7/23/20, Guardian: ‘How can I find a home?’ Promise of Athens turns to despair for refugees

7/22/20, AP: AP Exclusive: Migrant Kids Held in US Hotels, Then Expelled

7/22/20, Immigration Impact: 3 Things You Need to Know About Trump’s Unconstitutional Census Executive Order

7/22/20, Nation: George Goehl Talks Deep Canvassing During the Age of Covid

7/22/20, Texas Tribune: Undocumented immigrants behind on their rent are self-evicting across Texas

7/22/20, Politico: House passes bill blocking Trump’s sweeping refugee, asylum bans

7/21/20, Guardian: Rohingya face ‘cruel’ caning sentence in Malaysia as hostility to refugees grows

7/21/20, New York Times: Trump Seeks to Stop Counting Unauthorized Immigrants in Drawing House Districts

7/21/20, Arizona Republic: More than 300,000 immigrants may not become citizens in time to vote as COVID-19 stalls process

7/20/20, Immigration Impact: ICE’s ‘Citizens Academy’ Has No Place in Communities That Welcome Immigrants

7/20/20, New York Times: The Japanese-American Sculptor Who, Despite Persecution, Made Her Mark

7/20/20, Houston Public Media: People In Texas ICE Detention Centers Are 15 Times More Likely Than The Public To Have COVID-19

7/19/20, NPR: Virginia Poultry Workers See Victory In New COVID-19 Protection Rules

7/19/20, AP: How the Coronavirus Spread Through One Immigration Facility

7/18/20, Washington Post: ‘I’m scared’

7/17/20, Newsweek: Border Wall Costs Could Grow ‘Exponentially’ Due to Poor Planning: DHS OIG


7/23/20, New York Times: Why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Is Suing the Trump Administration

7/21/20, Forbes: Trump Cuts Legal Immigrants By Half And He’s Not Done Yet

7/21/20, Tampa Bay Times: Don’t exclude these Americans from stimulus benefits | Column

7/21/20, New York Times: The Border War in Portland

7/19/20, South Florida Sun Sentinel: Real Republicans welcome immigrants | Opinion

7/19/20, Washington Post: The extraordinary scene unfolding in Portland has a disturbing history

Policy Resources

MPI Commentary: Millions of U.S. Citizens Could Be Excluded under Trump Plan to Remove Unauthorized Immigrants from Census Data

MPI Fact Sheet: Brain Waste among U.S. Immigrants with Health Degrees: A Multi-State Profile

Geopolitics: The Shifting Landscape of International Resettlement: Canada, the US and Syrian Refugees

Refugees International: Locked Down and Left Behind: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees’ Economic Inclusion

Refugees International: COVID-19 and the Other One Percent: An Agenda for the Forcibly Displaced Six Months into the Emergency

Rethinking Refuge: Challenging stereotypes and reviving the ‘benefit of the doubt’ in refugee eligibility


7/23/20, Mashable: Netflix’s ‘Immigration Nation’ trailer takes us inside the effects of ICE

7/22/20, Only in America (podcast): How Did We Get Here?: Charles Kamasaki

7/22/20, UNHCR: Young artists drew a world where kindness defeats COVID-19 – We animated it

7/21/20, Frontline: COVID’s Hidden Toll

7/16/20, Define American: Coronavirus in ICE Detention Centers

Opportunities & Resources

Immigrant Learning Center: 2020 Immigrant Student Success Workshop resources, video recordings, and slides

Switchboard webinar: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence for Refugee Service Providers: The What, Why, and How of Safety Planning

Following on the previous introductory webinar, this training will focus on the specifics of safety planning. It will emphasize the importance of creating individualized understandings of how to maintain safety when working with refugee and immigrant clients. This webinar is aimed at front-line and management staff of organizations working with refugee and immigrant populations  whose scope of practice includes GBV safety planning with survivors. It will be especially relevant for case management staff, including intensive case management caseworkers and case managers. July 29, 2:00pm Eastern. Register.

MDH IDEPC webinar: Register for Community Solutions during COVID-19: Effective partnership and communication strategies with refugee and immigrant communities

Representatives of refugee and immigrant communities from Colorado, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania will discuss how their community members are receiving information about COVID-19 and how community leaders are exchanging information among community members. In addition to sharing their challenges and successes of their strategies, they will highlight opportunities to strengthen partnerships to improve health education and access health care. August 4, 1:00pm Central. Register.