US officials say that immigration enforcement must continue, pandemic or not. But deporting people who may have been exposed to coronavirus in detention facilities risks spreading the disease to countries unequipped to deal with COVID-19.
Some 1,600 nurses in Ontario cross the border every day to work in the US, but the pandemic could change that. As the number of novel coronavirus cases grows in Michigan, some officials in Ontario are calling for restrictions on where these nurses can work.
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