Monday - Sep 21, 2020

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  • COVID-19 stimulus package, a mixed bag for those in greatest need   

    COVID-19 stimulus package, a mixed bag for those in greatest need  

    by Sunita Sohrabji/EMS Contributor   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, signed into law last month, offers little relief to millions of vulnerable immigrants and low-wage workers, said panelists during a media briefing here April 9. The CARES Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump March 27.

  • Why Mexico has so few cases compared with the U.S.?

    Why Mexico has so few cases compared with the U.S.?

    by Mary Beth Sheridan   MEXICO CITY —The U.S.-Mexico border has long been a region of contrasts. But people in both countries are puzzling over the latest one: The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the Mexican side is just a small fraction of the U.S. count. On Sunday, confirmed cases in California

  • Mexico’s hidden barriers to asylum seekers a successful deterrent

    Mexico’s hidden barriers to asylum seekers a successful deterrent

    Medical neglect and filthy conditions plague Latin America’s largest detention center   by Alex Harrison-Cripps   Asylum seekers in Chiapas are being told to go home or endure months in detention centers where they are denied basic needs such as water, clean sanitation and access to health care. Those who file a claim for international

  • IRS delays April 15 tax payment deadline by 90 days for millions

    IRS delays April 15 tax payment deadline by 90 days for millions

    by Laura Davison March 17, 2020, 1:09 PM PDT   Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that his department is pushing back the April 15 deadline to pay taxes owed, giving individuals and many businesses 90 extra days to send checks to the government. Individuals can defer up to $1 million of tax liability and corporations

  • US denies visas for Nayarit’s ex-governor and family, citing corruption

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged he had received bribes from drug traffickers   by the Mexico News Daily   The United States government announced on Friday that former Nayarit governor Roberto Sandoval Castañeda and his immediate family members are ineligible for U.S. visas due to involvement in corruption. Noting that the U.S. Department

  • Mexico regrets US court ruling over youth shot by border patrol

    Mexico regrets US court ruling over youth shot by border patrol

    US Supreme Court justices argued that the boy’s family cannot sue the agent who killed him   by Mexico News Daily   The federal government has expressed regret about a ruling by the United States Supreme Court that prevents the family of a teenage boy who was killed in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, in 2010 from

  • The Trump administration can withhold grants from ‘sanctuary cities,’ Court rules

    The Trump administration can withhold grants from ‘sanctuary cities,’ Court rules

    Seven states sued after the Justice Department said in 2017 that it would not award grants from a federal program to local governments that withheld information about undocumented immigrants in their jails   by Pete Williams   A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department can refuse to give crime-fighting money to cities

  • Mexico-US trade breaks record at US $614.5 billion, up 0.5 percent

    Mexico-US trade breaks record at US $614.5 billion, up 0.5 percent

    Mexico is now the US’ largest trading partner, having moved past both China and Canada   Two-way trade between Mexico and the United States reached an all-time high of US $614.5 billion in 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported on Wednesday. Mexico’s exports to its northern neighbor totaled a record $358.13 billion last year,

  • Supreme Court could be headed to a major unraveling of public-school funding

    Supreme Court could be headed to a major unraveling of public-school funding

    by Nina Totenberg   In a case with potentially profound implications, the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready to invalidate a provision of the Montana state constitution that bars aid to religious schools. A decision like that would work a sea change in constitutional law, significantly removing the longstanding high wall of separation between