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Reconstructing Citizenship in a Global Economy: How Restricting Immigrants from Welfare Undermines Social Rights for U.S. Citizens

@article{Bhuyan2010ReconstructingCI,
  title={Reconstructing Citizenship in a Global Economy: How Restricting Immigrants from Welfare Undermines Social Rights for U.S. Citizens},
  author={Rupaleem Bhuyan},
  journal={Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={4}
}
  • Rupaleem Bhuyan
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Scrutiny of immigrants’ use of public benefi ts is a reoccurring theme in U.S. politics. Yet while the tough stance on immigrants taps into popular anti-immigrant sentiment, the consequences of such scrutiny are shared by all welfare recipients. Drawing upon interpretive policy frames, I examine how new requirements to verify citizenship and identity for Medicaid directly impacts social entitlements for both citizen and non-citizen populations. Analysis of state reports and policy studies of… Expand
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