A Broken Dream: Homelessness & Immigrants

39 Pages Posted: 11 May 2016 Last revised: 20 May 2016

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Jodilyn Gilleland

Seattle University School of Law

Kaya Lurie

Seattle University School of Law

Sara Rankin

Seattle University School of Law

Date Written: May 9, 2016

Abstract

The United States’ foreign-born population is estimated to be approximately 42.1 million and growing. This brief examines barriers that render this significant population particularly vulnerable to poverty and homelessness. This brief confronts a dearth of statistical and empirical data and offers the first attempt to weave a clearer picture of these barriers, both nationally and statewide. The brief also offers some recommendations to better support immigrant and refugee communities and to better insulate them from homelessness.

Keywords: immigrant, immigration, refugee, discrimination, homeless, shelter, poverty

Suggested Citation

Gilleland, Jodilyn and Lurie, Kaya and Rankin, Sara, A Broken Dream: Homelessness & Immigrants (May 9, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2776890 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2776890

Jodilyn Gilleland

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

Seattle, WA

Kaya Lurie

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

Sara Rankin (Contact Author)

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

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