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A microscopic image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19.

A 45-year-old immigrant from Guatemala detained at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first coronavirus case confirmed in an Arizona immigration detention center, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read more»

As Congress wades deeper into the debate over comprehensive immigration reform legislation, Texas is standing out both for enforcement within its borders and for its appeal to 21st century activists who are seeking an overhaul to the country’s system. Read more»

A year after the Obama administration announced it would prioritize the government’s resources on criminals when selecting which illegal immigrants to deport, the backlog in immigration courts has swelled to new highs. Read more»

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detain an individual during Operation Cross Check, a 2011 operation targeting fugitives, people who re-entered the country illegally after being removed and at-large criminals.

Officials have adopted a series of recommendations to streamline federal immigration courts, where a record-high number of backlogged cases mean it can take 18 months for a case to be heard—bringing the “fairness and effectiveness” of the courts into question. Read more»