Do States’ Immigrant-Friendly Policies Improve Health of Children of Immigrants?

This study examines the health impacts of local and state immigration-related policies that support undocumented immigrants and their families. The research question we sought to answer in this study was “Do sanctuary policies and driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants increase the chances that children of these immigrants receive adequate medical and dental care?” We focused […]

Low-income Immigrants in Long Island

This report is the second of three that describes the social and economic needs of low-income immigrants in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, New York, commonly referred to as Long Island. It was supported by a grant from the New York State Office of New Americans (ONA) Community Navigator Program, through a subcontract with the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN). […]

Immigrant Children’s Access to Health and Human Services

Changes in U.S. immigration policy and enforcement priorities since January 2017 have led more mixed-status immigration families to live in a climate of fear and anxiety. In October 2018, the Trump administration proposed to use executive rule-making authority to change the definition of ‘public charge’ from someone who is “primarily dependent on the government for […]

Paid Leave for Families Living with Disabilities

The Arc/National Center for Children in Poverty Paid Leave Study Disability Perspectives on Paid Leave: A Qualitative Analysis of Leave-taking Among Workers Affected by Disabilities or Serious Health Conditions presents ground-breaking research on how workers with disabilities and working caregivers of people with disabilities use, need, and benefit from paid family and medical leave. It […]

A Demographic Profile of Long Island’s Low-Income Immigrant Community (Year 1 of 3)

Immigrant communities play a significant role in the economy of Long Island. They have been broadly impacted by recent federal and state policy changes. This report is the first of three that describe the social and economic needs of low-income immigrants on Long Island, New York. This 3-year project producing 3 separate reports conducted between 2017-2020 was supported by a grant from the New York State Office […]

A Demographic Profile of Long Island’s Low-Income Immigrant Community

How Federal and State Food Stamps Programs Affect Recent Immigrant Families in the United States

Learn about our Social Inclusion & Respect for Diversity project. “Food insecurity” is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a lack of consistent access “to enough food for an active, healthy life.” This kind of insecurity can be measured either for entire households or for only children in affected households. According to the […]

Basic Facts about Low-Income Children: Children under 9 Years, 2016

To find comparable information for young children, see Basic Facts about Low-Income Children: Children Under 18 years, 2016. Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 41 percent live in low-income families and 19 percent—approximately one in five—are poor. This means that children are overrepresented among our nation’s poor; they represent 23 percent of […]

Basic Facts about Low-Income Children: Children under 18 Years, 2016

To find comparable information for young children, see Basic Facts about Low-Income Children: Children under 9 years, 2016. For more recent fact sheets, please click here. Among all children under 18 years in the U.S., 41 percent are low-income children and 19 percent—approximately one in five—are poor. This means that children are overrepresented among our […]

State Immigration Enforcement Policies: How they Impact Low-Income Households

Over seven million U.S. children live with at least one noncitizen parent — and 80 percent of these children are US-born citizens. Close to 5 million US-citizen children live with an unauthorized immigrant parent, potentially subject to deportation. Research has shown that the deportation of a parent has serious deleterious effects on families—emotional distress, behavioral […]