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A migrant model to follow: Portugal’s response to the coronavirus

April 10, 2022 Opinions

"At a time when many countries, including the United States, are indulging nationalist impulses and even using the crisis to further exclude and marginalize immigrants, Portugal is exemplifying a smart, pragmatic policy that both respects the rights and dignity of all people and helps minimize spread of the virus," write Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt.

Georgetown Law urgs Biden to end Title 42

April 7, 2022 Print & Online News Clips

“The use of Title 42 was a cruel and cynical ploy by the Trump administration to shut down access to refugee protection at the southern border,” Elisa Massimino wrote to The Hoya in an article discussing the Coalition of Jesuit Leaders' letter to the Biden Administration on the topic. “It has been condemned by public health experts as unnecessary and counterproductive. I was proud to see our dean and other leaders of Jesuit institutions call for an end to it.”

The United States needs a comprehensive protection plan for the forcibly displaced in Afghanistan

August 17, 2021 Opinions

"While it is too late to avoid the immediate chaos, there is still time for the Biden administration and its allies to put in place a human rights-centered plan for the forcibly displaced and work to mitigate further disaster in Afghanistan. Failing to do so risks people’s lives and safety as well as the likelihood of another refugee crisis with global implications," write Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt.