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Federal and state policymakers can work to ensure worries based on immigration status do not deter immigrant families from seeking help for which they qualify.
Children of immigrants and their parents also encounter additional structural barriers to safety net programs and policies.
Many immigrant families are forced to navigate an unfamiliar education system that lacks sufficient resources and supports.
With children of immigrants being such a large share of the next generation, understanding their specific needs and challenges will be critical.
Man waves flag during rally for immigrant workers and families
Excluding immigrant families from COVID-19 emergency supports risks not only their well-being but that of the entire community.
Interpreter speaks with patients from a health care call center
Effective outreach with immigrant residents depends on translation of materials into multiple languages, accessible and trustworthy messengers, and creative ways to transmit information.
Woman enters a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to immigrants
Inclusive recovery efforts require attention to the needs and circumstances of immigrant communities and a combination of accessible mainstream and targeted supports for immigrant families.
An undocumented Honduran immigrant reads her Bible during self-quarantine with her family for possible COVID-19 on March 30, 2020 in Mineola, New York.
COVID-19 has heightened the consequences of recent policies that have deterred immigrants from receiving federal safety net assistance.
One of four children in the US have at least one foreign-born parent.
Several hundred asylum seekers—most fleeing violence in Central Africa—arrived in Portland, Maine over the summer.

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