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.


6/1/20, Bloomberg Law: Immigrant Beats Trump in High Court Torture Protection Dispute

5/29/20, Atlantic: The Coronavirus Thrives on Hate

5/29/20, NBC New York: NYC Council Votes to Ban the Terms ‘Alien’ and ‘Illegal Immigrant’ on Official Docs

5/29/20, New York Times: Border Wall Land Grabs Accelerate as Owners Shelter From Pandemic

5/29/20, Migration Policy Institute: The U.S. Stands Alone in Explicitly Basing Coronavirus-Linked Immigration Restrictions on Economic Grounds

5/28/20, Deseret News: Undocumented and uninsured: How some immigrants are navigating the COVID-19 crisis

5/27/20, Roll Call: DOJ memo offered to buy out immigration board members

5/27/20, Washington Post: With citizenship ceremonies postponed, hundreds of thousands could miss chance to vote in November

5/27/20, Atlantic: What Isolation Does to Undocumented Immigrants

5/27/20, Guardian: Greece ready to welcome tourists as refugees stay locked down in Lesbos

5/27/20, Boston Globe: As the Supreme Court weighs their fate, thousands of DACA recipients have become their families’ sole providers because of coronavirus

5/26/20, NPR: Unlikely Allies Band Together In Laredo To Oppose The Border Wall

5/26/20, Forbes: How Are Refugees Being Impacted By Covid-19?

5/26/20, New Humanitarian: In the news: Greece reportedly using floating tents to deport asylum seekers

5/26/20, CBS: Thousands of U.S. immigration agency employees could face furloughs without emergency funds

5/26/20, NPR: New California Relief Program for Undocumented Overwhelmed By Demand

5/25/20, Boston Globe: Repaying a kindness: Resettled Syrian tailor shares mask-making skills with those who guided him to safety

5/25/20, AP: Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

5/24/20, NBC San Diego: Car Protest Demands Release of Detainees in Otay Mesa Detention Center


5/28/20, Equal Times: Guest workers on US farms are in the eye of the coronavirus storm

5/25/20, Washington Post Editorial Board: Migrant children are still confined and vulnerable. It’s a gratuitous act of cruelty.

Policy Resources

5/27/20, American Immigration Council: The Impact of COVID-19 on Noncitizens and Across the U.S. Immigration System

Migration Policy Institute: Barriers to COVID-19 Testing and Treatment: Immigrants without Health Coverage in the United States

National Immigration Forum: Infographic: Alternatives To Detention


Telemundo (podcast): Podcast 296+ Días: la historia de un inmigrante aislado en una prisión de ICE

Interfaith Voices (podcast): All of US: New Campaign Targets Evangelical Christians with Values Message

Opportunities & Resources

Migration Policy Institute Webinar: Beyond the Border: U.S.-Mexican Migration Accord Has Ushered in Sweeping Change in Mexico in Its First Year

Monday, June 8, 2020. 2:00 P.M. ET / 1:00 P.M. CT / 12:00 P.M. MT / 11:00 A.M. PT

Following months of rising Central American migration through Mexico to the United States, the U.S. and Mexican governments on June 7, 2019 signed a joint declaration pledging to work together to manage and reduce this irregular migration. The accord effectively marked a new era in the development of Mexico’s immigration enforcement and humanitarian protection systems. Join former U.S. and Mexican ambassadors, a journalist who has been covering these changes, and MPI researchers for a discussion at the agreement’s one-year anniversary to examine how the accord has reshaped Mexico’s immigration enforcement policies. 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.