COVID-19

What's changed at the U.S.-Mexico border because of COVID-19?

Mar 12, 2020
People are continuing to go to work and take public transportation at the border.
A man sits on a fountain just across the street from the border crossing in Brownsville, Texas, on June 29, 2019.
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Trump administration poised to raise cap on seasonal visas again this year

Feb 24, 2020
H-2B visas are capped at 66,000 per year, but the law allows the Department of Homeland Security to nearly double that.
For seasonal businesses like crabbing, a visa lottery application is no guarantee.
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Trump administration's "public charge" rules go into effect

Feb 24, 2020
Getting food aid or housing assistance could hurt immigrants' chances of getting a green card.
Using programs like food stamps can now hurt a person's chance when they are applying for visas or a change in immigration status.
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Trump administration takes aim at "birth tourism"

Jan 24, 2020
New visa rules add restrictions for pregnant visitors and those seeking other medical treatment in the U.S.
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Immigration fees set to be much higher in 2020

Jan 3, 2020
Green card and citizenship application fees could go up roughly 80%.
Immigrants await their turn for green card and citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
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U.S. migration policies hit the Mexico-Guatemala border

Nov 12, 2019
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have also hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations, but also between Mexico and Guatemala.
Raftsmen help Guatemalans cross the Suchiate towards Mexico, where they buy goods with higher quality and lower prices.
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Child poverty may worsen under new "public charge" rule

Sep 10, 2019
Experts say proposed changes to public charge rules could have a chilling effect on enrollment in Medicaid and SNAP, negatively impacting the children of immigrants, many of whom are U.S. citizens.
 California attorney General Xavier Becerra looks at a poster that is displayed during a news conference with California Gov. Gavin Newsom at the California State Capitol on August 16, 2019 in Sacramento, California.
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Research finds Atlanta economy boosted by growing immigrant population

Aug 29, 2019
A survey from New American Economy says the region has more than 73,000 immigrant entrepreneurs.
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The economic consequences of ICE raids are far reaching

Aug 22, 2019
It’s not just families who face hardship after a workplace ICE raid.
ICE agents executing a federal search warrant at a poultry processing plant in Mississippi on Aug. 7, 2019.
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Immigration influx creates economic conundrum for Sweden

Jul 17, 2019
Sweden once welcomed more refugees per head than any other nation in the European Union.
People hold banners welcoming refugees in Malmö, Sweden.
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