While financial assistance programs for immigrants play a big part in mitigating the financial burdens brought on by the pandemic, there is no substitute for accessible medical care, which has never been more necessary for the community.
By Sarah Cartagena, Senior Policy Analyst; and Louisa Silverman, Immigration & Housing Intern
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Even before the pandemic began, medical care was largely inaccessible for many immigrant communities in Illinois. Now, with the added challenges of COVID-19, medical care is all the more difficult to come by and all the more necessary.
While existing emergency financial assistance programs such as rental and utility assistance are undoubtedly essential, community service providers say there is still... Continue Reading