Efforts to Promote Children’s Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families
Publication Date: October 2005
Author(s): Kinsey Alden Dinan
Keywords: immigrant families; welfare
Type: Fact sheet
Coverage: United States
Virtually all immigrant families are headed by working parents, but low wages and a lack of employer benefits mean that their children are disproportionately likely to be low income and experience other hardships. Efforts to promote the economic security of America's children must include the children of immigrants, most of whom are U.S. citizens who will remain here for life.