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As COVID-19 Spreads Across Georgia, Sens. Loeffler & Perdue Continue to Rubber-Stamp Trump’s Wasteful Wall

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 military projects for border wall construction … Continue reading »

Medical and Human Rights Experts Discuss Implications of COVID-19 for Immigrants in Detention

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 warnings from public health experts, the … Continue reading »

“With Thanks from a Grateful Nation” 

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 the key voices: New York Times … Continue reading »

While COVID-19 Spreads Across Texas, Sen. John Cornyn Continues to Rubber Stamp Donald Trump’s Wasteful Wall

“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 of dollars to build his costly … Continue reading »

$18 Billion for Trump’s Border Wall Obsession Should Be Deployed Against Covid-19 Efforts

The national effort against COVID-19 should be our singular focus during these trying times. Yet President Trump’s border wall obsession continues, taking away resources and personnel that are critical to containing this epidemic.  As a must-read op-ed in The Hill from Gail Emrick, executive director of the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center, reminds us:  … Continue reading »

LAT: “You Can’t Pick Strawberries Over Zoom” NYT: Undocumented Become “Essential Workers”

Reminders that Immigrant Farmworkers Are Helping All of Us  Public health experts are clear that all of us in America need to come together and support each other at this time. All of us means all of us. Across many industries and many sectors, often overlooked workers from all walks of life are becoming the … Continue reading »

Resources for Immigrants During the Coronavirus Pandemic

From health care needs to unemployment benefits and more, we understand that many members of our communities are facing a time of great need and confusion. Here’s a list of resources we’ve pulled together that may help: Health care  Measures passed by Congress should pay for coronavirus testing for those who meet the qualifications for … Continue reading »

The Immigrants Saving Our Lives Today are the Immigrants Trump Will Demonize and Blame in the 2020 Election

Trump Keeps Eye on Fall Election; Bashing Immigrants Central to His Plan As the lethal COVID-19 crisis spreads, more Americans are beginning to recognize the essential role immigrant workers play in our response. They are critical to the work of growing and distributing our food, cleaning hot spots, and delivering life-saving healthcare. Meanwhile, Trump, Stephen … Continue reading »

Trump Turns to Usual Xenophobic Policies to Deflect From His Major Failure to Protect Americans From Covid-19

Covering for his multiple failures to protect the American public from Covid-19, President Trump and his supporters have turned to their usual xenophobia and blaming of everyone else. It started early in the Trump administration with closures and defunding of key public health offices and cuts to critical public health needs. When Covid-19 emerged as … Continue reading »

How Immigrants Are Essential To The Country’s Response To COVID-19 Crisis

Immigrants continue to prove that they play a crucial role in supporting our economy, our public health and our society as a whole as our national capacity is stretched to respond to this once in a century crisis. As we have previously highlighted, the United States relies on immigrants now more than ever and additional … Continue reading »