For too many children, the fundamental rights to health, safety and well-being often go unprotected or are actively threatened. The unprecedented threat of COVID-19 has left one particular group of children uniquely vulnerable: migrant and asylum-seeking children, especially those at the U.S. border with Mexico.
U.S. children of immigrants and Americans married to immigrants—both of which are groups without Social Security numbers—filed lawsuits to get their deserved stimulus payments, after being disqualified from the package enacted in March.
Given the scope and urgency of the challenges facing women and girls during the pandemic, there are immediate actions individuals and governments can take to protect women and girls in the most vulnerable situations.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced people who sponsor a family member, and some employers, will have to provide detailed, notarized, bank account information if they want to bring someone to the U.S. Fortunately, there is still time to push back against these new sponsorship requirements, and remind Trump that welcoming immigrants and supporting families is a good thing.
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“Although not all women who experience persecution are able to satisfy the stringent requirements of U.S. asylum law, the court was resolute: There is no basis in law to shut the door in their face before they’ve even had a chance to knock.”
Altísimo, a livestream Latin music and pop culture festival, can bring the Latin spirit to your laptop. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Farmworkers’ COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund, which helps over two million U.S. farmers whose work continues to keep food on U.S. tables.
Betsy DeVos announced that undocumented students will not receive any of the $6 billion package for universities to provide relief for students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Singapore has paid a heavy price in the crisis because its thinking on public health and COVID-19 management did not integrate the migrant population from the start.
“Even if you are not directly touched by this latest immigration move, the broader consequences are profoundly disturbing, as this is a clear end run around existing law governing legal immigration.”
182 organizations called on the Trump administration to immediately halt border expulsions for asylum-seekers and protect domestic violence survivors.