The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Immigrants and Immigration Thurs. July 30 3-4pm hosted by Cornell Law and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Amala Lane

The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Immigrants and Immigration

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Thursday, July 30


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The COVID-19 crisis has impacted the immigration system and the people attempting to navigate it in significant ways. Immigrants already in the U.S. who think they may have the coronavirus are afraid to go to hospitals for testing or treatment, fearing the threat of INS agents. Noncitizens in immigration detention centers are getting sick and dying because of the cramped and unsanitary conditions. Meanwhile, those seeking to enter the U.S. face heightened barriers: The federal government has temporarily suspended new immigrant visas and imposed travel restrictions on travelers from China and other countries. Most State Department embassies are closed, making it impossible for people to get visas or for employers to bring in needed workers.

Join Cornell Law School professors Stephen Yale-Loehr and Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, along with student attorney Camilah Hamideh, for a discussion on how the immigration system is functioning in the wake of the pandemic, including ways to advocate for those tangled in its red tape.

This Cornell Law School event is co-sponsored by eCornell, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge.