US politics: Mike Pence to lead first public coronavirus task force briefing for months – live updates squib

My colleague Amanda Holpuch in New York has been speaking to executive director of the National Immigration Law Center Marielena Hincapié about what to expect from the Trump administration as November’s election draws near. Hincapié says she expects to see anti-immigrant talk ramped up:

Every time that [Trump]’s under attack or he feels he’s been cornered or may be blamed for something, we can expect that he’s going to default to attacking immigrants

Trump’s rhetoric is almost exclusively about undocumented immigrants – he calls undocumented immigrants everything from murderers and rapists to gang members, etc. But in fact, the policy changes he has put in place, almost all are chipping away at the legal immigration system.

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CBS News have reported overnight the confirmation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that for the first time families with children in detention centres have been confirmed with the coronavirus.

According to the reports, 11 family members at the Karnes County Residential Center in south Texas have tested positive for the virus. The agency has additionally reported four cases of coronavirus among employees at a family detention centre in Dilley, Texas.

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