Anti-Immigrant Policies Intensify Covid-19 Impact On Vulnerable Communities

By Kiley Russell

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With the impacts of COVID-19 falling disproportionately on people of color, the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies and Congressional inaction are compounding the damage by discouraging newcomers from seeking vital health care services, financial assistance and food programs, according to a panel of experts convened by Ethnic Media Services Friday.

"It's been clear that the pandemic's health and economic impacts have fallen hardest on communities of color, including immigrant families," said Madison Allen, a senior policy lawyer at Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C.

 

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