Reforms to Health Care Policy Can Help Support Children of Immigrants and Their Families’ Well-Being
Children of immigrants and their parents also encounter additional structural barriers to safety net programs and policies.
Many immigrant families are forced to navigate an unfamiliar education system that lacks sufficient resources and supports.
Policymakers Can Prioritize Better Ways to Support Children of Immigrants through Housing Assistance
With children of immigrants being such a large share of the next generation, understanding their specific needs and challenges will be critical.
Excluding immigrant families from COVID-19 emergency supports risks not only their well-being but that of the entire community.
Effective outreach with immigrant residents depends on translation of materials into multiple languages, accessible and trustworthy messengers, and creative ways to transmit information.
Inclusive recovery efforts require attention to the needs and circumstances of immigrant communities and a combination of accessible mainstream and targeted supports for immigrant families.
COVID-19 has heightened the consequences of recent policies that have deterred immigrants from receiving federal safety net assistance.
One of four children in the US have at least one foreign-born parent.
Creative Financing Could Help Cities Like Portland, Maine, Integrate Asylum Seekers and Tackle Other Challenges
Several hundred asylum seekers—most fleeing violence in Central Africa—arrived in Portland, Maine over the summer.
National survey estimates show how the rule dampens immigrant families' participation in programs like Medicaid and SNAP.