Immigration and COVID-19: What’s the Connection? What are we Learning?
COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on characteristics of immigrants and immigration that have been largely unseen prior to the pandemic. Those characteristics include the fact that the foreign-born have been at the cutting edge of the crisis by being overrepresented in both essential worker occupations – especially health care and food production – as well as in those suffering the largest job losses. What the evidence is showing about the connections between the nation’s health crisis and immigration and what they mean looking ahead will be the subject of this program.