Within the past couple weeks, COVID-19 has managed to make a sudden and long-lasting impact on lives across the globe. The consequences are huge for America’s immigrant communities.
This crisis is unprecedented, and many parts of the federal, state and local governments are responding. But immigrants and refugees always seem to fall to the bottom of the list. It’s disappointing that, at a time when the world needs smart public health policy and a humanitarian outlook, the Trump administration seems to want to double down on anti-immigrant policies.
1. Immigrants on the frontlines