …

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The judge orders the release of migrant children despite the challenges posed by the pandemic

A federal judge ruled on Friday that the Trump administration again violated a long-term agreement that would force the government to release immigrant children detained at the border within 20 days, and ordered the release of the minors. The plaintiffs, represented by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, questioned President Donald Trump’s government’s child detention guidelines before the …

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The outbreak of the corona virus in Singapore is out of control and migrant workers bear the brunt

Shekor came to Singapore a decade ago at the age of 17, one of many low-income migrant workers who drove the city’s growth and built hospitals, subway lines, and the Marina Bay Sands Resort. The Bangladeshi citizen has suffered various work-related injuries in his years in aluminum production and on construction sites. The last, on March 18, left a burning …

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Corona virus rises among migrant workers in Singapore

Just a few weeks ago, Singapore was a coronavirus success story that was admired for locating infected patients and isolating their contacts with speedy efficiency, while minimally disrupting an economy that Asia envied. But the island city-state of the island is now struggling to control an enormous outbreak that is spreading among a population that officials have largely overlooked: migrant …

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Trump plays on migrant workers during the corona virus

“It is reprehensible,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which is campaigning for more immigration restrictions. “It would be absurd to import workers into jobs that unemployed Americans would do.” A Department of Homeland Security official said the government’s moves are surprising given the “rising unemployment rate”. A record 6.6 million people applied for their …

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US End Catch and Release Migrant Policy: NPR

Acting Minister of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan hears a question from the Council on Foreign Relations on September 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Jacquelyn Martin / AP hide caption switch caption Jacquelyn Martin / AP Acting Minister of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan hears a question from the Council on Foreign Relations on September 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Jacquelyn Martin …

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Trump administration to lift the limit for the duration of imprisonment of migrant families

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it intends to detain migrant families for the duration of their immigration process without limiting the time they can be held Kevin Homestay Chief of Defense Kevin McAleenan may oppose a ruling of the Federal Supreme Court from 2015, known as the Flores Agreement, which limited family detention to 20 days. Although …

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