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Immigration rights activists take part in a rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on November 12, 2019.

Immigration attorney pleads for relief as DACA deadlines loom and social distancing adds hurdles for ‘Dreamers’

At least 27,000 "Dreamers" work in the medical field, but the Trump administration isn't making it easy for them to remain in the country.
The Department of Justice is further postponing some immigration hearings.

Trump administration postpones many immigration hearings, but courts remain open for detained children and other asylum-seekers

Despite calls to close immigration courts and release detainees, the US Department of Justice announced it was only postponing some hearings.
Detainees sit on their bunks in a housing unit during a media tour at Northwest ICE Processing Center, one of 31 dedicated ICE facilities that house immigration detainees, in Tacoma, Washington, U.S. December 16, 2019.

Chaos reigns at ICE detention centers amid fear that coronavirus is ‘spreading like wildfire’

With the coronavirus infection rate exploding across the country, immigration advocates worry that ICE won't be able to contain the crisis as it spreads into detention facilities.
Servicemen from the U.S. military take an oath during a naturalization ceremony at the Al-Faw Palace in Baghdad's Camp Victory July 4, 2011.

Immigrant doctors enlisted in the US army want to treat coronavirus patients, but are reportedly stuck cleaning and doing paperwork instead

These doctors are not yet allowed to practice medicine in uniform and are instead completing basic tasks such as cleaning and taking out trash.
A judge's gavel rests on top of a desk in a courtroom.

San Francisco immigration judge begs officials to close her courtroom over coronavirus

Judge Dana Leigh Marks told Business Insider the federal government is jeopardizing public safety by refusing to close the immigration courts.
A Honduran migrant wears a mask preparing to wait in line to plead for asylum at the El Caparrel border crossing on March 2, 2020 in Tijuana, Mexico.

The US wants to turn back migrants at the US-Mexico border over fears of spreading coronavirus through detention facilities and Border Patrol agents

Officials fear the coronavirus could spread like wildfire through detention centers and sicken the Border Patrol force, which is already understaffed.
Ian Jerolmack, who owns Stonecipher Farm in Bowdoinham, lost half his crop this year because his usual crew of Mexican migrant workers were unable to come to Maine.

The US is halting visas for Mexican guest workers, and farmers say it’ll disrupt the food supply while grocery stores are already struggling to ...

Grocery stores across the country have been subjected to panic-buying amid the coronavirus pandemic, with many running out of staple products.

Immigration judges, ICE attorneys, and experts are calling on the Trump administration to close the courts to stop the novel coronavirus from spreadin...

The spread of the coronavirus is spurring immigration judges and activists alike to call for the immediate, emergency closure of immigration courts.
Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., are seen in this photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, June 14, 2018.

Government workers say they warned that Trump’s family separations traumatized children but were dismissed as ‘a broken record’

Under President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy, thousands of migrant children were separated from their parents and scattered around the country.

Trump’s top immigration official was appointed to the job unlawfully and now some of his policy memos are invalid, a court ruled

President Donald Trump's top immigration official entered his job unlawfully and now some of his policies must be "set aside," a federal judge ruled.