8/10/20, Washington Post: As the pandemic rages, foreign-trained nurses hope to get back to work

8/10/20, CBS News: Asylum officers say proposal weaponizes public health to advance hard-line Trump agenda

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?

8/10/20, NPR: Immigrant Meatpackers Say They’re Being Blamed For Spread Of COVID-19

8/10/20, Nation: How Stephen Miller Turned the Department of Homeland Security Into a Political Weapon

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

8/12/20, USA Today: Many immigrants live in fear, lack basic rights: We have the power to change the system.

8/11/20, Christian Post: Why we need evangelicals to speak out (again) against family separation

Policy Resources

CMSNY report: Immigrant Detention and COVID-19: How a Pandemic Exploited and Spread through the US Immigrant Detention System


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.

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.

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.