In the race to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world are aiming at migration policies to keep the virus from crossing international borders, when the disease was clustered in just a handful of countries. Border closures, travel restrictions, and prohibitions on arrivals from certain areas were among the leading policy responses in the early days to keep this from becoming a full-blown global pandemic.
However, can they work in today’s globalized world? Are politicians in some countries using the pandemic to advance migration policy agendas they could not by other means?
Join us for a webinar on Mar. 30 at 9:30 a.m. with Sarah Pierce and Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan from the Migration Policy Institute will examine the policies and developments that have thrust migration deep into the conversation and policy response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe and North America, in particular.
This webinar is part of the ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, and it will be moderated by ICFJ Director of Community Engagement Stella Roque.