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Churches, Community Groups Help States Vaccinate Immigrants – PEW

“As vaccination progresses to include more people, including immigrants in other jobs, some advocates fear the disparities will only grow.

‘This is going to be a bigger problem as it opens up to more people,’ said Adonia Simpson, an attorney who works with immigrants at the Americans for Immigrant Justice legal clinic in Miami. ‘Just the fact that they’re asking for state-issued identification is going to discourage people from getting appointments, if they think they’re going to be turned away.’

However, as restrictions ease, identification requirements may also relax because there won’t be as much need to verify eligibility, said Colin Milligan, a spokesperson for the American Hospital Association, a trade group.”

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