research brief

COVID-19, J1 Visa Holders and Other Precarious Migrants

July 08, 2020

In a March 30, 2020, the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies detailed the negative impacts COVID-19 has for undocumented Filipino and other populations. In this report, we examine the situation of Filipinos who may have legal status, but whose status may be threatened or precarious, especially in light of recent news media reports indicating that migrants on temporary employment visas like the H1B, which brings in health care professionals from abroad, fear deportation.