The Emma Lazarus Campaign Executive Summary
This summary describes the Emma Lazarus Campaign, an unprecedented collaboration between the Open Society Foundations and partners across the United States to provide direct relief to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants and vulnerable workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further, the summary reviews several essential insights, drawn from experience, that will help policymakers, civil society groups, and the philanthropic sector advance similar policy responses at the municipal, state, and federal levels.
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A Nation of Immigrants
What the U.S. Still Owes Undocumented Workers
In the United States today, “essential” workers are more likely to be immigrants, and many of them are undocumented. Given all that these people have risked to keep society afloat, they deserve far more support.
A Holistic Answer
Demanding a Just COVID-19 Response
As our grantees, partners, and allies work tirelessly to reduce the damage brought on by the pandemic, we at Open Society are committed to long-term reforms that will address the structural injustices worsened by the virus.
Power for Refugees
Q&A: Empowered Refugees Lead the Way
The best way to support and empower refugees in a time of crisis is to recognize that they know best how to address the needs of their communities.