9/2/20, ABC 7: ICE transfers without a warrant are permanently banned following vote by LA County supervisors

9/2/20, Guardian: ‘I needed to stand up’: young refugees learn to take on MPs and the UK media

9/1/20, BuzzFeed News: Trump Wants To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA

9/1/20, NPR: ‘Poppycock!’: Federal Judge Bars CBP Employees From Screening Asylum-Seekers

9/1/20, CBS News: ICE arrests 2,000 immigrants in largest sweep of the pandemic

9/1/20, NBC News: Watchdog confirms botched family reunifications kept migrant children waiting in vans overnight

9/1/20, Reuters: U.S. appeals court overturns bar on immigration arrests at Massachusetts courts

8/31/20, New Humanitarian: Italy’s Lampedusa: Back on the migration front line

8/31/20, Vice: TikTok Teens Are Exposing Brutal Conditions For Migrant Farmworkers

8/31/20, AP: Migrants Detained in Louisiana Plead for Help After Storm

8/31/20, Washington Post: Citizenship applicants caught in backlog distraught over inability to vote this year: ‘I feel like my voice is not going to count’

8/30/20, Politico: I Was a U.S. Diplomat. Customs and Border Protection Only Cared That I Was Black.

8/30/20, Spectrum News 1 (NC): Downtown Unity Walk For Immigration Reform Attracts Hundreds

8/28/20, Reuters: Legal hurdles, pandemic would bedevil Biden efforts to undo Trump immigration overhaul

8/28/20, AP: 233 More Virus Cases Reported at ICE Facility in Arizona


9/7/20, Gotham Gazette: On Labor Day, New Reason Not to Fall for Trump’s Immigrant Threat Narrative

9/6/20, Guardian: For the refugees Australia imprisons, music is liberation, life and defiance

9/3/20, Refinery29: No Matter What Happens To DACA, Our Joy Is Ours

9/2/20, New York Times: This Is the Only Country My Mother Calls Her Own

8/28/20, New York Times: Stephen Miller’s Dystopian America

8/28/20, Christian Post: US committed to religious freedom but forsakes refugees?

Policy Resources

MPI: Immigration Enforcement and the Mental Health of Latino High School Students

Journal of International Migration and Integration: Does Community Size Matter in the Settlement Process? The Experience of Syrian Refugees in Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada

Refugees International: Exacerbating the Other Epidemic: How COVID-19 is Increasing Violence Against Displaced Women and Girls

Refugees International: A Primer on the Trump Administrations Most Ambitious Effort to End Asylum

Journal of Development Studies: The Rhetoric and Reality of Localisation: Refugee-Led Organisations in Humanitarian Governance

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies: Rethinking transit zones: migrant trajectories and transnational networks in Techno-Borderscapes


Worn Words listening project (24 minute video): Borderstory—interrupted

Only in America (podcast): Racial Justice and Immigration: Alan Cross

This week, Ali talks to Alan Cross, lead pastor at the Petaluma Valley Baptist Church in northern California and author of “When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus.” Raised in Mississippi, Alan has preached in churches across the South.

Educational Resources & Opportunities

ILRC webinar: DACA: Beyond the U.S Supreme Court Decision

09/09/2020 11:00am to 12:30pm PDT. This webinar will review 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.

MPI webinar: The U.S. Immigration Policymaker-in-Chief: The Long History of Executive Authority over Immigration

September 10 at 1:00 P.M. ET. Join us for this discussion examining the Trump administration’s substantial use of executive power to change the country’s course on immigration, and how the president’s role in immigration policy is a inevitability that should be carefully considered and reimagined in any blueprint for immigration reform or strategy for activism on immigration.

Switchboard webinar: Cultural Competence in Refugee Service Settings: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Sep 10, 2020 02:00 PM ET. This webinar will share the findings of an original literature review on the topic of cultural competence in refugee service settings, highlighting key concepts and approaches described by refugee service providers and organizations. A Q&A session will provide an opportunity to hear the perspectives of practitioners working with refugee and immigrant communities.

Immigration Advocates Network webinar: The New Asylum EAD Rules: Practice Tips & Litigation Update

Sep 17, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT. The webinar will cover the new asylum work permit rules and pending litigation. This training will help you understand how the rules impact a range of clients and scenarios, and offer practice tips. The panelists are Mariko Hirose, Litigation Director, International Refugee Assistance Project; Sayoni Maitra, Staff Attorney, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies; and The Advocates for Human Rights.

CMSNY virtual symposium: Migration Research, Scholarship, and Policy at a Time of Multiple Crises

November 10, 2020 9:00 am. The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) will hold its 2020 Academic and Policy Symposium, which will be titled “Migration Research, Scholarship, and Policy at a Time of Multiple Crises,” on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. To expand participation and out of an abundance of caution, this year’s symposium will take place virtually. This symposium will examine migration scholarship and policy at a time of multiple crises for migrants, refugees and their communities.