Federal, State, and Local Immigration and Integration Policies
Although immigrant admissions policy is controlled by the federal government, localities and states are critical players in understanding the policy context for immigrant residents and families. States and localities play crucial roles around issues of immigration enforcement, access to and use of public services, and integration. Urban researchers offer expertise in immigration and integration policies and practices at local, state, and federal levels.
- Safety Net Access in the Context of the Public Charge Rule: Voices of Immigrant Families
- Ante Preocupaciones de Inmigración, Adultos de Familias Inmigrantes Reportan Que Evitan Actividades de Rutina
- Adults in Immigrant Families Report Avoiding Routine Activities Because of Immigration Concerns
- One in Seven Adults in Immigrant Families Reported Avoiding Public Benefit Programs in 2018
- Uno de Cada Siete Adultos en Familias Inmigrantes Se Abstuvo de Participar en Programas Sociales en el Año 2018
- Proposed Public Charge Rule Could Jeopardize Recent Coverage Gains among Citizen Children
- Justice in Their Own Words
- How Might Restricting Immigration Affect Social Security's Finances?
- Uniting the Patchwork: Measuring State and Local Immigrant Contexts
- Implications of Immigration Enforcement Activities for the Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families: A Review of the Literature
- Ten Years of Language Access in Washington, DC
- Deferred Action for Unauthorized Immigrant Parents: Analysis of DAPA's Potential Effects on Families and Children
- State Immigration Enforcement Policies: How They Impact Low-Income Households
Urban Wire Posts:
- How Uncertainty Surrounding the “Public Charge” Rule Leads to Hardship for Immigrant Families
- For housing authorities, "public charge" expected to sow confusion and add administrative costs
- “Public charge” could lead to fewer immigrants—and taxpayers—contributing to the US economy
- With Public Charge Rule Looming, One in Seven Adults in Immigrant Families Reported Avoiding Public Benefit Programs in 2018
- Penalizing immigrants for obtaining Medicaid coverage puts child and family well-being at risk
- Proposed public charge rule could erode health insurance coverage gains among citizen children with noncitizen parents
- By targeting SNAP, the expanded “public charge” rule could worsen food insecurity
- Could “public charge” reduce public preschool participation among immigrant families?
- Expanding the “public charge” rule jeopardizes the well-being of immigrants and citizens
- Years of tightening immigration enforcement paved the way to "zero tolerance"
- Rapid response philanthropy can help multiple organizations support families at the border
- Current policies show that family preservation is a fundamental American value
- ICE worksite raids are back. Here’s what we know about them
- Changing immigration policies may prevent human trafficking survivors from seeking help and justice
- Who are the active DACA beneficiaries, and where do they live?
- Ending DACA removes protection and opportunities but not accomplishments and dreams
- Immigrants feed America, but lack legal protections
- Targeting undocumented immigrants won't increase public safety
- #thisis2016: Why we need better data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
- In deportation debate, don’t forget Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
- What President-Elect Trump’s immigration promises might mean
- “We, the people” includes immigrants
- Seven myth-busting facts on undocumented immigration
- Blocking funds to sanctuary cities could hurt all Americans
- Many South Asians lack local resources to withstand rise in hate crimes