State Immigration Enforcement Policies: How they Impact Low-Income Households

State Immigration Enforcement Policies: How they Impact Low-Income Households

Heather Koball, Julia Gelatt, Hamutal Bernstein, Charmaine Runes, and Eleanor Pratt, National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) (May 2017)

Researchers at NCCP, Urban Institute, and Migration Policy Institute looked at how the changing immigration policy environment is likely to affect immigrant families. Specifically, the report examines whether immigrant families living in states that ramped up enforcement of federal policy saw any changes in their material hardship, or how often fear of deportation affected their ability to pay for essentials (such as rent, utilities, or food).

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