Immigrant Families During the Pandemic: 'On the Frontlines but Left Behind'   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "After nearly a year of enduring the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, with over 26 million confirmed cases and 463 thousand deaths, the United States has been completely devastated and faces a long road to recovery. Despite the package passed by Congress in December 2020, which provided direct aid to individuals and families nearly eight months after the initial COVID relief bill, people continue to experience historic levels of food insecurity, unemployment, and evictions. It has also left our health care, education, and workforce systems weakened and unable to sufficiently meet the needs of individuals and families. While all families have endured hardships caused by COVID-19, immigrant families have been particularly hard hit. Millions continue to be left out of critical assistance. Immigrants have been essential in our nation's ability to address this pandemic, and they are essential to its recovery. This brief details the many ways in which immigrant families have been left behind during the pandemic and provides recommendations on how the federal government can be proactive in meeting the needs of immigrants and their families."

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