It’s important that we all do our part to stand in solidarity with immigrant families and communities. This begins with paying attention to factors that make these communities particularly vulnerable, including:
Excessive exposure. From health care to cleaning roles, immigrants are overrepresented in frontline positions, amplifying their exposure to the virus.
Economic vulnerability. Immigrants are alsooverrepresented in industries like retail and hospitality, which have had to lay off and furlough large numbers of employees.
Lack of access to safety-nets and benefits. Many, because of their immigration status, are not entitled to unemployment insurance and do not have access to federal relief programs.
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