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Refugee Placement and Medical Concerns Amid a Covid-19 Pandemic and an Economic Crisis   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "This report will cover the following points: [1] Refugee arrivals by nationality and destination since the creation of the president's Coronavirus Taskforce; [2] Timeline of announcements by world health authorities and the U.S. government in response to Covid-19; [3] Placement of refugees in American communities: who gets to decide in which states refugees are resettled; [4] State and local say in the resettlement process, especially when state residents are asked to make important sacrifices amid a health and economic crisis; [5] Medical screening of refugees before and after resettlement: inadmissibility to the United States on health-related grounds, overseas medical examination of refugees to determine admissibility, domestic medical examination for newly arriving refugees in the United States, medical examination for adjustment of status; [6] Refugees' specific health needs; [7] Access to healthcare and benefits in the United States; and [8] Relief funds and resources available to refugees following the CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act."

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2020-07
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Center for Immigration Studies. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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