Immigration and national security: reforms since 9/11

The wide-ranging reforms that followed the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States significantly strengthened the national security capabilities of immigration agencies. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created to bridge gaps between the...

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Immigrant workforce reeling in health crisis

Even before the coronavirus pandemic began, the millions of mostly women of color, mostly immigrant and often undocumented domestic workers in the U.S. had little job security. But now the current health crisis has this workforce reeling. By Marisa Peñaloza The U.S....

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Immigration can save lives during US COVID-19 pandemic

In New York and elsewhere across America, physicians and nurses are overwhelmed with patients suffering from COVID-19. “Nurses Die, Doctors Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines,” read a recent headline in the New York Times. Relaxed immigration policies could...

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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. The National Law Review: Business Immigration FAQ...

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Coronavirus relief bill leaves out many immigrants

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill last week that promises to mitigate the impact of the crisis on workers — but it leaves out many immigrants. By Nicole Narea The bill, known as the CARES Act, delivers direct payments to most...

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Immigrant doctors are sidelined in the fight against COVID-19

Zahraa Al-Turaihi and Hussein Al-Sudani served as doctors in emergency rooms in Iraq during the war against ISIS. Now they're immigrants who are living in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, and ready to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, but they can't -- at least not until...

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The US at risk of shortage in health care workers

As the country faces a surge in those infected with the covid-19 virus, health care workers are increasingly at risk of getting sick and even dying. There are news reports that soon the country could run out of health care workers who are essential in fighting the...

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Immigrant health care workers on the front lines

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, the U.S. health care system will likely be pushed to its limits. During this time, it is important to remember the role that immigrant health care workers play alongside their native-born colleagues on the front lines of this...

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Julie Robinson’s Story

Meet Julie Robinson, a community leader and outreach manager at Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) at the Kansas City Public Library. The organization connects immigrants and refugees in the area with educational opportunities, mentorship and...

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New American Economy (NAE) and COVID-19 Resources

As government officials, journalists, advocates, business leaders, essential workers, and concerned community members, we know that you are fighting to respond effectively and safely to the COVID-19 public health crisis. New American Economy (NAE) is working to...

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Immigration in the time of COVID-19

An unprecedented global pandemic that knows no borders has brought into sharp focus the intersection of U.S. immigration and public health policy, and the unique challenges that immigrants face in the United States today.  By Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce The...

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Your Guide to DACA Renewal by ILRC

This guide is for individuals whose DACA expired after September 5, 2016 and are looking to file a “renewal” application in the coming months.  By ILRC (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) The guide includes annotated forms I-821D, I-765 and I-765ws which form a renewal...

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COVID-19 Resource Guide for CA Immigrants

California Immigrant Guide: COVID-19, for Immigrant Communities: Public health is focused on ensuring all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, are protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment. Individuals should follow the...

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Calls for US to release detained immigrants during COVID-19

U.S. authorities face growing calls to shutter all of the nation's immigration courts, and to release detained immigrants who do not pose a threat to public safety after an ICE detention center worker tested positive for the coronavirus. By Joel Rose Immigration and...

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GCIR posts relevant and useful resources during COVID-19

GCIR is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, with a focus on how it is impacting immigrants and how philanthropy is addressing that impact. As the situation evolves, we will continue to update this page with relevant and useful resources, including funding...

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US Immigration Courts close nationwide due to COVID-19

U.S. immigration courts are either closed or drastically curtailing operations, in the latest of a series of moves by the Trump administration affecting immigrants to the United States during the COVID-19 crisis. By Aline Barros After repeated requests from the...

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Uninsured Immigrants and Health Coverage: A Factsheet

In 2018, there were 22 million noncitizens in the United States, accounting for about 7% of the total U.S. population. Noncitizens include lawfully present and undocumented immigrants. Many individuals live in mixed immigration status families that may include...

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Sandra Avalos: Story Highlighted by Generation Progress

This is a series created and published by Generation Progress to highlight the young and diverse individuals who are dedicated to fighting for the rights and safety of immigrant communities throughout the U.S. and to share their perspectives on ways in which young...

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Asylum Seekers face Immigration Courts through video

ATLANTA — Seven children stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a Texas immigration facility. Their image was beamed 1,000 miles away to Atlanta, where a judge sat in a largely empty courtroom and contended with glitchy audio. At multiple points, a woman’s voice broke through...

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