New York Times: Business Leaders Urge Trump to Leave DACA Alone After Court Ruling

New York Times: Business Leaders Urge Trump to Leave DACA Alone After Court Ruling. “Executives with companies including Target, Apple, Google and Facebook warned the president that any actions related to DACA would disrupt the economy and affect the battle against the coronavirus.”

NBC News: Trump admin plans to block asylum seekers from U.S. by citing public health risk of COVID-19

NBC News: Trump admin plans to block asylum seekers from U.S. by citing public health risk of COVID-19. “The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would allow it to deny asylum to immigrants who are deemed a public health risk. The soon-to-be published rule would let the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice to block immigrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. based on ‘potential international threats from the spread of pandemics,’ according to a notice announcing it Wednesday.”

EFF to Court: Social Media Users Have Privacy and Free Speech Interests in Their Public Information (EFF)

EFF: EFF to Court: Social Media Users Have Privacy and Free Speech Interests in Their Public Information. “Visa applicants to the United States are required to disclose personal information including their work, travel, and family histories. And as of May 2019, they are required to register their social media accounts with the U.S. government. According to the State Department, approximately 14.7 million people will be affected by this new policy each year. EFF recently filed an amicus brief in Doc Society v. Pompeo, a case challenging this ‘Registration Requirement’ under the First Amendment.”

New Online Exhibit: Transient Matter (Brown University)

Brown University: New Online Exhibit: Transient Matter. “Transient Matter “brings the realities, perils, and the humanity of migrations and border-crossings to the Haffenreffer Museum through an exhibition of things discarded by migrants who crossed the Aegean to reach Greece, artwork created by migrants in camps and detention centers once there, and photographs and videos produced by the curators.”

Mashable: Google, Twitter, and Amazon condemn Trump’s anti-immigration order

Mashable: Google, Twitter, and Amazon condemn Trump’s anti-immigration order. “Late Monday afternoon, the White House issued a proclamation, signed by the president, stating that the administration’s restrictive April visa policy — issued in response to the coronavirus — would be extended through the end of the year. As a result, Google, Twitter, and Amazon have all issued varying statements condemning the administration’s move.”

BuzzFeed News: Immigrants Delayed By The Coronavirus Are Suing To Be Naturalized In Time To Vote In The Presidential Election

BuzzFeed News: Immigrants Delayed By The Coronavirus Are Suing To Be Naturalized In Time To Vote In The Presidential Election. “A pair of would-be US citizens have filed a lawsuit to force immigration officials to schedule the oath ceremony they need to become Americans in time to register to vote in the presidential election this fall.”

CNN: ACLU files lawsuit against border coronavirus restrictions

CNN: ACLU files lawsuit against border coronavirus restrictions. “The American Civil Liberties Union, along with two other immigrant advocacy organizations, filed the first lawsuit Tuesday against stringent border restrictions related to coronavirus that largely bar migrants from entering the United States.”

ProPublica: She Paid Thousands for a Visa to Work in the U.S. Then She Got Laid Off. Now, She’s Trapped.

ProPublica: She Paid Thousands for a Visa to Work in the U.S. Then She Got Laid Off. Now, She’s Trapped.. “More than 5,000 foreigners with J-1 visas have been stranded in the U.S. since the pandemic struck, according to an estimate from the Alliance for International Exchange, which promotes cultural-exchange programs. ProPublica interviewed 13 of them, from India, Vietnam, China, the Philippines and Peru, and they described the same phenomenon as L.: They’re suddenly jobless as a result of the economy’s collapse, effectively unable to find new jobs. Many can’t afford to stay in the country — or to leave it.”

The Bookseller: Free ‘global voices’ anthology released to coincide with World Refugee Day

The Bookseller: Free ‘global voices’ anthology released to coincide with World Refugee Day. “Commissioned by Counterpoints Arts for Refugee week, the Imagine Anthology is a collaboration between Counterpoints Arts, publishing consultant Jessica Jackson, who edited the anthology, creative agency Visual Editions and Nina Jua Klein Studio. The anthology will be available as a free e-book on 15th June, ahead of World Refugee Day. Imagine features a compilation of non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry and essays written by writers such as Mohsin Hamid, Edmund de Waal, Dina Nayeri and Rupi Kaur.”

Mother Jones: When $10,000 Is the Difference Between Contracting COVID-19 in Detention and Getting the Hell Out

Mother Jones: When $10,000 Is the Difference Between Contracting COVID-19 in Detention and Getting the Hell Out. “…a majority of ICE detainees are eligible for release on bond while their cases move through the courts. Less than half of those who get bond hearings, however, are actually granted bond; as of March of this year, the national median granted bond was $8,000, but that number can easily go up to $40,000 in individual cases—an impossible sum for many immigrants to raise.”

NBC News: ICE keeps transferring detainees around the country, leading to COVID-19 outbreaks

NBC News: ICE keeps transferring detainees around the country, leading to COVID-19 outbreaks. “In the past several months, while most Americans have been ordered to shelter at home, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has shuffled hundreds of people in its custody around the country. Immigrants have been transferred from California to Florida, Florida to New Mexico, Arizona to Washington State, Pennsylvania to Texas. These transfers, which ICE says were sometimes done to curb the spread of coronavirus, have led to outbreaks in facilities in Texas, Ohio, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana, according to attorneys, news reports and ICE declarations filed in federal courts.”

New York Times: 10 Years Old, Tearful and Confused After a Sudden Deportation

New York Times: 10 Years Old, Tearful and Confused After a Sudden Deportation. “Hundreds of migrant children and teenagers have been swiftly deported by American authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic without the opportunity to speak to a social worker or plea for asylum from the violence in their home countries — a reversal of years of established practice for dealing with young foreigners who arrive in the United States. The deportations represent an extraordinary shift in policy that has been unfolding in recent weeks on the southwestern border, under which safeguards that have for decades been granted to migrant children by both Democratic and Republican administrations appear to have been abandoned.”

Washington Post: Why is coronavirus hitting Britain’s minority doctors so hard?

Washington Post: Why is coronavirus hitting Britain’s minority doctors so hard?. “Nearly all the doctors who have died of covid-19 in the United Kingdom have been ethnic minorities, most born overseas, like el-Tayar, according to the British Medical Association. That grim toll has confounded health experts, alarmed minority physicians, and startled a nation that relies on immigrants to swell the ranks of its public health-care system — yet voted for Brexit with a promise to ‘take back control’ of its borders and limit immigration.”

New York Times: A Museum Devoted to Survivors Now Faces Its Own Fight to Live

New York Times: A Museum Devoted to Survivors Now Faces Its Own Fight to Live. “The Tenement Museum, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has always seemed fragile, with its creaky floors and cramped rooms in which striving immigrants once made their homes. Now it seems downright breakable.”

ProPublica: The Trump Administration Is Rushing Deportations of Migrant Children During Coronavirus

ProPublica: The Trump Administration Is Rushing Deportations of Migrant Children During Coronavirus. “Their father was missing. Their mother was miles away. Two sisters, ages 8 and 11, were survivors of sexual assault and at risk of deportation. With the nation focused on COVID-19, the U.S. government is rushing the deportations of migrant children.”