Title

Report on State Immigration Laws | 2020

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Migration

Keywords

Immigration, state Immigration, legislative action

Description

Many state legislatures took a break from the topic of immigration in 2020 as the pandemic and economic crises created new priorities for legislative action. Exclusion of immigrant families and children from federal COVID-19 and economic stimulus laws, however, led several states to respond with new state funding and community outreach. Examples include health care for immigrant seniors, tenant protections and extension of eligibility for public benefit during the pandemic. States also continued working on professional licenses for immigrants, regardless of immigration status. Virginia, with new Democratic majorities, became the latest state to enact driving privilege cards and in-state tuition rates for unauthorized immigrants and the creation of an Office for New Americans.

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Report on State Immigration Laws | 2020

Many state legislatures took a break from the topic of immigration in 2020 as the pandemic and economic crises created new priorities for legislative action. Exclusion of immigrant families and children from federal COVID-19 and economic stimulus laws, however, led several states to respond with new state funding and community outreach. Examples include health care for immigrant seniors, tenant protections and extension of eligibility for public benefit during the pandemic. States also continued working on professional licenses for immigrants, regardless of immigration status. Virginia, with new Democratic majorities, became the latest state to enact driving privilege cards and in-state tuition rates for unauthorized immigrants and the creation of an Office for New Americans.