This paper — the result of a roundtable discussion hosted by the Casey Foundation and the Center for Law and Social Policy — explores policy and practice reforms that can help both parents and kids in immigrant families thrive.
Summary and Next Steps From the April 2015 Roundtable
Statistics on immigrant families.
Challenges in connecting these families with high-quality services.
Why a two-generation approach is vital to aiding these families.
Four themes to inform next steps in better serving immigrant families.
The number of young kids in America with immigrant parents doubled from 2.9 million in 1990 to 5.8 million in 2013.
Kids of immigrants are disproportionately likely to be poor, have parents with low education levels and live in households where adults do not speak English.
From 2000 to 2010, the five states with the greatest percentage of growth in immigrant populations were: 1) Alabama (92%); 2) South Carolina (88%); 3) Tennessee (82%); 4) Arkansas (79%); and 5) Kentucky (75%).