Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel Paper: Legal Status, Health Dimensions, and Immigrant Integration

Thursday, November 12, 2015 : 10:55 AM
Stanford (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University
Legal status affects immigrants’ paths to integration in a variety of ways, across a wide range of activities and with varying degrees of intensity. In areas that are fundamental for integration, such as employment, access to higher education, social services and health care, legal status plays a significant role. In addition, the influence of legal status cuts across generations, with parents’ undocumented status in particular affecting the development of children, even when they are U.S. citizens.