Immigrant Social Policy in the American States

  title={Immigrant Social Policy in the American States},
  author={Alexandra Filindra},
  journal={State Politics & Policy Quarterly},
  pages={26 - 48}
  • Alexandra Filindra
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • State Politics & Policy Quarterly
  • This article examines differences in the drivers of state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid immigrant eligibility policies, determined in the wake of the 1996 Welfare Reform. The findings show that differences in the incentive structures of the two programs may affect the way race politics influence each. Specifically, race is a strong negative correlate for TANF inclusion of immigrants as states with large African American populations were more likely to exclude legal… CONTINUE READING
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