US using coronavirus pandemic to unlawfully expel asylum seekers, says UN

CDC recently issued order encouraging immediate deportation of non-citizens without valid documents, citing obscure quarantine law Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage An unprecedented US policy authorizing the summarily expulsion of migrants and asylum seekers because of the coronavirus pandemic violates international law, the United Nations has warned. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sweeping order on 20 March encouraging the immediate deportation of non-citizens arriving overland without valid documents. The order cited an obscure quarantine law to claim the move is justified on public health grounds. Continue reading...