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Native Americans are seeking more help from the federal government to fight COVID-19, even as the Navajo Nation and other tribes take steps to combat the disease themselves – including raising money to help vulnerable citizens and issuing shelter-in-place orders. Read more»

Andrea Contreras, right, tests the glucose levels of Maria Borquez, 50, as part of the Ventanilla de Salud effort to provide preventative care to immigrants. Standing are student volunteer Dasy Resendiz, left, and community liaison Rosa Maria Escalante.

Bandages, blood pressure machines and other medical supplies clutter a folding table as student volunteers from the University of Arizona provide patients with much needed care they might not otherwise get. Read more»

The privately run Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, has transferred 27 detainees with medical needs to other facilities in the West.

For more than two years, advocates for transgender people have alleged mistreatment of migrant detainees in New Mexico. Late last month, they say, their efforts partially paid off when ICE temporarily closed the facility and transferred 27 transgender women to other detention centers. Read more»