The border between the United States and Mexico is effectively shut down because of the coronavirus– even children are blocked from seeking asylum. Instead, they live in overpacked tent cities on the border between the United States and Mexico, with improper healthcare and sanitary recourses. While there have not been any reported cases of the coronavirus in these communities, they are ticking time bombs.
- U.S. and Mexico Are Blocking Kids From Asking for Asylum Because of the Coronavirus (Emily Green, April 16, 2020)
- Refugees in the Time of Covid-19 (Arun Gupta and Michelle Fawcett, April 21, 2020)
- The Impending Mass Grave Across the Border From Texas (Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, April 12, 2020)
- COVID-19 Public Health Orders Should Not Target Asylum Seekers (Orit Abrahim and Paul Spiegel, March 22, 2020)