For Immigrant Communities, Coronavirus Is A Different Kind Of Threat

For Immigrant Communities, Coronavirus Is A Different Kind Of Threat

Public health experts are urging people to stay at home during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic — but not everyone can afford to. Here in the United States, low-income immigrant communities are facing high risks during the outbreak. Many migrants are still working in essential retail, labor, and service industry jobs. Getting access to healthcare is also a challenge, especially after the Trump administration enacted a new policy measure limiting certain immigrants' access to federal benefits like Medicare. In this week's Latino USA, we explore the obstacles migrants face as the Coronavirus threat grows.