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State Policies Can Promote Immigrant Children’s Economic Security

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Publication Date: October 2005

Publisher(s): Columbia University. National Center for Children in Poverty

Author(s): Kinsey Alden Dinan

Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation

Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation

Topic: Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: immigrant families; welfare

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

While federal policies exclude many legal immigrants from key public benefits, some states have stepped in to fill the gap. States can offer critical assistance to children in low-income immigrant families by using their own funds to provide them with the supports available to native-born families.