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MPI Commentaries

MPI Commentaries

Commentaries
January 2021
By  Julia Gelatt, Randy Capps and Michael Fix

The pandemic-recovery stimulus package that passed Congress in December rectified what many had viewed as a significant oversight in the earlier CARES Act: Its exclusion of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants in mixed-status families. MPI researchers estimate nearly 3 million U.S. citizens and legal immigrants excluded from the earlier legislation can receive the later relief, as well as qualify retroactively for the CARES Act payment, as this commentary explores.

Commentaries
December 2020
By  Randy Capps, Michael Fix and Jeanne Batalova

Researchers, service providers, and others have long predicted that sweeping revisions by the Trump administration to the definition of who constitutes a public charge would deter large numbers of immigrant-led households from using federal means-tested public benefits for which they are eligible. Recently released Census Bureau data show they were right: During the administration's first three years, program participation declined twice as fast among noncitizens as citizens.

Recent Commentaries

Commentaries
October 2015
By  Kathleen Newland
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September 2015
By  Elizabeth Collett
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August 2015
By  Michael Fix
Commentaries
January 2015
By  Demetrios G. Papademetriou
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December 2014
By  Kathleen Newland
Commentaries
September 2014
By  Sarah Hooker and Michael Fix
Commentaries
July 2014
By  Elizabeth Collett
Commentaries
April 2014
By  Marc R. Rosenblum and Doris Meissner
Commentaries
January 2014
By  Elizabeth Collett

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