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What Happens if America’s 2.5 Million Farmworkers Get Sick?

A century ago in “The Jungle,” Upton Sinclair wrote about how the teeming tenements and meatpacking houses where workers lived and labored were perfect breeding grounds for tuberculosis as it swept the country. Now there is a new pathogenic threat…
Coronavirus Inevitable in Prison Like US Immigration Centers Doctors Say

Doctors are concerned the spread of coronavirus to the US’s prison-like immigration detention centers is inevitable and will hit a system blighted by overcrowding and medical negligence. There are two known incidents of possible coronavirus infections tied to the US…
Trump’s Immigration Rule is Cruel and Racist-But it’s Nothing New

On Monday, the Supreme Court lifted a lower-court stay on a Trump Administration rule that will deny permanent-resident status to legal immigrants who are deemed likely to become “public charges,” because they have in the past—or may in the future—receive…
John Cornyn’s Weaselly Immigration Record

On a June afternoon in 2007, U.S. Senator John Cornyn sounded eminently reasonable. In a floor speech, the rangy, snow-haired Texan said that of all the legislative issues he’d wrangled with during his four years in the Senate, immigration reform…
The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump’s Brutal Immigration Policies

Federal judges just issued rulings protecting immigrant children, slowing fast-track deportations, and restricting ICE detention orders. The Noise: Trump’s rambling statement at his press conference last week, shortly after the impeachment inquiry was announced, in which he congratulated himself on…