Nearly 20 Million Children Live in Immigrant Families that Could Be Affected by Evolving Immigration Policies

Nearly 20 Million Children Live in Immigrant Families that Could Be Affected by Evolving Immigration Policies

Samantha Artiga and Anthony Damico, Kaiser Family Foundation (April 18, 2018)

This data note discusses recent findings about how current immigration policies have significantly increased fear and uncertainty among immigrant families, broadly affecting families across different immigration statuses and locations. The effects extend to lawfully present immigrants, including lawful permanent residents or “green card” holders, and children in immigrant families, who are predominantly U.S.-born citizens. In particular, findings point to both short- and long-term negative consequences on the health and well-being of children in immigrant families.

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