Research Report All Under One Roof: Mixed-Status Families in an Era of Reform
Michael E. Fix, Wendy Zimmermann
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This report documents the increasingly large number of mixed-status immigrant families in the United States and examines how the complexity of these family structures has thwarted the effectiveness of recent welfare and illegal immigration policy reform. It also discusses the ways in which current immigration status laws block citizen childrens access to public benefits due to their parents status as noncitizens and explains how recent changes to these laws have only served to further divide families into legal and illegal sides.

Research Areas Immigration
Tags Immigrant children, families, and communities Immigrant communities demographics and trends Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy Mixed-status immigrant families