LOS ANGELES, California — The Covid-19 pandemic, also known as the Coronavirus, continues to wreak havoc worldwide. Of the 2,158,250 confirmed cases worldwide, the US still leads with 662,045 confirmed cases, 28,998 deaths, and 54,703 recoveries as of April 16, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center’s data tracking.Details
The first COVID-19 testing site in District 9 is up and running at Kedren Health on Avalon Boulevard. One thing is for certain, testing is detrimental to us flattening the curve of the coronavirus and the need for more testing centers is paramount.Details
For the very first time in American history, black immigrants have been given the opportunity to specify their country of origin on the census forms. This has been a very contentious matter in the past with black immigrants. Unlike other immigrant demographics like the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese,Pilipino, Latinos etc…who have been privileged with the opportunity to have this distinction, black immigrants have not had the opportunity to identify by their country of origin.Details
Piers Morgan has insisted that we need to break the stigma when it comes to immigration in the UK when the coronavirus pandemic is over. The Good Morning Britain presenter’s comments were prompted after he and co-host Susanna Reid interviewed a man who’d fled Syria and is now helping to clean a hospital in a bid to tackle Covid-19. ‘I really think this is a reset button for the country and the world – but for this country in particular, about what we should be valuing most,’ Piers began.Details
Magazine, The Immigrant Experience Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, participation in the 2020 Census count is more imperative than ever. With billions of dollars on the line to support communities over the next 10 years, getting an accurate count can make a world of difference. Immigrant families with members of mixed status could rest easy knowing…Details
The U.S. agricultural industry depends on seasonal guest workers to produce the food Americans eat. Since 1986, the H-2A visa program has allowed employers to fill labor shortages with temporary and seasonal workers from other countries.
The Trump administration recently classified agricultural employees as “essential critical infrastructure workers” during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At the same time, the pandemic is complicating the guest worker application process.
President Trump owes an urgent apology to a surprisingly large group of health workers who are risking their lives to fight the COVID-19 pandemic: immigrants. And yes, that includes the undocumented Latino immigrants he has been vilifying – and trying to deport – for the past three and half years.
Immigrants make up a sizable portion of U.S. healthcare workers. If you add other support workers in medical facilities, such as cleaners, cooks and food deliverers, the number of foreign-born healthcare workers — both legal and undocumented — is even more staggering.
The District Office of Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. has put together a COVID-19 resource guide to help neighbors navigate through some of The New 9th’s community’s immediate questions and concerns. Also included is new information to help immigrant communitiesDetails
LOS ANGELES, California – “The Coronavirus will hit ethnic and immigrant communities in California the hardest,” says Dr. Rishi Manchanda, founder and president of Health Begins, during a telebriefing organized by Ethnic Media Services and sponsored by the Blue Shield of California Foundation.Details
On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 unless the public closures are extended further. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not require face-to-face contact with the publicDetails