4/17/20, Roll Call: ICE’s COVID-19 test figures hint at health crisis in detention

4/16/20, Teen Vogue: How to Support Immigrants In the U.S. During the Coronavirus Pandemic

4/16/20, CNN: Why California is giving its own stimulus checks to undocumented immigrants

4/16/20, NPR: ICE Releases Hundreds Of Immigrants As Coronavirus Spreads in Detention Centers

4/16/20, Politico: Stephen Miller’s hard-line policies on refugee families make a comeback at HHS

4/15/20, New York Times: South Dakota Meat Plant Is Now Country’s Biggest Coronavirus Hot Spot

4/15/20, Christianity Today: Ministry Leaders to ICE: Release Immigrants and Let Churches Help

4/14/20, PRI: US deportation flights risk spreading coronavirus globally

4/14/20, Atlantic: How the Deportation Machine Criminalizes Immigrants

4/13/20, Roll Call: ‘Dreamers’ in health care sector help save COVID patients while in legal limbo

4/13/20, New York Times: Foreign Doctors Could Help Fight Coronavirus. But U.S. Blocks Many.

4/13/20, Atlantic: Immigrants Are Bearing the Brunt of the Coronavirus Crisis

4/12/20, Ames Tribune: Local organizations partner up to create emergency fund for immigrants

4/10/20, Marshall Project: Migrant Children Still Face Speedy Deportation Hearings in COVID-19 Hotspots

4/2/20, California Sunday Magazine: “When can we really rest?”

More migrants than ever are crossing the Colombia-Panama border to reach the U.S. Five days inside the Darién Gap, one of the most dangerous journeys in the world. This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.


4/15/20, San Bernardino Sun: A cry for justice for detained immigrants

4/15/20, New York Times: Surveillance Won’t Stop the Coronavirus

4/15/20, USA Today: To slow pandemic, Trump should release nonviolent immigrants from detention centers

4/15/20, New Humanitarian: Moral multi-tasking in the COVID-19 response

4/14/20, New York Times: Bail Someone Out of Jail Today

4/11/20, Los Angeles Times: Judge rules ICE must allow detainees free, private calls with attorneys during pandemic

4/11/20, New York Times: The World Is Empty Now. How Should We Fill It?

4/6/20, Trib Live (W. PA): Linda Smales: Protecting the people who are protecting us

Policy Resources

4/17/20, New Humanitarian: The COVID-19 excuse? How migration policies are hardening around the globe

4/14/20, Border Justice: Migration and Accountability for Human Rights Violations | Special issue co-edited by Cathryn Costello

April 2020, Migration Policy Institute: The Essential Role of Immigrants in the U.S. Food Supply Chain

Calcutta Research Group (e-book): Borders of an Epidemic: COVID-19 and Migrant Workers

UCL-Yale Research Report: Religion and Social Justice for Refugees: Insights from Cameroon, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Mexico


4/17/20, UNHCR: Cate Blanchett’s ‘Films of Hope’ to watch on coronavirus lockdown

4/15/20, Only in America (podcast): Growing a Better System: Soren Bjorn

4/15/20, Guardian: You Clap for Me Now: video hails key workers with antiracist poem


Migration Policy Institute Webinar: Immigration & U.S.-Mexico Border Policies in a Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with Members of Congress
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 4:00 P.M. ET

As the US government has implemented a raft of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, a significant number have been in the immigration arena, touching in particular on the US-Mexico border. The Mexican & US administrations agreed to halt nonessential travel across the border, slowing activity across a closely interconnected & vibrant regional economy. The Trump administration has taken unprecedented measures, drawing on powers given to the Surgeon General in 1944 to block the entry of foreign nationals deemed possible health risks. Border officials have expelled more than 10,000 unauthorized migrants & asylum seekers through an expedited process & largely ended access to asylum. In a bipartisan discussion hosted by the Mexico Institute & the Migration Policy Institute, two border-state members of Congress – Rep. Veronica Escobar & Rep. Dan Crenshaw – will discuss the response to the coronavirus outbreak, how it is affecting the border region, & what the future might hold.