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How Changes in Immigration Policy Might Affect the Federal Budget

Report Author: 
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jan

How Changes in Immigration Policy Might Affect the Federal Budget

How changes in immigration policy might affect the federal budget discusses how changes in immigration legislation might affect portions of the federal budget, including immigrant eligibility for public benefits and the share of tax revenues derived from immigrants.

Source Organization: 
American Federation of Teachers

Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health

Report Author: 
Tiffany L. Green
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Sep

Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health challenges earlier research suggesting "superior" birth outcomes among immigrant mothers when compared to their native born counterparts. Most immigrant birth-outcome studies were based on data derived primarily from Mexican immigrant mothers.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Discharge, Deportation and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation

Report Author: 
Pyo Lee, Erica Sibley, Todd Tolin and Sarah Vader Woud
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

Discharge, Deportation and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation reviews almost 1,000 cases of forced or coerced medical repatriation, defined as the decision of a hospital to return a critically injured or ill immigrant patient back to his/her native country without consent. Often, the quality of care available to these patients is inferior, family members and support networks are missing, and patients suffer and die.

Source Organization: 
Seton Hall University School of Law

Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York's Immigrants

Report Author: 
New York Immigration Coalition, Empire Justice Center and NYS Health Foundation
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York's Immigrants contains a set of recommendations on how New York can maximize the inclusion of immigrants in health care reform. The authors also devote special attention to immigrants left out of federal reform. The paper is divided into five major sections: eligibility of non-citizens to participate in New York's Health Benefit Exchange; documentation and verification requirements; marketing and outreach to immigrant communities; community input and monitoring; and maintaining safety net services for the residual uninsured population.

Source Organization: 
Other

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care

Report Author: 
Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

First developed by OMH in 2000, the national CLAS Standards have been widely circulated and implemented. In 2010, OMH launched a project to update the Standards to reflect growth in the field of cultural competency and increasing diversity in the nation. The new Standards emerged out of an extensive consultation process with stakeholders and experts, many of whom recommended clarification as to the Standards' intention, terminology and implementation strategies.

Source Organization: 
Other

Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Primer

Report Author: 
Monica McCann, Olivia Carter-Pokras, Bonnie Braun and Carlessia A. Hussein
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

In 2012, Maryland enacted a law requiring attention to cultural competency and health literacy in the curricula of health profession degree programs. Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Primer is intended to help health educators, students, and practicing health professionals learn how to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes through culturally-sensitive and effective communication with patients across the various health disciplines.

Source Organization: 
Other

Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Primer

Report Author: 
Monica McCann, Olivia Carter-Pokras, Bonnie Braun and Carlessia A. Hussein
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

In 2012, Maryland enacted a law requiring attention to cultural competency and health literacy in the curricula of health profession degree programs. Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Primer is intended to help health educators, students, and practicing health professionals learn how to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes through culturally-sensitive and effective communication with patients across the various health disciplines.

Source Organization: 
Other

Health Care for Immigrant Families: Current Policies and Issues

Report Author: 
Leighton Ku and Mariellen Jewers
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jun

Health Care for Immigrant Families: Current Policies and Issues assesses how the current health care system in the U.S. addresses the health care needs of immigrants. Debunking the myth that immigrants abuse health care services, the report finds that immigrants, even when covered by public or private insurance, see doctors less frequently and use emergency rooms at a lower rate than the native-born.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Bride and Prejudice: How the U.S. Immigration Law Discriminates Against Spousal Visa Holders

Report Author: 
Sabrina Balgamwalla
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

This article argues that U.S. visa law, rooted in antiquated, 19thcentury notions of spousal relations, has had "devastating consequences for the day-to-day lives of H-4 spouses."  These are the spouses of H-1B visa holders, who are coveted by high tech firms for their technical skills.  Unable to legally work in the U.S., spouses are effectively confined to their homes.  They are unable to obtain a divorce, maintain custody of their children, and escape relationships of domestic violence.

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Source Organization: 
Other

Conundrum of an Immigrant: Assimilation versus Cultural Preservation

Report Author: 
Joanna Diane Caytas
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

Noting that "the discourse about the cost and benefits of cultural diversity is intense" both in Europe and North America, this paper reviews the different approaches to diversity, including the traditional model of assimilation, multiculturalism in all its variations, hybrid models,  and structuralism. The author also examines the role of religion in identity formation, as well as the effects of intermarriage.

Source Organization: 
Other
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