Immigrant Families Hit Hard by the Pandemic May Be Afraid to Receive the Help They Need

COVID-19 has heightened the consequences of recent policies that have deterred immigrants from receiving federal safety net assistance.

Evidence Reveals Children of Immigrants’ Shared Diversity and Ties to America

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.

Five Ways the “Public Charge” Rule Is Affecting Immigrants in America

National survey estimates show how the rule dampens immigrant families' participation in programs like Medicaid and SNAP.

What Do We Know about Section 1325?

Section 1325 is a federal law that makes “illegal entry” into the United States a criminal offense.

How Uncertainty Surrounding the “Public Charge” Rule Leads to Hardship for Immigrant Families

Interviews with 25 adults in immigrant families reveal the unique challenges posed by fear and misinformation.

San Diego Is Strengthening Its Workforce by Welcoming Immigrants

San Diego’s workforce system can help all residents, including immigrants, move up the career ladder, earn more, and find greater economic stability for their families.

Evicting Mixed-Status Families Won’t Make Housing Assistance Waiting Lists Disappear

In May, HUD proposed making families with mixed immigration status ineligible for public housing or housing choice vouchers.

With Public Charge Rule Looming, One in Seven Adults in Immigrant Families Reported Avoiding Public Benefit Programs in 2018

A new report provides evidence of “chilling effects” on immigrant families’ participation in safety net programs.

For housing authorities, "public charge" expected to sow confusion and add administrative costs

The administration's proposed changes to immigration policy are already affecting some immigrant and noncitizen families who rely on housing assistance.