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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


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.