A new report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) analyzed the impact of new policies on the lives of immigrant children.
CLASP analyzed interview with dozens of parents and more than 100 early education providers from six states and found common threads in their responses across the board.
One of their main discoveries was that immigrant families are less likely to utilize nutrition assistance programs when they need them because they are fearful of encountering government workers in the process and fearful of deportation.
Parents are also preventing their children from necessary resources, such as special needs treatments, because they are fearful of being deported, the report noted.
Additionally, new regulations on who is considered a public charge will impact more children of immigrant families as more families will be inclined to opt out of using food assistance programs even if they are in need.
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