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President Trump signs an emergency funding bill to combat coronavirus. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Democrats and public health experts fear that the Trump administration's immigration policies could scare immigrants away from getting medical help as the coronavirus spreads, Axios' Stef Kight reports.
What we're watching: Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told senators yesterday that health care facilities are already "sensitive locations" where immigration enforcement isn't carried out, except in "exigent circumstances."
In the past, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has issued public guidance during natural disasters to assure immigrants they would not be arrested for getting medical help, former acting ICE director John Sandweg told Axios. He said the same should be done in response to the coronavirus.
Between the lines: Through new "public charge" rules, the administration has begun penalizing some immigrants and visa applicants who use or are considered likely to use certain public programs, including Medicaid programs.
Above: A sign informing customers of no mask availability in a suburb of Sydney.
Below: Dancers of The Shanghai Ballet take part in a training session.
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In the face of public outcry, Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing," the AP reports.