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.

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.


6/14/20, Politico: Supreme Court could force Congress into battle over Dreamers

6/13/20, New York Times: The Surprising Origin of Our Modern Nation of Immigrants

6/12/20, New York Times: Trump Administration Moves to Solidify Restrictive Immigration Policies

6/11/20, Axios: Trump administration proposes toughest asylum rules yet

6/11/20, Washington Post: Migrant farmworkers, many coronavirus positive, move north from Florida to other states

6/10/20, CNN: Trump administration proposes sweeping changes to US asylum system in new rule

6/10/20, El Paso Times: Despite coronavirus, children are still arriving at the border. They’re being turned away.

6/10/20, VOA News: Black Immigrant Pastors in US Share Similar Experiences of Racism

6/10/20, Guernica Mag: Karla Cornejo Villavicencio: DREAMer memoirs have their purpose. But that’s not what I set out to write.

6/10/20, NBC News: Federal judge rules ICE courthouse arrests in New York state are illegal

6/10/20, New Humanitarian: Coronavirus: A window of opportunity for action on migration?

6/9/20, Roll Call: DOJ ‘reassigned’ career members of Board of Immigration Appeals

6/9/20, LAist: As Many Angelenos Stayed Home, LA County Saw A Spike In Coronavirus Among Latinos. Here’s Why

6/9/20, Christianity Today: What Should a Nation Expect of Its Newcomers?

6/7/20, Politico: Trump looks to Dreamers for an immigration deal

6/7/20, CNN: This Minnesota journalist says there’s something important the media is missing about protests


6/13/20, New York Times: What You Can Learn From a Dreamer in Arizona

6/10/20, Politico: Why the CBP’s Presence at the DC Protests Should Alarm All Of Us

6/9/20, New Humanitarian: Why working together on global migration is vital to pandemic recovery

6/8/20, Dallas Morning News: Delay DACA decision while country is in turmoil

6/7/20, Times of San Diego: Opinion: The Plight of Forgotten Older Refugees Sheltering in Tijuana

Policy Resources

American Immigration Council Fact Sheet: Asylum in the United States

MPI Commentary: COVID-19 Spotlights the Inequities Facing English Learner Students, as Nonprofit Organizations Seek to Mitigate Challenges

MPI Policy Brief: One Year after the U.S.-Mexico Agreement: Reshaping Mexico’s Migration Policies

Refugee Review: Emerging Issues in Forced Migration – Perspectives from Research and Practice

RBC Economics: COVID-19 derails Canadian immigration

Journal of Refugee Studies: Old Concepts Making New History: Refugee Self-reliance, Livelihoods and the ‘Refugee Entrepreneur’


Only in America, podcast: Racial and Immigrant Justice with Dr. Walter Strickland

Opportunities & Resources

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Workshop: Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American Harassment and Xenophobia

This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.”

Thursday, June 18th at 7:00pm ET / 6:00pm CT / 5:00pm MT / 4:00pm PT / 1:00pm HST. Register Here.
Thursday, June 25th at 4:00pm ET / 3:00pm CT / 2:00pm MT / 1:00pm PT / 10:00am HST. Register Here.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Workshop: Bystander Intervention 2.0: Conflict De-escalation Training

If you’ve already taken the Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you.

Thursday, June 18th at 2:00pm ET / 1:00pm CT / 12:00pm MT / 11:00am PT / 8:00am HST  Register Here.

Refugee Studies Centre webinar: Mobility and immobility in the time of coronavirus: reflections from long-term study of migration and displacement | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2020

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 3pm to 4.30pm GMT / 10am to 11:30am Eastern. Register here.