The Pandemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Immigrant Children and Families: What Philanthropists and Advocates Can Do - Shared screen with speaker view
This call will be recorded. A link to the call, copy of the PowerPoint, and any resources referenced on the call will be emailed to attendees on Monday.
Talking points on children and COVID-19Protecting Immigrant Families Quick Reference Guide on Immigrant Eligibility
May Esperanza Losloso
Here's the link for Minnesota's local fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mn-immigrant-families-covid19-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR0aOwgFPA_WuHqABWoyFLrIWFjhCwmgCDn0qON3FiEevmX41lsiU9Cf6rg
Other states in addition to Utah that have indicated they may not pursue Pandemic-EBT: Idaho and South Carolina
Thank you, Wendy. That's very helpful information.
Yesterday New Mexico Voices for Children released this policy brief along with 4 statewide grassroots immigrant rights/direct service organizations. The report analyzes Federal COVID relief policy, the vulnerability and exclusion of immigrant families from relief, and recommendations for state and federal action across a variety of policy areas. https://www.nmvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Immigrant-covid-report-web.pdf
Rosita Ramirez from NALEO shared the following…Want to highlight another resource for Alliance NEF put together a webinar last week as well on how to support immigrant communities during COVID19. The recording is here for your reference: https://naleo.zoom.us/rec/play/v5AvIeCh-G03HobBsgSDVKB4W466KqOsgSZM8qUKzxyxBnlXZ1aiY-AQMOLye3oM18kmtQPOSP80IW-p?startTime=1587661232000
Regarding status of detained immigrants: ICE has been releasing some immigrants who are considered “high risk” of infection, but their response has fallen short of what advocates are calling for, and release of detainees often requires a lot of effort by local advocates to get them out. And family detention centers and ORR facilities are still holding children and families who have relatives here in the US able to take them in.
For the short film series I shared - “Rational Middle of Immigration” visit: www.rationalmiddle.com
Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act (Sen Hirono and Harris and Reps. Chu. Grjalva, Correa)