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Immigrants & Refugees


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Research Brief

Labor Force Trends of Recently-Arrived Refugees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2023
This analysis identifies labor force trends of recently-arrived refugees, focused on the period after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research Brief

Meeting Substance Use and Social Service Needs in Communities of Color

November 23, 2022
In this brief, we highlight experiences and practices from substance use treatment providers and their human services partners when serving people of color. We selected providers that focused on serving people of color, and this study was not intended to assess outcomes or effectiveness of any of the practices highlighted.
ASPE Issue Brief, Guide

Advancing Equity for Fathers in Human Services Programs

July 13, 2022
This practice guide is a resource for a broad range of human services programs aiming to be more inclusive of and responsive to fathers. Building on literature from the field and interviews with human services providers that engage fathers in services, this guide outlines strategies for advancing equity in human services programs:
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Immigrants: Key Challenges and Policy Options

December 17, 2021
This report provides an overview of the characteristics of the immigrant population in the United States, their health status and barriers to care, recent trends in health insurance coverage, their access to Federal health programs, and how they have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It also offers possible policy approaches to improve health care equity for this diverse population.

Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care

September 30, 2013
As the number of immigrant children and children of immigrants in the U.S. has grown, child welfare agencies are serving an increasingly diverse spectrum of families, including many with at least one parent or some children who were born outside the U.S.

Barriers to Immigrants' Access to Health and Human Services Programs

May 24, 2012
This brief identifies several factors that contribute to lower application and take-up rates among eligible immigrants, including: (1) the complexity of the application process and eligibility rules; (2) related administrative burdens; (3) language, literacy, and cultural barriers; (4) transportation and other logistical challenges; and (5) climates of fear and mistrust. [19 PDF pages]

Promising Practices for Increasing Immigrants' Access to Health and Human Services

May 24, 2012
This brief identifies several promising practices that can help overcome access barriers. A consistent theme is the crucial role played by community-based organizations (CBOs) in effectively addressing barriers related to complicated application processes, and issues of language, literacy, fear, and mistrust.

The Affordable Care Act: Coverage Implications and Issues for Immigrant Families

April 29, 2012
This brief provides an overview of how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect the eligibility of different immigrants, depending on lawful status and length of residence in the U.S.

Overview of Immigrants' Eligibility for SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and CHIP

March 26, 2012
This brief describes key federal and state immigrant eligibility provisions to help inform policymakers, program administrators and communities serving immigrant families and children. It provides an overview of the variability across states regarding immigrant eligibility for SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and CHIP. [12 PDF pages]