Can Authorization Reduce Poverty Among Undocumented Immigrants? Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

  title={Can Authorization Reduce Poverty Among Undocumented Immigrants? Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program},
  author={Catalina Amuedo‐Dorantes and Francisca M. Antman},
  journal={Political Behavior: Race},

Immigration Relief and Insurance Coverage: Evidence from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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Scholars have long demonstrated that the state monopolizes time and imposes waiting, with disproportional impacts for marginalized groups relative to other political subjects. Extending this

Uncertainty About DACA May Undermine Its Positive Impact On Health For Recipients And Their Children.

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Does Legal Status Matter for Educational Choices? Evidence from Immigrant Teenagers

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This doctoral thesis consists of three independent essays on the economics of international migration and organized crime. Chapter 1 explores the relationship between immigration and voting for the



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Inside the Refrigerator: Immigration Enforcement and Chilling Effects in Medicaid Participation

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Gender Differences in the Labor Market: Impact of IRCA

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Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed.

  • Pew Research Center. September
  • 2013