Crisis within a Crisis: Immigration in the United States in a Time of COVID-19

Author: 
Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce
Date of Publication: 
March, 2020
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

An unprecedented global pandemic that knows no borders has brought into sharp focus the intersection of U.S. immigration and public health policy, and the unique challenges that immigrants face in the United States today. The Trump administration, which before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had introduced some of the most stringent immigration restrictions in modern times, has raced to put in place a sweeping series of measures in response to the crisis. In the process, it has further advanced its longstanding immigration goals, including summarily ending asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Citation: 

Chishti, M., & Pierce, S. (2020, March 26). Crisis within a Crisis: Immigration in the United States in a Time of COVID-19. Migration Policy Institute. https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/crisis-within-crisis-immigration-time-covid-19

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