Association of Maternal Eligibility for the DACA Program With Citizen Children’s Participation in the WIC Program

Association of Maternal Eligibility for the DACA Program With Citizen Children’s Participation in the WIC Program

Maya Venkataramani, Craig Evan Pollack, Lisa Ross DeCamp, Kathryn M. Leifheit, Zackary D. Berger, Atheendar S. Venkataramani, JAMA Pediatrics (May 29,2018)

Children with at least 1 undocumented immigrant parent face several disadvantages, reducing lifetime socioeconomic mobility and well-being. One mechanism underlying this could be failure to receive critical public benefits  because undocumented parents may be less likely to apply due to fear of being discovered by immigration authorities.

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