EMM has pulled together a wide range of statements, resources, and information on COVID-19 on a page that is updated regularly. Please visit COVID-19 Resources to learn more.


5/25/20, Guernica: You Shall Also Love the Stranger

5/21/20, Los Angeles Times: Local groups phone bank over Zoom for undocumented and LGBTQ community affected by the pandemic

5/21/20, Philadelphia Inquirer: With the pandemic, a possible end to a program that gives immigrants a fighting chance in court

5/20/20, Law360: Immigrant Deported Right As Judge Halts ICE’s Removal Plan

5/20/20, NPR: Immigration To The U.S. Comes To A Standstill During The Pandemic

5/20/20, Roll Call: DHS indefinitely extends, expands border asylum ban

5/19/20, Washington Post: Asian American doctors and nurses are fighting racism and the coronavirus

5/19/20, Philadelphia Inquirer: A dark milestone: More than 1,000 migrants in ICE custody now have the coronavirus

5/19/20, Documented: Immigrants With HIV Fear Surviving a Second Pandemic. So Do the Community Organizations Struggling to Help Them.

5/19/20, Smithsonian Mag: The 1924 Law That Slammed the Door on Immigrants and the Politicians Who Pushed it Back Open

5/19/20, Daily Tar Heel (NC): Survey finds Latinx immigrants lack unemployment benefits, housing security amid COVID-19

5/18/20, ProPublica: The Trump Administration Is Rushing Deportations of Migrant Children During Coronavirus

5/18/20, San Francisco Chronicle: Immigration courts in ‘chaos,’ with coronavirus effects to last years

5/18/20, NBC News: Faced with choice, migrant parents in ICE detention refuse to separate from children

5/18/20, CNN: Health experts slam Trump administration’s use of public health law to close border

5/18/20, New York Times: California Offers $500 in Covid-19 Aid to Undocumented Immigrants

5/17/20, Fairborn Daily Herald (OH): From immigrant to pandemic fighter

5/17/20, Guardian: Coronavirus crisis ‘increases suffering of most vulnerable refugees’


5/21/20, America Magazine: Bishop Dorsonville: It takes #AllofUS working together to prevail over Covid-19

5/20/20, New Humanitarian: COVID-19: When saving fewer lives is the right thing to do

5/18/20, New York Times: We Are Not Enemies. We Are Essential Workers.

5/17/20, Yakima Herald: Immigrants deserve legal representation, too

Policy Resources

New from EMM: Immigrant Detention during COVID-19: Resources, Networks, and Organizations to Know

5/19/20, Human Rights Watch: Deportation with a Layover


The Daily Show: Jose Antonio Vargas – Experiencing a Pandemic While Undocumented | The Daily Social Distancing Show

Opportunities & Resources

Center for Migration Studies Webinar: Immigrant Essential Workers, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Community Responses

May 28, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern. This webinar will present new estimates on immigrant (foreign-born) workers in “essential critical infrastructure” jobs, as defined by the US Department of Homeland Security. It will provide data on these workers by US state and by immigration status, including for DACA recipients. The webinar will also highlight the importance of immigrants to local communities and will feature inclusive state and local responses to immigrant families and undocumented workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register.

Immigration Advocates Network Webinar: Strategies and Challenges to Providing Legal Services during COVID-19

May 29, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT. Learn how other legal service providers are troubleshooting and innovating their services during the COVID-19 Pandemic. After a short overview of their programs, the panelists will open up the presentation to field questions and insights from the audience. Register.

Virtual Book Discussion Kits from Episcopal Migration Ministries

EMM has put together four virtual book discussion kits for groups and individuals to use as a way to learn and stay engaged with the refugee and immigrant experience during this time of isolation. More kits will be added to the page in the coming months. Explore the kits and let us know what you think!

Love God, Love Neighbor: Episcopal Month of Action

In the month of June, join the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and Episcopal Migration Ministries for Love God, Love Neighbor: Episcopal Month of Action, a series of webinars to learn and advocate with and on behalf of immigrants, DACA recipients, refugees, and asylum seekers. Learn more and register.

Re-imagining Migration Online Seminar: Teaching in Uncertain Times

July 13-16, 2020. Re-imagining Migration is offering a unique online learning experience for K-12 teachers, school administrators, and education professionals working in schools, museums, after-school spaces. This seminar will introduce participants to the Re-imagining Migration’s approach to advance the education and well-being of immigrant-origin youth, decrease bias and hatred against these youth and help all young people develop the understanding and habits of mind, heart, and civic participation to nurture inclusive communities and healthy democracies. The cost for the seminar is $50 USD. Limited scholarships are available. Use this link to apply.