5/3/20, Guardian: Coronavirus pushes us to protect the vulnerable. The real test is what happens next

5/3/20, New York Times: President Trump, I Am Not Your Enemy. I Am a Doctor.

5/1/20, New Humanitarian: Why we Rohingya refugees risk our lives at sea

4/30/20, Baltimore Sun: Immigrants are playing a vital role in COVID-19 response and recovery | COMMENTARY

4/29/20, New Humanitarian: Locked down in Libya: One refugee’s reflections on conflict and COVID-19

4/28/20, Univision: The invisible, immigrant heroes of this pandemic

Policy Resources

Center for Migration Studies: US Foreign-Born Essential Workers by Status and State, and the Global Pandemic

International Migration Research Centre: Private Sponsorship in Canada: The Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region

SSM – Population Health: The migration journey and mental health: Evidence from Venezuelan forced migration


4/29/20, Only In America (podcast): Keeping Us Healthy

4/24/20, Coronavirus in California (podcast): Immigrant Detainees Fight COVID-19

4/22/20, Migration Policy Institute (video): Immigration and the U.S.-Mexico Border during the Pandemic: A Conversation with Members of Congress


Connecting Neighbors, a new EMM initiative, offers important ways you can be a helper at this time. Connecting Neighbors allows individuals and congregations to fill the gaps and directly support refugee families resettled by EMM. Learn more about Connecting Neighbors and other ways to help refugees and immigrants during this pandemic.

Re-Imagining Migration and Words without Borders: #LunchGlobally 3: A Teen from Iran Navigates L.A. and NYC–Author Visit!

Re-imagining Migration and Words Without Borders invite you to our third #LunchGlobally session, where educators meet and talk about literature, migration, and what’s it’s like to teach today. On Monday May 4th, at 1 pm Eastern, we will focus on the personal essay “Hunger,” by Iranian author Salar Abdoh.

RSC Public Seminar Series: Strengthening refugee-led humanitarian response during the COVID-19 pandemic

This seminar series focuses on refugee-led assistance and protection in the context of Covid-19. It features panels of individuals whose work is shaping how we understand and support refugee-led responses during crisis. Their accomplishments – whether as practitioners, policy influencers, funders, or community responders – challenge conventional top-down approaches to humanitarian assistance. These approaches are increasingly important in the current context, in which traditional humanitarian capacity has been stretched and forced to adapt. Refugee-led organisations are on the frontline of the response, in both refugee camps and cities.

The series will explore how refugees are responding to the current crisis, reflect on how they can be supported by external actors, and consider the prospects for creating lasting forms of participatory humanitarian governance. The majority of panelists are refugees. Wednesdays, May 6-June 17, 5pm, BST.

CMS Webinar: Immigrant Detention in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and the Covid-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading throughout the US immigrant detention system and beyond. This webinar will cover the conditions in immigrant detention facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi, litigation that seeks the release of different populations of detainees, alternatives to detention, and the troubled history of detention in the region. May 6, 2:30pm Eastern.

Re-Imagining Migration Webinar: Addressing Anti-Immigrant Bias in Times of Uncertainty

Re-imagining Migration and ADL Education will be offering a free webinar highlighting resources and strategies for educators to help address the wave of anti-immigrant and anti-Asian bias that has spread with the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will include Deborah Chad, the ADL’s Director of Online Learning, and Adam Strom, Director of Re-imagining Migration. Space is limited so RSVP now. May 7 at 4pm EST/1pm PT

Define American: #Immigrad 2020 Virtual Commencement

Define AmericanFWD.usUnited We DreamI Am An Immigrant and Golden Door Scholars are hosting a virtual commencement on Saturday, May 16 for students across the country to celebrate their accomplishments with family, friends and supporters. This commencement will build on our annual #Immigrad campaign that highlights the stories of college and high school graduates from immigrant families. Since launching in 2017, #Immigrad has taken off on social media and received significant press attention. It has become an annual rite of passage for thousands of graduates.

Immigrant Learning Center Webinar: Strength in Numbers: Uniting Immigration with other Social Causes

Immigration is deeply linked to other movements for inclusion and equality. By understanding the intersections between immigration and other urgent causes, immigrant- and refugee-serving organizations and their allies can cultivate diverse coalitions of long-term support across boundaries. This interactive virtual conference will give strategies to join forces with a broader base of support for mutual goals. May 19, 1pm Eastern.

CWS Job Opening: Border Volunteer (full-time paid volunteer)