Efforts to Promote Children's Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families

Dinan, Kinsey Alden

More than 26 percent of all low-income children in the United States live in immigrant families. These children are more likely to experience hardships than children with native-born parents, but they are less likely to benefit from government programs that could assist them and their families. Both federal and state policies play important roles in determining immigrant families' access to key public benefits, impacting the economic security of millions of America's children.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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July 7, 2010