A detainee at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego died in the first Covid-19-related death in immigration detention. In previous days, a federal judge had ordered Otay Mesa to release those detainees who were at greater risk of serious illness or death for coronavirus. On other news, a number of governors and mayors are urging DHS to automatically extend DACA work authorizations in recognition of the essential role of immigrants who help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Finally, in Oregon, while public gatherings continue, farmworking towns are being hit the hardest by coronavirus. A reporter givs insights into why.
Guests: Jorge Elorza, Mayor of Providence, Co-Chair, Immigration Reform Task Force, US Conference of Mayors, Providence, RI (TBC); Arturo Sarmiento, Station Manager, KTUP-Radio Poder, Salem, OR: Others TBA.
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