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July 13, 2018

Lawmakers in several states this spring put a college education within reach for students who are undocumented, boosting opportunity for striving young people and helping strengthen their economies over the long term. These actions show that even at a time of turmoil for federal immigration policy, states can take an inclusive approach that will benefit all residents.

For example, in...

States With Inclusive Higher Education Policies for Immigrants
June 4, 2018

A potential radical change to immigration policy by the Trump Administration could cause many families that include non-citizens to ...

Many Citizen Children Could Lose Health Coverage Under Potential Immigration Policy Change
March 29, 2018

The Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census will not only reduce responses by immigrants and thereby make the count less accurate, experts say, but it also could trigger new costs that offset part of the added census funding that the President and Congress just provided....

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January 17, 2018

There’s a widespread misunderstanding about when President Trump’s withdrawal of DACA status for young immigrants will put them at risk of deportation. Even some key policymakers assume that nothing bad will happen until March 5, and, thus, there’s no pressing need for policymakers to act before then. But that’s not the case, and policymakers should act expeditiously to protect these...

December 18, 2017

The Republican tax bill would deny the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to roughly 1 million low-income children in working families who lack a Social Security Number (SSN) – even though their parents face payroll and other taxes on their income. That means the bill, which would give just a...

Family of four
November 7, 2017

An especially egregious, and little noticed, provision of the tax bill before the House Ways and Means Committee would harm 3 million low-income children in working families by denying them the Child Tax Credit (CTC) if their parents file their taxes with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) rather than a Social Security Number (SSN).

The provision is tucked into a tax bill...

October 6, 2017

Proponents say it's an anti-abuse measure.  In fact, it’s a significant roll-back in eligibility for the tax credit.

Working Family Tax Credit - family walking
September 27, 2017

Since announcing that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Administration has taken contradictory positions: It has claimed without evidence that DACA’s reprieve from deportation for young undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children harms the job prospects of native born Americans, but it also has pressed Congress to enact a DACA-like...

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June 23, 2017

To enroll in health plans sold in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, individuals must verify that they are U.S. citizens or have an immigration status that allows them to live in the United States. The Senate health bill would close the door to many immigrants with lawful immigration status who want to buy insurance plans in the marketplaces. It goes even further than the already...

Health - Money and Stethoscope - LARGE
April 26, 2017

Immigrants who came to the United States as children and benefit from the 2012 executive action that gave them temporary legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program pay $2 billion a year in state and local taxes that support schools, health care, and other essential services, a...

Young Undocumented Immigrants Pay More of Their Income in State & Local Taxes Than Top 1 Percent