8/9/2020, Guardian: More than 4,000 have crossed Channel to UK in small boats this year

8/8/20, CNN: A Seattle artist draws portraits of refugees to illustrate the struggles of immigrating to America

8/7/20, NBC News: 17th immigrant dies in ICE custody, twice as many as last fiscal year

8/7/20, New York Times: This Is Inequity at the Boiling Point

8/6/20, Immigration Impact: Why a Shorter Census Timeline Hurts Immigrant Communities

8/6/20, Guernica: We Were All We Had

8/5/20, BuzzFeed News: There’s Been A Major Increase In The Use Of Force Against Immigrants At ICE Detention Centers During The Pandemic

8/5/20, Washington Post: Court hears challenge to Trump’s bid to exclude undocumented immigrants from representation

8/5/20, AP: Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

8/5/20, New Humanitarian: What happens to migrants forcibly returned to Libya?

8/5/20, CBS News: “I was counting on DACA”: Some immigrants in “Dreamer” generation left unprotected from deportation after Trump move

8/5/20, NPR: The Trump Administration Aims To Cut Off Asylum At The Southwest Border Permanently

8/4/20, Texas Tribune and ProPublica: Federal agents are expelling asylum seekers as young as 8 months from the border, citing COVID-19 risks

8/4/20, Chicago Sun-Times: Immigration groups counter ICE ‘Citizens Academy’ with plans for a know-your-rights workshop

8/4/20, Newsweek: Immigration Officers Union Backs Court Challenge to Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

8/4/20, New York Times: Appeals Court Blocks Immigrant Wealth Test in the Northeast

8/4/20, Immigration Impact: COVID-19 Wreaks Havoc on Immigration Courts With No Clear Plan to Stop Spread

8/3/20, Guardian: ‘We want to build a life’: Europe’s paperless young people speak out

8/3/20, Houston Chronicle: ‘A part of us died’: Along the Texas-Mexico border, a coronavirus crisis

8/3/20, Immigration Impact: Border Patrol Raids Camp in Retaliation Against Humanitarian Aid Workers

7/31/20, BuzzFeed News: The Trump Administration Will Start Charging Immigrants Fees For Applying For Asylum


8/7/20, New York Times: Trump and His Allies Think They Know Who Counts

8/7/20, Guardian: From Manus Island to Melbourne: we do not even know what we are being punished for

8/6/20, New York Times: The Real Reason the American Economy Boomed After World War II

8/6/20, CNN: Amid Covid-19 pandemic, immigrant children and parents must be released from detention — together

8/3/20, Globe and Mail: Canada must stop returning asylum seekers to the United States. Even one more is too many

8/3/20, AZ Mirror: We can’t fight COVID-19, rebuild the economy if we leave immigrant communities behind

8/2/20, Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: How James Baldwin spoke to immigrants like me

8/2/20, Medium: Three Reasons Why I am Not Watching the “Stateless” Series, and Why You Ought To

Policy Resources

Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations: Immigration Update August 2020

Rethinking Refuge: Refugee Eligibility: Challenging Stereotypes and Reviving the ‘Benefit of the Doubt’

MPI: Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency

Refugees International: Harmful Returns: The Compounded Vulnerabilities of Returned Guatemalans in the Time of COVID-19

CDC: Resources for Refugee Resettlement Service Providers

CDC: Considerations for Community-Based Organizations

Hope Border Institute: Situation Report: Pandemic at the Border

Opportunities & Resources

NIHCM webinar: Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans. Long-standing social and economic inequities have contributed to multiple social determinants of health that increase the risk of getting or dying from COVID-19. In the United States, Black Americans are dying at 2.5 times the rate of white Americans, while facing barriers to testing, treatment, and options for prevention and self-protection. This webinar will discuss how systemic racism harms health, and how solutions-based approaches at the state and community level are making a difference. August 11, 1:00pm Eastern. Register.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps webinar: Responding to Crisis in the Latino Population with an Equity Lens

During this webinar, we will be joined by UnidosUS and Esperanza Health Center, a local UnidosUS affiliate serving the Chicago area, to discuss how COVID-19 is placing an even brighter spotlight on many existing disparities experienced by Latino communities. Together we will explore:
•    How this pandemic intersects with other key issues including economic and civic engagement, language and culture barriers, and the crisis concerning immigration status in Latino communities
•    Approaches for informing Latino communities about coronavirus testing and prevention
•    What community groups can do to support Latino families during this crisis
•    UnidosUS’ policy priorities for addressing the larger systemic issues brought to the forefront because of COVID-19

August 13, 2020 3pm EDT. Register.
National Council for Behavioral Health webinar: Crisis Leadership and Resiliency: A Trauma-Informed Approach to COVID-19 Response
This one-hour workshop identifies public health leadership strategies to minimize the impact of anxiety on staff, as well as techniques to promote resiliency and self-care in a trauma-informed way. August 20, 1:00pm Eastern. Register.

HHS Office of Minority Health symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a virtual symposium on Thursday, September 17, 2020 to highlight state, tribal, territorial and community-based efforts to address COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority populations. The Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities virtual symposium will feature national, state, tribal and local experts leading these efforts and is developed for public health leaders at all levels and community organizations confronting the pandemic. Learn more.

National Council for Behavioral Health webinar: Systemic Racism, Health Disparities, and COVID-19: Leading through Complex Trauma with Resilience and Hope

How do seemingly unrelated but overwhelming global events connect to create complex trauma? How do we reckon with systemic racism, health disparities, COVID-19, and the unprecedented social and economic stress impacting individuals, families, and communities across cultures, generations, genders, and racial groups? Join us to learn about the tools for supporting individuals as they develop healing and resiliency around complex trauma. Oct 8, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern. Register.