By Susan Dunlap, NM Political Report
May 1, 2020

Without relief aid from the federal and state government, immigrant families could suffer homelessness and hunger.

Amber Wallin, NM Voices for Children’s deputy director, said that without any aid during the public health emergency and economic crisis, the crisis will worsen for immigrant families, leading to homelessness and hunger. That could also mean there will be children who live in immigrant or mixed-status homes who won’t be prepared to learn due to hunger in the coming school year. Some immigrant-owned businesses will be unable to restart, leading to more job losses, she said.

“We had huge challenges already. We’ll see dire circumstances and it’ll be that much longer before we start to recover from the economic crisis,” she told NM Political Report during an online press conference.

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