Health & Well-Being

August 2019
Resource
Issue Brief
Urban Institute logo, which features their name, first word in larger blue letters, second in black, over a dotted grid pattern. Accompanies their brief, Safety Net Access in the Context of the Public Charge Rule.
This brief shares insights from in-depth interviews conducted in March 2019 with 25 adults in immigrant families who reported that they or a family member avoided participating in safety net programs.
August 2019
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Analysis
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation logo, which features their acronym, KFF, above their spelled out name, all in blue letters. Accompanies their analysis, Changes to “Public Charge” Inadmissibility Rule: Implications for Health and Health Coverage.
The public charge rule will lead to decreased participation in certain programs that will contribute to more uninsured individuals and negatively affect the health and financial stability of families and the growth and healthy development of their children.
May 2019
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Analysis
Urban Institute logo, which shows their name in capital letters, with Urban in larger blue letters and Institute in smaller black letters, in front of a grid of dots on the left and the tagline "Elevate the Debate."
In this brief, Urban Institute uses data from the December 2018 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey to provide the first systematic evidence on the extent of chilling effects among immigrant families before release of a final public charge rule. 
April 2019
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Report
This report explores the diversity of states' and localities' approaches for working with children in immigrant families who are in the child welfare system.
September 2018
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Report
Family Consequences of Detention/Deportation: Effects on Finances, Health, and Well-Being
This report explores the direct impacts of detention and deportation on family finances, health, and well-being.
September 2018
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Analysis
Proposed Changes to “Public Charge” Policies for Immigrants: Implications for Health Coverage
An analysis by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of how the proposed "public charge" rule overhaul will impact immigrants' health coverage.
September 2018
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Analysis
The Hunger Impact of the Proposed Public Charge Rule
An analysis of impact on immigrant hunger of the proposed public charge rule that was posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s website in late September.
September 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
DHS' Proposed Rule: What May Change With Public Charge
This issue brief explains how the proposed DHS rule to re-make the "public charge" immigration provision would result in discouraging many eligible immigrants from accessing Medicaid and other federal public benefits for fear of negatively effecting their immigration status. 
July 2018
Resource
Factsheet
A Threat to the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families
This factsheet details the potential effects of proposed changes to the public charge rule on children in immigrant families. 
May 2018
Resource
Report
Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents and Young Children at the Border
This journal article explores what happens to these children once they are separated from their families by examining the nature of the services and programs provided while they are in temporary foster care.

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