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COVID-19 Traps Migrants in Latin America

The impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America have been felt far and wide. Physical distancing and lockdown measures aimed at stopping the spread of the virus have brought economies to the brink of collapse and negatively impacted people’s livelihoods, testing governments’...

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California Aid for Undocumented Workers in High Demand

California's first-of-its-kind effort to get cash aid into the hands of undocumented workers affected by the coronavirus got off to a bumpy start over the past week. By Eric Westervelt & Marisa Penaloza Across the state, tens of thousands of immigrants calling to...

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Honoring Leslie Sabo Jr, the hero that died saving Americans

Immigrant Leslie Sabo Jr. died while saving the lives of his fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War. Many men in his platoon witnessed the sacrifice but decades passed before the U.S. Army and the government who sent Sabo into harm’s way recognized his courage. By...

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Leaders face challenges in immigrant-serving NPOs

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sharing the stories and experiences of the Welcoming Network in responding to the crisis in their communities as well as the challenges facing immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations. This week, we hear from Ricardo...

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Immigrant doctors are helping fill the urgent medical needs

The battle against the coronavirus has been strained by shortages of ventilators, gloves and N95 masks, but hospitals are also scrambling to keep enough medical staff in place to deal with the surges of patients. Experts say immigrants are helping to fill this need...

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Temporary suspensions leave unanswered questions

U.S Citizenship & Immigration Services has temporarily suspended in-person interviews and court hearings, all to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Immigration Attorney Cristina Hughes said this leaves people with many unanswered questions about their status....

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A bolstered workforce: Career pathways for immigrants

The New American Workforce advances our country and economy by bolstering the skills and career pathway potential of immigrant workers, meeting important business operational needs. By the Immigration Forum America’s economic growth and prosperity is inextricably...

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This Week’s Resources on COVID-19

Discover a list of resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic for address Immigrant communities' needs and the needs of those while adjusting immigration status. This list will be updated regularly. Independent Contractor Brainstorming Worksheet, This worksheet helps...

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Employers with H-1B Visa Workers: COVID-19

Employers are facing issues related to their workforce to a degree never experienced before due to COVID-19, and it is critical for employers to protect themselves as they make decisions surrounding continuing business operations. By Holland & Knight, LLP, Erika...

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Financial help for CA immigrants begins soon

California’s undocumented immigrants can begin applying Monday for disaster relief payments of up to $1,000 per household under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus emergency assistance plan. By Jacqueline Garcia In April, Newsom announced a one-time, $75-million fund for...

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Immigration detention centers during COVID-19 Outbreak

More than 4,000 doctors are urging U.S. Immigration and Customs officials to release individuals and families from immigration detention due to the COVID-19 outbreak. By Stephen Stock, Robert Campos, Michael Horn, Mark Villarreal and Sean Myers Doctors fear a wave of...

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While treating COVID-19 patients, her green card was denied

A New York doctor who's been treating coronavirus patients says she's still reeling days after getting a devastating letter: Her green card application was denied. By Catherine E. Shoichet "I'm putting my life on the line every day to do this, and it's just blowing my...

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COVID-19 and its impact on the most vulnerable

The transformation of the lives of most Americans into the “new normal” necessitated by the response to COVID-19 is truly unparalleled. But for the most vulnerable members of our society — the impoverished and marginalized — the crisis has only served to further...

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Foreign-born essential workers: A Report

This paper provides comprehensive estimates on immigrant (foreign-born) workers in the United States, employed in “essential critical infrastructure” categories, as defined by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (DHS 2020). It finds that immigrants in the...

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20 million immigrants are part of the essential workforce

A new national study found nearly 20 million immigrants are part of the essential workforce that’s keeping the U.S. going, especially in states with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. By Maria Guerrero The Center for Migration Studies released a new report that...

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Certain children excluded from COVID relief package

U.S. citizen children of undocumented parents who are excluded from the $2 trillion federal coronavirus relief package filed a federal class-action lawsuit Tuesday. By Marisa Peñaloza The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Maryland by the Institute for...

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Field Guide on vulnerable populations during COVID-19

Despite worldwide efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus continues to spread. Particularly vulnerable populations that are often overlooked include immigrants living in the US. Immigrant populations overlap with all special populations, including...

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Alfonso Pérez Acosta takes portraits of COVID-19 patients

Richmond area artist and Colombia native, Alfonso Pérez Acosta, has done portraits of people who've recovered from COVID-19. By Sabrina Moreno  Alfonso Pérez Acosta waits until the house is quiet to pick up the stylus. He peeks toward the rooms where his daughters,...

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A UN Statement on Migration and COVID-19 Pandemic

Around the world today, we are witnessing the severe impacts of the use of migration-related detention on migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic – indefinite detention in overcrowded facilities for some, prolonged situations of irregularity...

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