7/12/20, New York Times: The Pathologist: She Confronts the Virus From Inside Nursing Homes

7/12/20, Gothamist: Immigration And Privacy Advocates Seek New Law Shielding COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data From Law Enforcement

7/11/20, New York Times: Business Leaders Urge Trump to Leave DACA Alone After Court Ruling

7/11/20, New York Times: After an Arrest at a Black Lives Matter Protest: Deportation Proceedings

7/10/20, NBC News: Christian groups say Trump has closed the door on persecuted Christian refugees

7/10/20, New York Times: Homeland Security Turns to Defending Statues Amid Questions Over Priorities

7/10/20, New York Times and the Marshall Project: ‘It Was Like a Time Bomb’: How ICE Helped Spread the Coronavirus

7/9/20, CNN: Trump is now blocking most of the legal paths to immigrate to the US

7/9/20, Immigration Impact: Trump Labels Asylum Seekers as National Security Threat in Expanded Asylum Bar

7/8/20, NPR: ‘I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes’: International Students Blindsided By ICE Rule Change

7/8/20, Washington Post: US rule targets disease-stricken countries to deny asylum

7/8/20, NBC News: Nearly half the employees at an Arizona ICE detention center have tested positive for COVID-19

7/8/20, El Paso Times: Pregnant migrant sought refuge, but learned there’s ‘no help right now’ at US-Mexico border

7/7/20, New York Times: A Woman Without a Country: Adopted at Birth and Deportable at 30

7/7/20, Washington Post: U.S. might separate families after federal judge orders ICE to free migrant children

7/7/20, WJLA (MD): ‘Milk, bread, fruit:’ Immigrant feeds 400 families 3 days a week from his Maryland garage

7/6/20, Reuters: Die in detention or at home? U.S. pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

7/6/20, Courthouse News Service: Ninth Circuit Nixes Trump Rule on Asylum


7/9/20, Newsweek: With Family Detention Centers ‘On Fire,’ Separations Are Not the Answer | Opinion

7/9/20, Bulwark: Now is the Time to Stand with Dreamers

7/9/20, New Humanitarian: Will COVID-19 halt asylum in the United States for good?

7/9/20, Washington Post: How the Trump administration is turning legal immigrants into undocumented ones

7/8/20, Slate: It’s Time to Create a Right to an Immigration Attorney

7/5/20, Dallas Morning News: The U.S. commitment to asylum-seekers is eroding away amid COVID-19

Policy Resources

ILRC: DACA: Frequently Asked Questions

Forced Migration Review, June 2020: Climate crisis and local communities / Trafficking and smuggling / COVID-19: early reflections

Rethinking Refuge: Refugee-led Responses to COVID-19: A case study from Uganda

International Migration Review: June 2020


UNHCR: Netflix releases Stateless, a new drama series produced by Cate Blanchett

Opportunities & Resources

ILRC webinar: DACA after the Supreme Court Decision

07/15/2020 11:00am to 12:30pm PDT. After a long legal battle, the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has restored the DACA program – allowing for both renewal and first time DACA applications – but uncertainty about the future of the program remains. This webinar will provide a refresher on preparing initial applications, including guidance on gathering evidence in the COVID-19 era, and red flags to watch out for. Special considerations for first-time applicants will also be outlined, so that eligible individuals can benefit from the program while also developing a long-term strategy. Finally, the webinar will place this recent legal victory in the larger context of the movement for immigrant rights and how to support efforts for inclusive immigration reform. Register. 

MPI webinar: A Bumpy Path to U.S. Citizenship: A Survey of Changing USCIS Practices

The discussants will examine the increasing obstacles to citizenship as a result of changing USCIS practices, and the effects the pandemic-related shutdown and USCIS financial turmoil could have on the ability of would-be Americans to take the oath of citizenship in the months ahead. Thursday, July 16, 2020. 11:30 A.M. ET / 10:30 A.M. CT / 9:30 A.M. MT / 8:30 A.M. PT. Register.

Polco/National Research Center webinar: Engaging the Community to Inform the Way Forward

How can local community leaders feel confident that the voices they are hearing from best represent their entire population including those underrepresented, hard to reach, and historically not connected? Engagement needs to extend beyond those voices typically heard to help community leaders align future recovery and growth with verified community interests and values. Jul 16, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Register.

NNED webinarTaking on the “Perfect Storm”: Faith-based Organizations and Partnerships Address COVID-19 and Critical Behavioral Health Needs in Communities of Color

This NNED virtual roundtable will highlight:
– Faith-based partnerships that address the behavioral health in communities of color and augment the behavioral health workforce;
– Cultural and spiritual practices provided by faith-based organizations to strengthen community and social connectedness during times of crises;
– Faith leaders’ strategies to help diverse communities cope with trauma, loss, and grief; and
– The importance of and role of faith leaders in promoting self-care among the health care workforce, caregivers, and themselves.

Jul 16, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Register.