Mayors Advocate for the Forgotten

In an op-ed, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone; Bruno Covas, mayor of São Paulo, Brazil; and Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, California, write that migrants and refugees are being blamed and harmed in the pandemic. They write:

The scapegoating of immigrants and refugees during a crisis is an old tactic used by far too many countries and their governments. But attacking foreigners amid an unprecedented global pandemic is not just cruel and wrong; it is short-sighted. This willful blindness to the norms of human rights and the needs of our…