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Stronger Together: 'Building an Inclusive System of Supports for Immigrant Families During the Pandemic, and Always'   [open pdf - 363KB]

From the Document: "To date, the response to the pandemic, at the federal level, has excluded many immigrant families, and many others have been fearful of accessing health care and other services for which they are eligible because the Trump administration has systematically threatened immigrant families with racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Some states and localities have stepped in to support immigrant families during the pandemic, often in partnership with philanthropy and immigrant-serving community-based organizations. But as states and localities face plummeting revenue and rapidly rising expenditures to cover increased public health services, unemployment benefits, and more, there is a limit to how much they can do to support immigrant families. Local immigrant-serving organizations are also, like many non-profits, struggling to stay afloat during the crisis, and have limited resources on which to draw to support families. The current situation demands federal action that includes immigrant families--protecting and promoting the well-being of all families now, and into the future."

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2020-07
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Center for the Study of Social Policy: https://cssp.org/
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