8/16/20, PBS NewsHour: How Black immigrant Mainers are fighting COVID-19
8/16/20, New York Times: A Private Security Company Is Detaining Migrant Children at Hotels
8/14/20, U.S. News and World Report: Top DHS Officials Serving Illegally, GAO Finds
8/14/20, New York Times: Taking Hard Line, Greece Turns Back Migrants by Abandoning Them at Sea
8/13/20, New York Times: Protesters Blocked ICE Buses in Oregon. Federal Agents Responded in Force.
8/13/20, New Humanitarian: US asylum shutdown leaves LGBTQ+ people stranded and in danger in Mexico
8/12/20, PBS NewsHour: What migrants face as they journey through the deadly Darien Gap
8/12/20, Immigration Impact: Legal Victory Brings Hope to Asylum Seekers Turned Away at the Border
8/11/20, Frontline: How ICE Data Undercounts COVID-19 Victims
8/11/20, Indianapolis Star: Why immigrants are more at risk for COVID-19, according to a new study
8/11/20, Washington Post: Judge orders ICE to stop transfers into Virginia facility hit hard by coronavirus
8/10/20, ProPublica and Texas Tribune: ICE Is Making Sure Migrant Kids Don’t Have COVID-19 — Then Expelling Them to “Prevent the Spread” of COVID-19
8/10/20, Washington Post: As the pandemic rages, foreign-trained nurses hope to get back to work
8/10/20, New Humanitarian: The legal battle to hold the EU to account for Libya migrant abuses
8/10/20, Guardian: Q&A: what’s the real story behind recent UK refugee arrivals?
8/9/20, New York Times: In California, It Will Take More Than a Parade to Save an Imperiled Census
8/9/20, Washington Post: As U.S. expels migrants, they return, again and again, across Mexico border
8/16/20, Guardian: Inventing a ‘migrant invasion’ is part of a toxic rhetorical ploy
8/13/20, St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board: Editorial: Trump’s defiance of high court’s DACA ruling is a dangerous precedent
8/11/20, Christian Post: Why we need evangelicals to speak out (again) against family separation
Only in America (podcast): How Did We Get Here?: Ainee Athar
Why is this Happening (podcast): Why Is This Happening? The fight for asylum with Bridget Cambria and Tobias Barrington Wolff: podcast and transcript
Planet Money (podcast): An Immigration Backfire?
PBS Frontline and the Marshall Project (video): “Nowhere Else to Go”
Opportunities & Resources
Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice webinar: COVID-19 Impact on Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Challenges and Response
Our expert panelists will share their experiences of working with immigrant and refugee communities during this challenging time. Learn more about best practices and strategies for advocating and mediating on behalf of immigrant and refugee communities. Join our Q&A to ask questions and share your experiences! August 20, 2020, at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern. Register.
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.
MDH IDEPC webinar: Addressing refugee and immigrant health in the face of persistent inequality and COVID-19: Perspectives of clinical experts
Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 1:00pm CDT. Register.
ILRC webinar: DACA: Beyond the U.S. Supreme Court Decision
On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a new memorandum on DACA that dismantles the existing program while the future of the program is under review. This new memorandum limits who is eligible for DACA in spite of the June 18, 2020 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court which reinstated the program in its entirety. This webinar will review these recent changes to the DACA program, provide updates on trends regarding adjudications and processing times, and outline strategies for advocates and practitioners in order to best support DACA recipients and other young, undocumented immigrants. 09/09/2020 11:00am to 12:30pm PDT, Register.
Migration Policy Institute virtual conference: 17th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference
This year’s Immigration Law and Policy Conference will examine the immigration policy agenda under the Trump administration, including changes in the asylum system; the vast societal upheaval brought on by COVID-19 and the rising racial justice movement; what the future of U.S. immigration may look like; and many other topics in advance of a consequential general election that offers starkly different choices with respect to U.S. immigration policy. September 21-22. $20. Register by September 15.