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
The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Immigrants and Immigration
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Thursday, July 30
Cornell Events Calendar entry (includes registration link): https://events.cornell.edu/event/the_impact_of_the_coronavirus_crisis_on_immigrations_and_immigration
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/314152906609017/
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.