The Pandemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Immigrant Children and Families
May 1, 2020
Co-hosted with The Alliance for Early Success
In addition to highlighting the Coronavirus’s disproportionate impact on immigrant children, speakers discussed federal legislation to address the needs of immigrant families; key services and assistance that local and state organizations are providing to immigrant families; the critical role that philanthropy plays in supporting positive outcomes for immigrant families; and concrete actions that advocates can take to improve policies for immigrant children and families.
- Wendy Cervantes, Director of Immigration and Immigrant Families, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
- Denise Dell Isola and Ausannette Garcia-Goyette, Irving Harris Foundation
- Rebecca Vonderlack Navarro, PhD, and Jose Marco, Latino Policy Forum
- Yael Ross, Director, Center for New American Children, Children at Risk (Texas)
Advocating and Investing in Equity for Immigrant Families, May 5, 2020 – Discusses areas of need and opportunity for investment, ECFC and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.
Latino Policy Forum
- Topline Messages on COVID-19 Relief and Children in Immigrant Families
- Recommendations for Inclusion of Latino Communities in COVID-19 Relief
Migration Policy Institute – Immigrant Workers: Vital to the U.S. COVID-19 Response, Disproportionately Vulnerable, March 2020
National Center for Children in Poverty
- Do States’ Immigrant-Friendly Policies Improve the Health of Children of
Immigrants? Discusses the impact of state driver’s licenses for
undocumented immigrants and “sanctuary policies” on access to health care
among children of immigrants.
- Approaches to Protect Children’s Access to Health and Human Services
in an Era of Harsh Immigration Policy, Explores what states can do to
improve access to public benefits, including child care subsidies, for
immigrants in the wake of the public charge rule.