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Marianne Bitler's Commentary on Immigrants & U.S. Social Programs Featured in Kaiser Health News


A new rule to restrict legal immigration in the United States, published by the Trump administration this month, is sowing confusion and anxiety even among immigrants not directly affected by it, as fear spreads faster than facts, immigration and health policy experts say.

During the welfare overhaul in the 1990s, “there were declines in participation in Medicaid and the food stamps program by people who probably weren’t affected by the actual legal changes", says Marianne Bitler, professor of economics at the University of California, Davis.

Read the full feature in Kaiser Health News here