12/13/20, Foreign Policy: The United States Has Failed Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers

12/13/20, New York Times: As Biden Prepares to Take Office, a New Rush at the Border

12/13/20, NPR: On Immigration, Activists’ Demands May Exceed Biden Realities

12/13/20, Guardian: Deported to danger and death: Australia returns people to violence and persecution

12/13/20, Guardian: They risked all to cross the Red Sea. Now a cruel fate awaits in Yemen

12/13/20, Guardian: UK ‘reneges on vow to reunite child refugees with families’

12/11/20, New York Times: 6 Injured When Driver Rams Into Protest Against ICE in Manhattan

12/10/20, Forbes: Trump Administration Finalizes Rule That Would Enforce ‘Near-Total Bans On Asylum’

12/10/20, Immigration Impact: Trump’s ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule Will Go Into Effect Days Before He Leaves Office

12/10/20, New York Times: How We Followed a 1,500-Mile Migration Journey

12/10/20, Vox: Trump’s last stand on immigration

12/10/20, Wisconsin Public Radio (audio only): What Immigration Policy May Look Like Under Biden Administration

12/9/20, Immigration Impact: Liberians Have Until December 20 to Apply for a Green Card Under the LRIF Program

12/9/20, Phoenix New Times: Phoenix Wrongfully Barred Immigrants From Housing Assistance, Judge Rules

12/8/20, CNN: A doctor who treated some of Houston’s sickest Covid-19 patients has died

12/8/20, CNN: ‘They left us for dead.’ Tigray refugees tell of horrors after Ethiopian troops vowed they’d be safe

12/8/20, Time: DACA Has Been Fully Reinstated. Here’s What That Means for the Thousands of People Who Qualify for Protection From Deportation

12/8/20, Vox: How Biden could reverse Trump’s nativist legacy on the border

12/7/20, AP: US fully restores protections for young immigrants

12/7/20, BuzzFeed News: How ICE Became The Face Of Trump’s Immigration Crackdown And Where It Goes From Here After Biden Is In Charge

12/7/20, CNN: Contact tracing in immigrant communities is most effective with trusted voices from within

12/7/20, New Humanitarian: What’s driving the deadly migrant surge from Senegal to the Canary Islands?

12/7/20, New York Times: Three Years After Family Separation, Her Son Is Back. But Her Life Is Not.

12/7/20, New York Times: Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled In to Guard Border Wall, Whistle-Blowers Say

12/7/20, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area agencies await word on Biden’s refugee plan

12/7/20, Scientific American: Undocumented Immigrants Are Half as Likely to Be Arrested for Violent Crimes as U.S.-Born Citizens

12/7/20, Washington Post: More underage migrants are testing positive for coronavirus

12/6/20, CBS Sunday Morning: Trump border wall on pristine land hurts animal migration: “They don’t recognize any boundaries. They’ve been here forever.”


12/10/20, Guardian: Offshore processing didn’t work and Australia’s mistakes shouldn’t be repeated elsewhere

12/10/20, New Humanitarian: What happens to sexual abuse survivors after the headlines fade?

12/10/20, San Antonio Express-News editorial board: Editorial: Reunite all kids taken from parents at the border

12/10/20, Washington Post: Immigration cruelty didn’t start with Trump. Will it end under Biden?

12/8/20, Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: The crime against migrant children that Biden needs to repair

Policy Resources

Forced Migration Review (journal): Recognising refugees

MPI: Top 10 Migration Issues of 2020

MPI commentary: How the Fear of Immigration Enforcement Affects the Mental Health of Latino Youth

MPI policy brief: The Divergent Trajectories of the Global Migration and Refugee Compacts: Implementation amid Crisis

RCUSA and CMS report: Charting a Course to Rebuild and Strengthen the US Refugee Admissions Program


The Daily, New York Times podcast: Trump Shut the Door on Migrants. Will Biden Open It?

Hometown, EMM podcast: Advent Reflection Series

Temporary, Guardian podcast: Part 5: When the answer is no


LERRN webinar: LERRN-IDRC Webinar: By Refugees, For Refugees: Refugee leadership beyond the pandemic

This webinar will explore the factors that influence the impact of refugee-led organizations (RLOs) as service-delivery providers in humanitarian settings before and during COVID-19. In the context of the Coronavirus pandemic, when international actors are limited in their mobility and access, RLOs are increasingly becoming frontline responders that provide vital assistance to displaced communities. This webinar aims to discuss how we can move the debate from a normative commitment to refugee participation and leadership to concrete measures that address the many barriers refugees-led organizations face in responding to local needs. Panelists include refugee leaders, donors, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, who will consider innovative solutions with and for refugees and engagement of refugee-led organizations during the pandemic and beyond. Dec 15, 2020 09:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)