Trump administration postpones many immigration hearings, but courts remain open for detained children and other asylum-seekers

Hearings for non-detained immigrants are postponed until at least May 1, the Department of Justice announced. Asylum-seekers in Mexico are ordered to present themselves at the border to obtain new court dates. Judges, prosecutors, and activists alike have been demanding that immigration courts be shuttered during the pandemic. More than 38,000 immigrants are currently detained, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. All hearings for immigrants who are not currently detained, including asylum-seekers, have been further postponed until May 1, the US Department of Justice said Monday. Hearings for non-detained persons had previously been set to resume April 13. The announcement, made in… Read More

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Luann de Lesseps Sends Her Well-Wishes to Bethenny Frankel but Says Show ‘Goes on’ Without Her

Luann de Lesseps is wishing Bethenny Frankel the best as she embarks on a new chapter of life following her exit from The Real Housewives of New York City. During an appearance on PeopleTV’s Reality Check, de Lesseps, 54, revealed she hasn’t spoken to Frankel, 49, and that “I found out like the rest of the world that she wasn’t coming back to the show.” “She didn’t let any of us know,” de Lesseps continued. “I thought that was kind of not very thoughtful after all of these years of working together that she would let us know before the rest of the world.” When asked if she was relieved… Read More

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Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Alum Sincere Show Reveals He Has Coronavirus from His Hospital Bed

Sincere Show has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood alum, 32, opened up about the highly contagious respiratory disease in an Instagram video on Friday, revealing that he’s been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia in both of his lungs. “It took a lot for me to make this video as I am a very private person, but it is important for me to share my story,” he captioned the clip, which he filmed from a hospital bed. “Please everyone take this seriously #Covid19 #Coronavirus Protect yourself protect your family.” Show began the video by recalling how he fell ill, telling… Read More

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‘The Voice’: Why this 16-year-old singer from Utah and Nick Jonas have a connection

Utah singer Tate Brusa won the Battle round of NBC’s “The Voice” Monday night. | Tyler Golden/NBC Tate Brusa is one of the youngest singers on this season of ‘The Voice,’ but that has yet to put him at a disadvantage SALT LAKE CITY — Tate Brusa is one of the youngest singers on this season of “The Voice,” but that has yet to put him at a disadvantage. The 16-year-old singer from Utah — who Blake Shelton tried to woo with a puppy during the audition round — went up against 36-year-old contestant Anders Derup during the show’s battle round Monday night. Coached by Nick Jonas, the pair sang… Read More

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IRS says it will start to send out coronavirus stimulus checks in the next 3 weeks

Stimulus payments will start to be sent out in the next three weeks, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced. The payments will be available for the entirety of 2020. The IRS will also be creating an online portal for qualified Americans to input their bank information so they receive their funds faster than waiting on a check in the mail. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Americans who qualify for economic impact payments from the coronavirus stimulus bill will receive their fund in the next three weeks, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on Monday. In a statement, the IRS said most people… Read More

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Opera Singer Plácido Domingo at Home After Hospitalization for Coronavirus

Opera singer Plácido Domingo was hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). A rep for Domingo told Opera Wire, “His condition is stable and he will remain in the hospital as long as doctors find it necessary until a hoped-for full recovery.” After spending a week in the hospital in Acapulco, Mexico, Domingo was discharged on March 28 and is currently at home, according to the health secretary in Guerrero, Opera Wire reported. “After a week in the hospital, he was released to continue the treatment at home in isolation. He has been responding well and will continue following the doctors orders,” Domingo’s rep explained to Opera Wire. The singer… Read More

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Ben Higgins on the Moment He Got Down on One Knee & ‘Shocked’ Girlfriend Jessica Clark with Proposal

Ben Higgins is opening up about the exact moment he got down on one knee to propose to longtime girlfriend Jessica Clarke — and why she was “shocked” when he popped the question. The former Bachelor shared details of the proposal on his Almost Famous podcast, which he co-hosts with fellow Bachelor Nation alum Ashley Iaconetti Haibon, on Monday. Higgins led Clarke to a bench in her family’s backyard in Tennessee, where they are currently practicing social distancing. Once they reached the picturesque spot, “I just got down on one knee and I pulled out the ring,” Higgins recounted for Iaconetti. “And she at that point still didn’t know what… Read More

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Poll: Utahns approve of how Trump, state responded to coronavirus outbreak

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. | Patrick Semansky, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A majority of Utahns approve of how President Donald Trump has responded to the coronavirus outbreak, though they are sharply divided along party lines. But in somewhat of a disconnect, nearly half say the federal government acted too late and didn’t do enough to slow the spread of the deadly infection, according to a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll. Also, Utah residents overwhelming approve of state government’s response to the pandemic, seeing it… Read More

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Singer Kalie Shorr Contracted Coronavirus ‘Despite Being Quarantined’ Except for Supermarket Trips

Kalie Shorr is sharing her experience with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The “Fight Like a Girl” singer, 25, opened up about previously coming down with highly contagious respiratory illness in a series of tweets on Monday, revealing that she had somehow contracted COVID-19 even though she followed orders to remain at home. “Despite being quarantined (except for a handful of trips for groceries) for three weeks, I managed to contract COVID 19,” she began. “I’m feeling significantly better, but it’s proof how dangerous and contagious this is. It’s endlessly frustrating to see people not taking this seriously,” she continued. According to Shorr, her “first few days were absolutely miserable.” “I’ve… Read More

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New York’s attorney general called Amazon’s firing of a worker following a protest ‘disgraceful’ and is ‘considering all legal options’

Amazon’s decision to fire a warehouse worker Monday after he helped organize a protest was “disgraceful,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement to Business Insider. “At a time when so many New Yorkers are struggling and are deeply concerned about their safety, this action was also immoral and inhumane,” James said. James also said her office is “considering all legal options” and has called on the National Labor Relations Board to open its own investigation. Amazon has denied that it fired the worker in retaliation for helping lead the protest, telling Business Insider that he had violated a quarantine order after coming into contact with a… Read More

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