APPAM Roundtable: Immigrant Well-Being, Public Charge, and COVID-19

Renato spoke at a roundtable during the 42nd Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference, which brought together experts from academia and policy to discuss the implications of increased immigration enforcement, restrictions on legal immigration, and the public charge rule for immigrant families’ in the United States. The roundtable participants discussed these issues within the context of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on how the pandemic may have exacerbated the tenuous position of many immigrant families. The roundtable participants also discussed strategies at the state and local level that aim to mitigate or overcome barriers to safety-net program access for low-income immigrant families.