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Pandemic Borders: Pandemic vulnerabilities: Non-status migrants and asylum seekers (webinar recording)

By: Marco Campana
July 30, 2020

This Ryerson CERC in Migration and Integration program webinar investigated the extraordinary challenges that migrant populations are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This panel of international experts discussed the conditions facing non-status migrants and asylum seekers, who are not only under increasing security controls, but also, in reality, extremely vulnerable.  From the dire conditions surrounding detainees to the particular challenges facing non-status migrant women, we look at the populations who are being unreasonably targeted for the “safety of the others”, and the technologies that are being used to do so.

Featuring short talks by:

Discussion were moderated by Dr. Anna Triandafyllidou, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University.

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