3/21/20, USA Today: Undocumented immigrants, fearful of Trump administration, could be hit hard by coronavirus

3/21/20, New York Times: A Closed Border, Dashed Hopes and a Looming Disaster

3/20/20, CNN: 13 changes to the US immigration system during the coronavirus pandemic

3/20/20, New York Times: In Shift, Trudeau Says Canada Will Return Asylum Seekers to U.S.

3/20/20, New York Times: Trump Cites Coronavirus as He Announces a Border Crackdown

3/20/20, New York Times: Under the Virus’s Cloak, Trump Pursues Long-Sought Policies

3/19/20, New Humanitarian: Coronavirus and aid: What we’re watching

3/19/20, PBS NewsHour: Immigration courts are still open as coronavirus cases grow

3/19/20, CNN: What coronavirus means for tens of thousands of people in ICE custody

3/18/20, Washington Post: ICE to stop most immigration enforcement inside U.S., will focus on criminals during coronavirus outbreak

3/18/20, New York Times: ‘We’re Petrified’: Immigrants Afraid to Seek Medical Care for Coronavirus

3/17/20, Reuters: U.N. Refugee Agency to Suspend Resettlements Because of Coronavirus

3/17/20, San Diego Union-Tribune: Immigration interview offices close, while immigration courts remain open despite coronavirus risk

3/17/20, Politico: Trump’s immigration crackdown could hurt coronavirus containment efforts

3/17/20, BuzzFeed: US Agencies Made It Harder To Reunite Immigrant Families Because They Failed To Keep Accurate Records, Report Finds

3/17/20, Reveal: How federal agencies put immigrants and immigration workers at risk amid coronavirus

3/16/20, Guernica: Out of Sight

3/15/20, Atlantic: The Syrian Sisters Who Refuse to Give Up on America

3/12/20, Foreign Policy: The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization as We Know It


3/20/20, CNN: The Refugee Act reminds us to not forget our humanity — especially now

3/19/20, New York Times: Close Immigration Prisons Now

3/19/20, Religion News Service: Candidates should know that evangelicals are looking for nuanced debate on immigration

3/18/20, CNN: Trump’s malicious use of ‘Chinese virus’

3/18/20, New Humanitarian: This age of COVID-19 demands new emergency ethics


3/19/20, New Humanitarian: ICYMI: How will COVID-19 impact crisis zones? (video)

Cato Institute: Timeline and List of U.S. Immigration Actions on COVID-19

Asis, M., & Feranil, A. (2020). Not for adults only: toward a child’s lens in migration policies in Asia, Journal on Migration and Human Security. This paper provides an overview of challenges faced by children as migration actors. It considers the policy responses and programs that select countries in East, South, and Southeast Asia have developed to address children’s experiences and concerns in the context of Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). The paper argues, the good practices that have been implemented in a number of the countries provide a template for how to translate the Compacts’ objectives into action and how to ensure that the full protection and best interests of migrant children, the left-behind children of migrant workers, and those who are part of multicultural families remain a priority. Available at (open access):

The Crisis in Idlib: Testimony by Hardin Lang (March 11, 2020), Refugee International. Hardin Lang, Vice President for Programs and Policy provided a testimony at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He addressed the crisis in Idlib, its humanitarian implications and prospects for the current ceasefire recently agreed to between Turkey and Russia. Lang and his team had the opportunity to investigate the nature and scope of what has become the worst humanitarian chapter of Syria’s longstanding brutal war. Summary and video available at: