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    Dr. Domínguez-Villegas in the Fern: “Fear of reprisal kept immigrants from accessing federal aid in pandemic”


    “There’s a general feeling among immigrants that, regardless of who’s in office, using public benefits will get them or their family members placed at a disadvantage for regularization,” said Rodrigo Domínguez-Villegas, one of the authors of the UCLA report. While Biden’s reversal of the expanded rule is a “good step,” alleviating fears will require “federal partnerships with trusted sources in immigrant communities,” he said.