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Public policies play a crucial role in shaping how immigrants adapt to life in the United States. Federal, state, and local laws and administrative practices
impact immigrants’ access to education, health insurance and medical care, cash assistance, food assistance, and other vital services. Additionally, immigration
enforcement activities have substantial effects on immigrants’ health and participation in public programs, as well as effects on immigrants’ families.

Policies of Exclusion: Implications for the Health of Immigrants and Their Children

Annu. Rev. Public Health 2019. 40:7.1–7.20