10/15/20, New York Times: How One of the Most Stable Nations in West Africa Descended Into Mayhem

10/15/20, CBS News: He faces deportation and COVID-19 while his wife battles the virus as an ICU nurse

10/15/20, Reuters: Central Americans edge north as pandemic spurs economic collapse

10/15/20, Politico: ‘The Sleeping Giant Is Finally Awake’

10/14/20, NBC News: Cameroonian asylum seekers pulled off deportation plane amid allegations of ICE abuse

10/14/20, Texas Tribune: Border apprehensions down sharply in 2020 but spiked in September

10/14/20, Bloomberg Law: Justices Lean Toward Relief for Longtime Immigrants

10/13/20, Washington Post: Los Angeles County votes to pay $14 million to former immigrant detainees

10/13/20, Immigration Impact: Department of Justice Eliminates Diversity and Inclusion Training for All Immigration Judges

10/13/20, Religion News Service: Refugee data on religion disappears as fewer persecuted Christians admitted to US

10/13/20, Rolling Stone: Why Trump’s Immigration Policies Will Be So Hard to Undo

10/12/20, New York Times: ‘We Were Bulletproof’: As Child Soldiers Grow Up, Legacy of War Lingers

10/12/20, New York Times: Cuomo Unveils Statue of Mother Cabrini

10/12/20, Spectrum News: “Anxiety” and “Hate”: Life as an Immigrant in Trump’s Kentucky


10/16/20, New York Times editorial board: End Our National Crisis: The Case Against Donald Trump

10/15/20, South Florida Sun Sentinel: Medical care in immigrant detention facilities deserves scrutiny | Opinion

10/14/20, Time: The Trump Administration Is Using an Under-the-Radar Tactic to Suppress Votes

10/14/20, NBC News: Why America still needs to abolish ICE

10/14/20, Baltimore Sun: Racism in immigration asylum decisions | COMMENTARY

“The system is working exactly as it was designed to: It is valuing those bodies it believes to be white above those it has categorized as non-white. It does not matter that my Black client is a doctor who could be saving lives during the COVID crisis, while my white client has no comparable education. Both deserve asylum, but the only reason my white client has it and my Black client does not is their perceived races.”

10/11/20, San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: The U.S. military needs immigrants

Policy Resources

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations staff report: DHS Run Amok? A Reckless Overseas Operation, Violations, and Lies

FWD US report: Tearing Families Apart: The Impact of Trump’s Immigration Agenda

MPI commentary: Will International Migration Governance Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic?

CATO report: No Year Has Seen Legal Immigration Cut Like the 2nd Half of FY 2020


New Humantiarian: Introducing Rethinking Humanitarianism, a new podcast series exploring the future of aid

Hometown (EMM’s podcast): Walking with Asylum Seekers: Ministry Opportunities for Congregations

Only in America (podcast): Vote of Conscience: Bob Worsley

Educational Resources & Opportunities

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.

Refugee Studies Centre webinar series: Public Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2020

Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 5.00-6.00pm British Time (12pm-1pm Eastern) on Zoom, starting October 21. Includes lecturers from the UK and the US.

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.