Testimony The Use of SSI and Other Welfare Programs by Immigrants
Testimony Immigrants before the House Committee on Ways and Means
Jeffrey S. Passel, Wendy Zimmermann, Michael E. Fix
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Immigrants use welfare at roughly the same rate as natives. However, immigrant use of welfare is concentrated among refugees and elderly immigrants. High and rising immigrant use of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for the aged represent a significant public policy issue that calls for legislative attention.
Research Areas Social safety net Immigrants and immigration
Tags Supplemental Security Income (SSI)