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COVID-19 and Immigrant Justice

COVID-19 and Immigrant Justice

About the Research

The COVID-19 pandemic and the unique set of circumstances that come with it creates new challenges and exacerbates existing ones for those seeking justice within the immigration system. The goal of this research is to analyze the barriers to justice emerging from the pandemic and provide recommendations that Congress and the Administration can adopt to address these concerns.

Reports

To sufficiently address the impacts of the pandemic, the research is divided into two reports. The first report focuses on the impact of the pandemic on non-detained immigrants currently in the immigration court system. The second report focuses on the effect of the pandemic on immigration detention.

A System Under Stress:

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Non-Detained Cases in Immigration Courts

Full Report
Overview

Institutional Injustice:

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Immigration Detention

Full Report
Overview

What you can do to help

Call your local representative or contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to show your support for immigrants seeking safety and justice. For more information on how to advocate, including call scripts and email outlines, check out our toolkits:

Keep Survivors Safe
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