Assessment of COVID-19-Related Immigration Concerns Among Latinx Immigrants in the US [open pdf - 846KB]
From the Key Points: "'Question'[:] What proportions of Latinx immigrants endorse statements about the immigration ramifications of engaging in COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]-related testing, treatment, and contact tracing? 'Findings'[:] In this survey study of 336 adult Latinx immigrants in the US, 89 participants (27%) believed that hospital emergency departments provided the only source for COVID-19-related testing or treatment for uninsured immigrants. A total of 106 participants (32%) agreed that using public COVID-19-related testing and treatment services could jeopardize an individual's immigration prospects; 96 participants (29%) and 114 participants (34%), respectively, would not identify an undocumented household member or coworker during contact tracing. 'Meaning'[:] These results suggest that substantial proportions of Latinx immigrants have immigration concerns about engaging in COVID-19-related testing, treatment, and contact tracing."
JAMA Network Open article e2117049
2021 Galletly CL et al. JAMA Network Open. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/].
JAMA Network: https://jamanetwork.com/
JAMA Network Open (July 2021), v.4 no.7