10/11/20, Foreign Policy: The World Needs a New Refugee Convention

10/9/20, NBC News: Officials said in 2017 that separated migrants under 12 couldn’t find parents again on their own

10/9/20, Los Angeles Times: Trump immigration restrictions expected to impact economy long after he leaves White House

10/8/20, AP: Trump administration turns to immigration as vote nears

10/7/20, Palm Springs Desert Sun: ‘I’m scared for my life’: Nearly 20% of detainees at Adelanto ICE facility have COVID-19

10/7/20, New Humanitarian: Funding, fuel, and ‘famine’: Unpacking Yemen’s overlapping crises

10/7/20, Guardian: ‘Moria 2.0’: refugees who escaped fire now living in ‘worse’ conditions

10/7/20, Guardian: Giant refugee puppet to walk from Syria to UK in public art event

10/7/20, Vox: Stephen Miller, explained

10/6/20, New York Times: ‘We Need to Take Away Children,’ No Matter How Young, Justice Dept. Officials Said

10/6/20, Arizona Republic: Border Patrol raids No More Deaths camp near Arivaca for 2nd time in 3 months

10/6/20, BuzzFeed News: As Trump Cuts Refugee Admissions, US Officers Wonder: “Is This Who We Are?”

10/6/20, BuzzFeed News: Despite Outrage Over Gynecological Procedures At An ICE Facility, A Detainee Says Conditions Haven’t Changed

10/6/20, BuzzFeed News: Federal Officials Now Say That Transferring Detainees Between Jails Holding Immigrants Contributed To Coronavirus Outbreaks

10/6/20, Religion News Service: Evangelical leaders seek to ‘take the high road,’ stress agreement as election looms

10/6/20, New York Times: Delayed Homeland Security Report Warns of ‘Lethal’ White Supremacy

10/5/20, Texas Observer: The Work Is All of Us

10/5/20, New Humanitarian: What’s at stake in the US election for refugees and asylum?

10/5/20, Chicago Tribune: Older people will soon receive health coverage in Illinois regardless of immigration status under first-in-nation program: ‘It’s a relief’

10/5/20, Univision: One man’s immigration dilemma: “We don’t know who you really are.”

10/4/20, AP: Appeals court upholds ban on holding migrant kids in hotels

10/4/20, Washington Post: Pope Francis’s new encyclical is a papal warning about a world going backward

10/2/20, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: At ICE detention center, red flag raised about gynecologist


10/10/20, New York Times editorial board: Trump’s Overhaul of Immigration Is Worse Than You Think

10/8/20, Guardian: Europe’s migration ‘crisis’ isn’t about numbers. It’s about prejudice

10/6/20, Boston Globe: ICE should be fixed, not abolished

10/6/20, Washington Post: Trump’s attacks on refugees expose the inadequacy of the current system

10/6/20, Christianity Today: Evangelical Witness Is Compromised. We Need Repentance and Renewal.

Policy Resources

MPI Commentary: The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum—A Bold Move to Avoid the Abyss?

MPI Policy Brief: Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

American Immigration Council report: The Impact of COVID-19 on Noncitizens and Across the U.S. Immigration System

The Emerson Collective: The Cost of Citizenship Denied


10/6/20, New York Times photo essay: In the Sahara, the Solace of Community Baking

The Great Battlefield (podcast): Advocating for Immigrants Through Collaboration and Tech with Rodrigo Camarena of IAN

Educational Resources & Opportunities

Advocates for Human Rights webinar: Seeking Safety: Asylum Seekers and Attorneys in Conversation

Join us to hear the latest updates on immigrants’ rights and how The Advocates’ work continues during the pandemic and amidst rapid changes to the legal landscape. Volunteer attorneys and clients will speak about their experiences and answer your questions. Finally, discuss the topic of your choice in a small breakout room and come together as a community of human rights supporters. Oct 13, 2020 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada).

In the month of October, join Episcopal Migration Ministries, in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and Lutheran Family Services of the Rocky Mountains (LFSRM), for a three-part training series for congregations interested in supporting and walking alongside asylum seekers. The three 90-minute virtual events will provide advocacy updates, resources for group discernment, ministry models, and important considerations when engaging in ministry with asylum seekers. Participants may choose to attend one or more of the virtual events offered. Registration is required. October 20 and 27 at 4:00 – 5:30PM Eastern.

Immigration Advocates Network webinar: Creative Outreach Strategies: How to Reach Communities During COVID-19

Learn how nonprofit organizations and legal service providers are innovating their outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists will discuss their own programs and share their strategies and challenges to reach people who need legal help or information. The panelists are Alex Clark, Community Outreach Assistant/Montana Legal Services Association, and Hillie Teller, Assistant Director of the Community Outreach Program/ Legal Information for Families Today. Tue, Oct 27, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT.