This article in the New York Times highlights that undocumented pregnant women are risking their health by postponing prenatal care and giving birth in their homes as a result of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policies.
"When President Trump unleashed his crackdown on immigration, people without legal status scrambled to erase the traces of their existence to avoid being swept up. They stayed home to hide from aggressive new street arrests. And thousands dropped out of welfare programs to steer clear of a policy that posed a less visible threat. Under an expansion of the limits on “public charge,” the administration said it would withhold legalization for undocumented immigrants who had used certain public benefits."
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is hosting a webinar on November 16, 2020, from 12-1:30 pm, North American Central Time. The webinar will be focusing on COVID vulnerabilities and the plight of migrants, from pre- to post-pandemic. The speaker will be Ronald Labonté, Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology - University of Ottawa. This webinar is organized as one of the building-up events towards the 4th Annual Conference on Migration and Health which will be held as a virtual event on March 22-26, 2021.
Register for the webinar here.
The IHSP Policy Talks Seminar Series at McGill University is hosting a seminar on the impact of COVID on immigrant and racialized communities in Montreal. The talk presents the findings of a study on the impacts of the COVID crisis on vulnerable groups within Montreal's immigrant and racialized communities. In April-May 2020, interviews were conducted with 50 key informants from community groups providing services to newcomers and ethnocultural associations in Montreal. Findings suggest that the COVID crisis disproportionately affects racialized groups with certain characteristics, including low SES, precarious migratory status, non-English or French speaking, or employment in the health sector or certain other ‘essential’ sectors.
The seminar will take place on November 3, 2020 12:30-1:30pm EST. The speakers include:
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