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.


6/4/20, AP: Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision

6/4/20, New York Times Magazine: Fear, Illness and Death in ICE Detention: How a Protest Grew on the Inside

6/4/20, Fox17 Nashville: Tennessee governor faces challenges by legislators on refugee resettlement

6/3/20, Documented: ICE Does Not Test All Deportees for Coronavirus, Agency Head Says

6/3/20, Univison: In the eye of the pandemic: how the coronavirus spread through a small immigrant town in Iowa

6/3/20, Nation: Could Covid-19 Mean the End of Asylum Law in the United States?

6/3/20, New York Times: Boris Johnson Pledges to Admit 3 Million From Hong Kong to U.K.

6/2/20, Esquire: A 2 a.m. Talk With Rahul Dubey, the ‘Absolute Legend’ Sheltering Black Lives Matter Protesters

6/2/20, AMNY: Undocumented immigrants face hardship in accessing funeral services during pandemic

6/1/20, New York Times: How Minneapolis, One of America’s Most Liberal Cities, Struggles With Racism

6/1/20, Los Angeles Times: Thousands of immigrants are stuck in ICE centers. Getting out depends on the judge

6/1/20, ABC15 (AZ): DACA recipients among those arrested during weekend protests in Phoenix

6/1/20, Roll Call: Immigration agencies to assist law enforcement amid unrest

6/1/20, Barron’s: In Minneapolis, African Refugees See American Dream In Tatters

6/1/20, AFP: Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

6/1/20, BuzzFeed: Dozens Of Immigrant Families Who Were Separated At The Border Likely Shouldn’t Have Been, An Internal Report Found

6/1/20, Law360: High Court Torture Ruling Unlikely To Spur ‘Sea Change’

5/31/20, AZCentral: COVID-19 outbreak at ICE detention center in Eloy has ballooned into one of the largest in the nation

5/29/20, New York Times: Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest


6/5/20, New York Times: ‘México Lindo y Querido, Should I Die Abroad …’

6/4/20, San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: History repeats as the U.S. turns away asylum-seekers

6/4/20, BBC: Viewpoint: What it’s like to be an African in the US

6/3/20, Nation: To the White People Who Keep Asking How to ‘Help’

6/3/20, NBC News: Trump’s stunt at St. John’s is the result of American churches bowing to power

6/1/20, Newsweek: Closing the Borders Won’t Flatten The Curve—If Anything, It’s Making Things Worse | Opinion

Policy Resources

TRAC Report: EOIR’s Data Release on Asylum So Deficient Public Should Not Rely on Accuracy of Court Records

MPI Fact Sheet: COVID-19 and Unemployment: Assessing the Early Fallout for Immigrants and Other U.S. Workers

MPI Interactive: U.S. Unemployment Trends by Nativity, Gender, Industry, & More, Before and During Pandemic


5/29/20, WNYC (Radio): DACA Recipients Hurry to Renew Immigration Protections Before Supreme Court Ruling

Opportunities & Resources

Center for Migration Studies: COVID-19 Migration-Related Developments

This CMS webpage seeks to provide real-time updates and a record of migration-related developments and policies over the course of the crisis. COVID-19 and its disastrous economic fall-out have decimated migrant, refugee, and other vulnerable populations, and have led to an extraordinary proliferation of restrictions on mobility. The webpage approaches these issues from diverse perspectives.

Minnesota Department of Health: Materials and Resources for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response

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.

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.”

Wednesday, June 10th at 4:00pm ET / 3:00pm CT / 2:00pm MT / 1:00pm PT / 10:00am HST. Register Here.
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 11th at 7:00pm ET / 6:00pm CT / 5:00pm MT / 4:00pm PT / 1:00pm HST Register Here.
Thursday, June 18th at 2:00pm ET / 1:00pm CT / 12:00pm MT / 11:00am PT / 8:00am HST  Register Here.

MPI Europe Webinar: Migrants in Africa & COVID-19: From Emergency Measures to Inclusive Social Protection Systems

Monday, June 15, 2020, 9:00am ET. Join MPI Europe for a discussion exploring what emergency measures have been deployed by African governments and aid actors in response to COVID-19 to assist migrants in need. Speakers will examine what the health crisis says about social protection systems, the incentives for inclusionary systems for all, who should support these mechanisms in times of crisis, and how to make (at least some of) these measures sustainable. Register.