San Juan.- COVID-19 just “put the cherry on top” in Puerto Rico.  Since September 2017, it’s been nonstop. Two hurricanes, “Irma” and “María,” hit us just days apart. “María” caused death and destruction. To this day, there are people whose homes do not have roofs, entire industries that have not... Continue »
Blaming Immigrants and Foreigners Central to His Re-Election Narrative President Trump is setting up a re-election narrative that will emphasize how his decisive actions against foreigners prevented Covid-19 from being even worse for Americans. He’ll tout that barring entry to travelers from China and his hardline policies at the... Continue »
From agricultural workers to healthcare professionals, immigrant workers are again proving themselves as an indispensable, skilled part of our national effort to combat and contain COVID-19 – despite ongoing anxieties over their immigration status and being largely excluded from economic stimulus and stabilization efforts thus far. But as Wall... Continue »
  San Juan.- COVID-19 vino a colocarle la cereza al pastel en Puerto Rico. Digamos que desde septiembre de 2017 la isla no saca los pies del plato. Nos azotaron dos huracanes, “Irma” y “María”, con apenas días de diferencia. “María” provocó muerte y una devastación en diversos renglones que... Continue »
America’s Voice Trump Sets Up 2020 Reelection Distraction Instead of Singular Focus on COVID-19 Response “Don’t Forget to Thank Immigrants, Too” – More Observers Highlight Immigrants’ Essential Role and Sacrifices El COVID-19 y el latente trauma boricua English Associated Press Trump Uses Coronavirus Crisis to Push His Broader Agenda... Continue »
The number of Georgians infected with coronavirus keeps growing each day and we continue to lack adequate testing, equipment and supplies across the state and across the country to fight the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, GOP Senators like David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler continue to defend Trump’s raiding of... Continue »
A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, medical and human rights experts gathered on a call to discuss the dangers of holding immigrants in detention centers. The threat of the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the increased health risk that immigrants held in congregate settings face. Despite... Continue »
The number of North Carolinians infected with coronavirus keeps growing each day and we continue to lack adequate testing, equipment and supplies across the state and across the country to fight the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, GOP Senators like Sen. Thom Tillis continue to defend Trump’s raiding of military... Continue »
More Recognition of Essential Contributions of Immigrants in Our Time of Crisis More observers and leading voices are recognizing that immigrants’ contributions to Covid-19 response and containment efforts are essential. We’re all in this fight together and all of us should be grateful for immigrants at this moment. Among... Continue »
“Diversion of Funds Has Created this Trump-Cornyn Healthcare Crisis in Texas” The number of Texans infected with coronavirus continues to grow each day and we continue to lack adequate testing, equipment and supplies across the state to fight the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is still spending billions... Continue »