Immigration and Immigrant Policies, Health, and Health Equity in the United States

Alana M.W. Lebrón, Ivy R. Torres, Nolan Kline, William D. Lopez, Maria Elena De Trinidad Young, Nicole Novak

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Policy Points There is growing attention to the role of immigration and immigrant policies in shaping the health and well-being of immigrants of color. The early 21st century in the United States has seen several important achievements in inclusionary policies, practices, and ideologies toward immigrants, largely at subnational levels (e.g., states, counties, cities/towns). National policies or practices that are inclusionary toward immigrants are often at the discretion of the political parties in power. Early in the 21st century, the United States has implemented several exclusionary immigration and immigrant policies, contributing to record deportations and detentions and worsening inequities in the social drivers of health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-152
Number of pages34
JournalMilbank Quarterly
StatePublished - Apr 2023


  • immigrant health
  • immigrant policy
  • immigration policy


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