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. Register for the final webinar, Episcopal Action on Asylum, June 23, 3:30pm Eastern. View recordings of the webinars on EMM’s Vimeo channel or listen to the podcast episodes for each webinar.


6/21/20, Reuters: Trump administration aims to end Dreamers immigration program in six months

6/19/20, MPI: USCIS Budget Implosion Owes to Far More than the Pandemic

6/19/20, New York Times: Dramatizing the Human Toll of a U.K. Political Scandal

6/19/20, Guardian: ‘Boats arrive, people disappear’: one Greek’s search for missing refugees

6/18/20, Portland Tribune: Senators seek permanent status for immigrant ‘dreamers’

6/18/20, Detroit Free Press: Citizenship by drive-thru? Immigrants now take oath without leaving car

6/18/20, Reuters: Number of Refugees Worldwide Has Doubled in a Decade, U.N. Report Says

6/17/20, New York Times: Trump Administration Faces Bipartisan Calls to End Citizenship Delays

6/17/20, Miami Herald: ‘Either he’s dead or he’s been kidnapped’: ICE detainees go ‘missing’ amid coronavirus

6/17/20, Chicago Sun Times: Immigrant, refugee communities urged to fill out 2020 census

6/17/20, Nation: The Media Isn’t Ready to Cover Climate Apartheid

6/16/20, Guardian: The refugee standup night: ‘none of us can believe how successful it is’

6/16/20, AZ Mirror: Phoenix PD: ‘Confusion’ caused erroneous felony charges against Dreamers

6/15/20, Grand Rapids Business Journal: Filling a ‘critical’ need for child care

6/15/20, National Review: The Pandemic-Era Rebrand of Family Separation

6/15/20, WGBH: Despite The Pandemic, Immigrants In Mass. Say They Are Afraid To Seek Medical Care

6/15/20, New York Times: Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on California Sanctuary Law

6/15/20, Courthouse News: Challenge to Deportation Procedures Headed to High Court

6/14/20, IRC: Meet the refugee health care heroes fighting the coronavirus


6/18/20, New York Times: What the Country Needs, on DACA and So Much More

6/18/20, Chicago Tribune editorial board: Editorial: The Supreme Court saves the Dreamers — but Congress needs to act

6/18/20, CNN: Trump’s cold-blooded move to shut out asylum seekers

6/18/20, New York Times editorial board: Why Is the United States Exporting Coronavirus?

6/18/20, Fox News: Ali Noorani: Supreme Court DACA ruling — good news and now Congress must act to protect Dreamers

6/16/20, Hill: New Trump immigration regulations would devastate refuge pathways

6/15/20, New Humanitarian: Doing good and being racist

Policy Resources

ILRC: Understanding the 2020 Supreme Court Decision on DACA

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

American Immigration Council fact sheet: Employment-Based Visa Categories in the United States

National Immigration Forum: Immigration-related Executive Actions During the COVID-19 Pandemic


National Archives (UK, podcast): Refugee stories

Only in America (podcast): SPECIAL EPISODE: Understanding the Supreme Court’s DACA Ruling

Opportunities & Resources

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.

ILRC Webinar: How Surveillance and Data-Sharing is Used in Immigration Enforcement

This webinar will provide a birds-eye-view of some of the ways in which ICE exploits data-sharing and new surveillance technologies in their massive deportation machine to identify, track, locate, and arrest immigrants.

06/24/2020 11:00am to 12:00pm PDT. Register here.

Project South Webinar: Challenging Neoliberalism and State Repression in the Age of COVID-19

This is a quarterly webinar by Project South where we connect local to global struggles against racism, Islamophobia, inequality, and other forms of oppression. Our June 2020 webinar will draw lessons from global movements against state repression and neoliberalism in the wake of COVID-19. Project South team members will provide information about social justice movement building in the U.S. South. Jun 25, 2020 12:00 PM, Eastern. Register here.