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Public Charge

The Lasting Legacy of Exclusion: How the Law that Brought Us Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Excluded Immigrant Families & Institutionalized Racism in our Social Support System

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Federal Policy, Legal/Law, Public Charge

The Lasting Legacy of Exclusion: How the Law that Brought Us Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Excluded Immigrant Families & Institutionalized Racism in our Social Support System

Center for the Study of Social Policy & the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (August 2021)

This report reviews the history and legacy of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (PRWORA), highlighting its racist roots and institutionalization of anti-immigrant exclusions to a range of public benefits and tax credits.

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Public Charge, Research Highlight

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families: Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021)

This brief reviews topics addressed during a workshop on immigrant families’ access to U.S. social programs and the implications for children’s mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being.

Borders, Immigrants & Health

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Public Charge, Trauma

Borders, Immigrants & Health

Health Affairs (July 2021)

This issue of Health Affairs contains various research articles, datagraphics, analyses and commentaries on the intersection of immigration and health issues, including topics such as public charge, sanctuary policy, insurance coverage and how they impact immigrant children and families.

Getting Back on Track: A Detailed Look at Health Coverage Trends for Latino Children

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Public Charge, Research Highlight

Getting Back on Track: A Detailed Look at Health Coverage Trends for Latino Children

Kelly WhitenerAlexandra Corcoran; Center for Children & Families of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute (June 8, 2021)

This report reveals trends in healthcare coverage for Latino children in recent years, including the “chilling effects” of the Trump administration and its public charge rule, and provides recommendations for the federal and state/local levels to improve coverage for this vulnerable population.

Adults in Low-Income Immigrant Families Were Deeply Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis yet Avoided Safety Net Programs in 2020

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Public Charge, Research, Research Highlight

Adults in Low-Income Immigrant Families Were Deeply Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis yet Avoided Safety Net Programs in 2020

Hamutal Bernstein, Dulce Gonzalez, and Michael Karpman; Urban Institute (May 2021)

This research explores the persistent chilling effects on benefits program use during the pandemic, particularly among low-income immigrant families who live below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Many Immigrant Families with Children Continued to Avoid Public Benefits in 2020, Despite Facing Hardships

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Public Charge, Research, Research Highlight

Many Immigrant Families with Children Continued to Avoid Public Benefits in 2020, Despite Facing Hardships

Jennifer M. Haley, Genevieve M. Kenney, Hamutal Bernstein, and Dulce Gonzalez; Urban Institute (May 2021)

This research explores the many hardships, financial concerns, and chilling effects experienced by immigrant families with children during 2020. Researchers found that 20% of immigrant families avoided public benefits due to immigration-related concerns.

Forgoing Healthcare in a Global Pandemic: The Chilling Effects of the Public Charge Rule on Health Access Among Children in California

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Public Charge

Forgoing Healthcare in a Global Pandemic: The Chilling Effects of the Public Charge Rule on Health Access Among Children in California

Alma Guerrero, Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, & Arturo Vargas Bustamante, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (April 6, 2021)

This policy brief focuses on seven regions in California to attempt to estimate the chilling effects of the public charge rule on health care access for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.