*Names in bold indicate Presenter
We will present findings based on data collected from site visits to the four states from 120 programmatic and content area experts, state and local program administrators, and community-based service providers. We will discuss barriers that immigrants face applying for and enrolling in public benefit programs related to the complexity of the application and renewal process, documentation requirements, and eligibility rules; literacy, language, and cultural sensitivity barriers; transportation and other logistical barriers; and climates of misinformation, mistrust, and fear. We will present findings on practices of state and local government as well as community-based organizations that aim to address these specific barriers. The discussion will also highlight variations across the states in barriers and practices.
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