Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Coronavirus exacerbates plight of asylum seekers in Louisiana

June 22nd, 2020

Associate Professor, Jana Lipman provides insight on the impact of coronavirus on asylum seekers in Louisiana. Read the article published by The Advocate on June 18th, 2020.

“As most Louisianans sheltered in place, immigration court for those in detention has not paused. The result is that fewer individuals have been able to speak to their lawyers, and deportations have continued. The U.S. government carried out more than 232 deportation flights to Latin America this spring, when coronavirus cases were soaring in the U.S. Negligently, the U.S. has even deported people infected with COVID-19 back to Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, and Haiti, effectively bringing the disease to other countries.”

Read more online.