11/11/20, Washington Post: Some big, early shifts on immigration expected under Biden

11/11/20, NBC News: U.S. deports migrant women who alleged abuse by Georgia doctor

11/11/20, Immigration Impact: Making the Case for Ending Immigration Detention

11/11/20, Seattle Times: After $15 billion and 450 miles, Joe Biden will halt border wall, Trump’s signature project

11/11/20, Guardian: UN warns of impact of smart borders on refugees: ‘Data collection isn’t apolitical’

11/10/20, Houston Public Media: Harris County Commissioners Approve $2 Million Deportation Defense Fund

11/10/20, Immigration Impact: Court Protects Some TPS Holders’ Right to Apply for Green Cards

11/10/20, CNN: Trump administration’s revisions to the naturalization exam could make the test harder for immigrants seeking citizenship

11/10/20, U.S. Catholic: A Denver hospitality house restores hope to immigrants released by ICE

11/9/20, NBC News: Lawyers can’t find the parents of 666 migrant kids, a higher number than previously reported

11/9/20, NPR: On Immigration, Biden’s Biggest Promises Likely Hinge On Who Controls The Senate

11/9/20, Roll Call: Immigration changes to take time under Biden, experts say

11/9/20, New York Times: Even as Trump Cut Immigration, Immigrants Transformed U.S.

11/6/20, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: New sheriffs to end immigration enforcement program in Cobb, Gwinnett


11/9/20, Washington Post: How Biden can quickly begin erasing the stain of Stephen Miller

11/9/20, Guardian: With Trump voted out, can I finally feel at home in America again?

Policy Resources

JAMA: COVID-19 Testing and Cases in Immigration Detention Centers, April-August 2020

MPI policy brief: At the Starting Gate: The Incoming Biden Administration’s Immigration Plans

MPI press release: Transatlantic Council on Migration Report Examines Effects of COVID-19 on Societies, Economies and Migration & Offers Reflections for a Post-Pandemic World

CMS and the New School: Improving the U.S. Immigration System in the First Year of the Biden Administration

Educational Resources & Opportunities

MPI Webinar: Welfare States and Migration: How will the pandemic reshape a complex relationship?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe was facing a set of interlocking challenges—a rise in spontaneous migration, an ageing population, and a changing labour market—all of which put pressure on public finances. The public-health crisis has further exacerbated the situation, imposing huge costs on governments as they scramble to safeguard employment and protect vulnerable groups, including migrants disproportionately affected by job losses. Will this ‘perfect storm’ rock the foundations of European welfare systems in the long term, and how? Will welfare states manage to adapt, and if so, what are the most promising innovations? How can governments close gaps in the social safety net, while laying the groundwork for economic recovery and long-term sustainability? Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:30 p.m. CET (Brussels, Berlin) / 2:30 p.m. GMT (London) / 9:30 a.m. ET (NYC, DC)

NPNA webinar: Building Federal & State Infrastructure to Advance Immigrant Integration Efforts

Join the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), World Education Services (WES), the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), New American Economy (NAE) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on Thursday, November 19 at 12 p.m. EDT for a post-election discussion on building federal and state infrastructure to advance immigrant integration efforts in the U.S. This webinar brings together advocates and policymakers for a conversation that will highlight lessons learned from the previous White House Task Force on New Americans, and opportunities in a post-election environment. The conversation will also emphasize the role of states in immigrant integration policy.

Description: In this webinar, we will explore the ways in which an ethics of care can complement dominant procedural ethics approaches to research and knowledge mobilization in migration contexts. Applying principles from care ethics, we will discuss opportunities and challenges that arose when trying to co-produce ethics documents with partners within and outside academia with differing experiences of migration. Drawing on the Canadian Ethical Considerations: Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration, the International Association for Forced Migration Studies’ Code of Ethics, and participants’ own experiences, the webinar will conclude with discussion around two key questions: To what extent can an ethics of care be practically applied in knowledge mobilization around migration issues? What are the ethical opportunities and constraints of co-ownership and co-authorship in politicized migration contexts? Nov 25, 2020 02:30 PM in Eastern Time.