Protecting Immigrants During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Immigrants are among the most vulnerable during this pandemic. Tens of thousands of asylum seekers and children are being held in detention facilities and unlicensed shelters that already lack medical care, shelter, food, clean water, and basic sanitation, and are already breeding grounds for disease. At the same time, many undocumented immigrants fear arrest and deportation if they seek medical attention. What is the current situation for immigrants being held near the border and living around the country? What can we do to advocate for their rights and wellbeing?
Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Kerri Talbot, Director of Federal Advocacy, The Immigration Hub
Arlene Fickler, Chair, JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia