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This article was originally published in Politico on March 21, 2020. You can access the original article here: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/21/doj-coronavirus-emergency-powers-140023.

Politico quotes Layli Miller-Muro, Tahirih CEO, on the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to protect especially vulnerable groups, including immigrant survivors of violence.

Politico quotes Layli Miller-Muro,

I think it’s a humanitarian tragedy that fails to recognize that vulnerable people from those countries are among the most persecuted and that protecting them is exactly what the refugee convention was designed to do.

I hope we come out of this with a sense of oneness, interconnectedness…Borders can’t protect us. Viruses do not care.

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