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The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Immigrants and Immigration

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual Event

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted the immigration system and the people attempting to navigate it in significant ways. Immigrants already in the U.S. who think they may have the coronavirus are afraid to go to hospitals for testing or treatment, fearing the threat of INS agents. Noncitizens in immigration detention centers are getting sick and dying because of the cramped and unsanitary conditions. Meanwhile, those seeking to enter the U.S. face heightened barriers: The federal government has temporarily suspended new immigrant visas and imposed travel restrictions on travelers from China and other countries. Most State Department embassies are closed, making it impossible for people to get visas or for employers to bring in needed workers.

Join Cornell Law School professors Stephen Yale-Loehr and Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, along with student attorney Camilah Hamideh, for a discussion on how the immigration system is functioning in the wake of the pandemic, including ways to advocate for those tangled in its red tape.

This event is co-sponsored by eCornell, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge.

PENDING: Attendees may be eligible to receive 1 NY CLE credit in the area of Professional Practice. This program is appropriate for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Law School, Global Cornell, Migrations, Global Learning




Prof. Stephen Yale-Loehr, Prof. Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, and Camilah Hamideh

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Cornell Law School

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