Oregon Worker Relief Fund (OWRF) raises aid for immigrants

Oregon Worker Relief Fund (OWRF) raises aid for immigrants

PORTLAND — Immigrants’ rights advocates, together with Causa Oregon, PCUN, Latino Network, Innovation Law Lab, and APANO, announced on Friday, May 29 that the Oregon Worker Relief Fund (OWRF) distributed $750,000 in a first round of aid, according to a news release....
Dear Homeland, a documentary about US Immigration

Dear Homeland, a documentary about US Immigration

“Dear Homeland,” a documentary about singer/songwriter Diana Gameros’s sojourn through the U.S. immigration system, makes its digital premiere June 3 via KQED. By Andrew Gilbert Even when she was hiding in the shadows, anxious and fearful that her status as an...
The uninsured and undocumented hesitate going to hospitals

The uninsured and undocumented hesitate going to hospitals

What’s worse than fighting for your life against COVID-19 in a hospital? Fighting that battle at home. With the infection curve finally flattening, for now, and what attention is being paid to the sick concentrated on those in hospitals, it’s easy to forget: people...
COVID-19 Traps Migrants in Latin America

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’...
California Aid for Undocumented Workers in High Demand

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...
USCIS plans to furlough employees without funding

USCIS plans to furlough employees without funding

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency responsible for visa and asylum processing, is expected to furlough part of its workforce this summer if Congress doesn’t provide emergency funding to sustain operations during the coronavirus...

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