Immigration-Impact

  • What You Need to Know About Public Charge and the Coronavirus
    April 6, 2020

    Immigrants living in the United States are eligible for unemployment benefits. But as the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus spread across the country, many are reportedly afraid to file for unemployment and other government benefits. Much of this fear stems from the Trump […]

  • What Social Justice Movements Can Learn from the Medical Response to the Coronavirus
    April 3, 2020

    Across the country, communities are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by working to protect our poor, elderly, and compromised. Critical to the response are the efforts of the medical and scientific community. Thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from diverse […]

  • Two Years After Zero Tolerance, More Revelations About the Failures of Family Separation
    April 2, 2020

    Nearly two years after the “zero tolerance” policy was announced, evidence condemning the practice and implementation of family separation continues to mount. A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) further criticizes the way officials handled the […]

  • It’s Time to Close the Immigration Courts
    April 1, 2020

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads and entire states go into quarantine, immigrants and their attorneys are still being forced to gather in cramped immigration courtrooms inside detention centers around the country. These hearings pose an obvious public health risk and run contrary to the […]

  • ICE Must Release People From Detention to Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus
    March 31, 2020

    Social distancing has been mandated in many places throughout the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to detain approximately 38,000 people in close quarters. This conflicts with medical […]

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