Highlighted Resources

A collection of  recently released resources on policy, practice, and research.

Law & Policy Highlights

Medicaid Coverage for Immigrants

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

Medicaid Coverage for Immigrants

Sarah Grusin and Catherine McKee, National Health Law Program (May 17, 2021)

This issue brief clarifies which immigrants are covered by federal Medicaid funding, including a flow chart to help determine eligibility. The brief also outlines states’ verification processes of applicants’ immigration status and income for eligibility purposes.

Congress Should Adopt American Families Plan’s Permanent Expansions of Child Tax Credit and EITC, Make Additional Provisions Permanent

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

Congress Should Adopt American Families Plan’s Permanent Expansions of Child Tax Credit and EITC, Make Additional Provisions Permanent

Chuck Marr, Kris Cox, Stephanie Hingtgen, and Katie Windham; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (May 24, 2021)

This report details key reasons for permanent expansions of the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, which would have important implications for children in immigrant families especially.

Essential and Invisible: The Urgent Case for Supporting Immigrant Essential Workers

By | Federal Policy, Immigration Relief, Law/Policy Highlight

Essential and Invisible: The Urgent Case for Supporting Immigrant Essential Workers

Rocio Perez and Adewale Maye, CLASP (July 12, 2021)

This report discusses key challenges encountered by immigrant essential workers during the pandemic and calls for an equitable economic recovery that addresses work conditions and wages as well as improved economic opportunity via a pathway to citizenship.

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Practice Highlights

Webinar-Ensuring Immigration Courts Consider Children’s Best Interests

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Webinar-Ensuring Immigration Courts Consider Children’s Best Interests

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (June 22, 2021)

This webinar discusses the Young Center’s work and advocacy around the incorporation of a “best interests mandate” into federal law and policy.

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Research Highlights

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Trauma

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

Óscar F. Gil-García, Francesca Bové, Luz Velazquez,  Sarah Vener & Alexandra Miranda; Latino Studies (May 3, 2021)

This research documents the traumatic impacts of family separation under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

New Data Reveal Stark Decreases in SNAP Participation Among U.S. Citizen Children Living With a Non-Citizen

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

New Data Reveal Stark Decreases in SNAP Participation Among U.S. Citizen Children Living With a Non-Citizen

Food Research & Action Center (May 2021)

This new analysis of the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control data found that SNAP participation dropped by 22.5% (718,000+ children) among U.S. citizen children in households with a non-citizen.

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

Mark Greenberg, Kylie Grow, Stephanie Heredia, Kira Monin and Essey Workie; Migration Policy Institute (June 2021)

This report reviews federal post-release services for unaccompanied minors and highlights ongoing gaps in meeting these children’s needs. It also provides recommendations for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), state and local governments, and community providers in order to improve outcomes for unaccompanied minors.

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