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Immigrants as Essential Workers During COVID-19 Testimony

Immigrants as Essential Workers During COVID-19

Tom Jawetz, vice president for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship on September 23, 2020.

Tom Jawetz

5 Immediate Steps To Rein in DHS in the Wake of Portland Report
 (People gather to protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland, Oregon, on July 27, 2020.)

5 Immediate Steps To Rein in DHS in the Wake of Portland

The recent actions by U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel on the streets of Portland, Oregon, and across the country raise significant concerns about a department out of control.

Tom Jawetz, Philip E. Wolgin, Claudia Flores

Supreme Court Ruling Could Clear a Path for Trump Administration To Strip Protections From Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients Article
The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen on May 12, 2020, Washington, D.C. (Getty/Alex Wong)

Supreme Court Ruling Could Clear a Path for Trump Administration To Strip Protections From Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients

If the Supreme Court announces that the Trump administration’s termination of DACA was lawful, it will be jeopardizing the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of recipients as well as their families and communities.

Federal Immigration Officials Must Take Immediate Action To Prevent Further Coronavirus Outbreaks at Detention Facilities Article
Detainees sit on their beds in a privately run 1,000 bed detention center, February 2006, in Otay Mesa, California. (Getty/Robert Nickelsberg)

Federal Immigration Officials Must Take Immediate Action To Prevent Further Coronavirus Outbreaks at Detention Facilities

As COVID-19 spreads exponentially at detention facilities nationwide, ICE’s inadequate response is leaving tens of thousands of detainees and facility staff, as well as broader communities, increasingly vulnerable.

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