A Broken Dream: Homelessness & Immigrants
39 Pages Posted: 11 May 2016 Last revised: 20 May 2016
Date Written: May 9, 2016
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
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