In the United States, 5.1 million children are growing up with an undocumented parent. These children are important to the nation’s future, and in fact, about 80 percent are U.S. citizens. However, their development and well-being were put at risk from the pervasive climate of fear engendered by changes to the immigration enforcement system during the Trump administration.
This research, conducted in 2018, examined key barriers to public benefits faced by low-income immigrant families in this enforcement context, and it provides strategies to mitigate these barriers.
This project was funded by the W.T. Grant Foundation
Heather Koball, PhD, Senior Fellow
Hirokazu Yoshikawa, PhD, New York University
Ajay Chaudry, PhD, New York University
Sarah Rendón García, PhD Student, Harvard University
Trenel Francis, PhD Student, New York University