7/18/20, Guardian: ‘My only desire is to hold my son’: the grief of indefinite detention

7/17/20, CBS News: U.S. border expulsions of migrant children continue, with few allowed to seek refuge under virus order

7/17/20, PBS NewsHour: Federal court rules DACA must be restored fully after Supreme Court ruling

7/16/20, CNN: Judge agrees to extend deadline for releasing children from immigration custody

7/16/20, WRIC (Va): Nearly 90 percent of ICE detainees in Farmville tested positive for COVID-19 after transfers from Florida, Arizona

7/16/20, Fox40 (Ca): Judge rules against White House, upholds California’s ban on private detention centers

7/16/20, USA Today: Trump, Census Bureau collect driver’s license data to check citizenship status of Americans

7/16/20, Los Angeles Times: Despite Supreme Court ruling, Trump administration rejects new DACA applications

7/16/20, WORLD: Falling short in refugee resettlement

7/15/20, Immigration Impact: USCIS Upends the Lives of Immigrants by Refusing to Print Their Work Permits and Green Cards

7/15/20, New York Times: Asylum Officers Condemn What They Call ‘Draconian’ Plans by Trump

7/14/20, Reuters: In Surprise Move, Trump Administration Reverses Course on Barring Many Foreign Students

7/14/20, Immigration Impact: ICE Has Been Granted the Same Level of Secrecy as the FBI

7/13/20, Washington Post: As coronavirus ravaged meatpackers, minorities bore the brunt. Now worker groups say Tyson and JBS violated the Civil Rights Act.

7/13/20, Arizona Republic: More than 900 workers at private immigrant detention centers test positive for COVID-19

7/13/20, Ms. Magazine: An American Mother on Asylum: Trump’s New Rules Would Have Rewritten My Story

7/13/20, CBS News: Third immigrant detained by ICE dies after contracting the coronavirus

7/13/20, Politico: U.S. plans to restrict Mexico, Canada border crossings until late August

7/11/20, Arizona Republic: Migrant rescues in Arizona desert exceed 2019 total despite COVID-19 pandemic

7/9/20, Arizona Republic: Over 40% of staff at Eloy Detention Center have tested positive for COVID-19, operators say


7/17/20, New York Times: TV Was My Family’s Universal Translator

7/16/20, Christian Post: Children in ICE detention centers need safety and family units

7/15/20, Houston Chronicle: Opinion: Immigration reform belongs in Congress not executive orders by the president

7/13/20, Boston Globe Editorial Board: Congress must bail out federal immigration agency

7/13/20, New Humanitarian: Decolonising aid, again

7/10/20, USA Today: Does Black Lives Matter apply to immigrants as well?

Policy Resources

7/16/20, New Humanitarian: COVID-19 changed the world. Can it change aid, too?

7/16/20, MPI: New MPI Report Details Growing Obstacles to U.S. Citizenship & Examines Potential for Further Disruption due to COVID-19 Slowdown, USCIS Budget Turmoil & Fee Increases

7/14/20, CLASP: The Day That ICE Came: How Worksite Raids Are Once Again Harming Children and Families

World Relief and Open Doors Report: CLOSED DOORS: Persecuted Christians and the U.S. Refugee Resettlement and Asylum Processes

TRAC Report: More Immigration Judges Leaving the Bench

American Immigration Council: State Fact Sheets


7/15/20, New York Times’ The Daily (podcast): One Meat Plant, One Thousand Infections: Revisiting Achut Deng

7/15/20, Only in America (podcast): How Did We Get Here?: Jia Lynn Yang

Opportunities & Resources

Interfaith Action – SW Michigan Peace & Justice Collaborative webinar: Migration Series- Session 2: A Theme in the Holy Writings and Histories of Multiple Faith Traditions

To understand the commitments and current realities of migration, Interfaith Action of SW Michigan is launching an educational series on the various aspects of migration. Session #2- A Theme in the Holy Writings and Histories of Multiple Faith Tradition: We Are All Migrants. Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 6PM Eastern. Learn more.