Excluding immigrant families from COVID-19 emergency supports risks not only their well-being but that of the entire community.
Many of the youngest adults will need more support to recover from this recession and start adulthood on solid footing.
COVID-19 has heightened the consequences of recent policies that have deterred immigrants from receiving federal safety net assistance.
"Risking the well-being of any child is risking the prospects for our collective future."
The COVID-19 pandemic has already taken a significant toll on families’ abilities to meet basic needs.
Many People with Employer-Sponsored Insurance Would Face High Out-of-Pocket Costs for COVID-19 Treatment
These costs could create significant financial hardships—particularly among employees without paid sick leave who would already be losing wages while missing work to receive treatment.
Even Before the Coronavirus Outbreak, Hourly and Self-Employed Workers Were Struggling to Meet Basic Needs
Despite the nation being at the tail end of its longest economic expansion on record, many hourly and self-employed workers were already struggling to make ends meet before the outbreak.
The COVID-19 Relief Bill Improves Access to Unemployment Insurance, but Further Steps Could Fill Remaining Gaps
The COVID-19 recession unemployment crisis will be one of the worst on record, and it will come faster than other economic downturns.
Taking advantage of the flexibility permitted by program statutes will help people obtain, retain, and make optimal use of critical health coverage.