Panel Video: Welfare Use by Legal and Illegal Immigrants



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Panel Announcement: Welfare Use by Legal and Illegal Immigrants
Welfare Use by Immigrant and Native Households
Welfare Use by Legal and Illegal Immigrant Households
Panel Transcript: Welfare Use by Legal and Illegal Immigrants

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 9:30am

Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a discussion at the National Press Club focusing on two reports on immigration and welfare. The Center’s first report focuses on welfare use by immigrant and native-born housholds, the second report separates welfare use by legal and illegal households. Two nationally recognized policy experts, along with the Center’s director of research and author of the report, discussed immigrant welfare use at the panel.




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Mark Krikorian's Introduction

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Statement by Steven Camarota

Steven Camarota is the Director of Research at the Center for immigration Studies and author of Welfare Use for Legal and Illegal Immigrant Households and Welfare Use by Immigrant and Native Households.

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Statement by Robert Rector

Robert Rector is a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He is a leading authority on poverty, welfare programs and immigration in America, Rector played a major role in crafting the 1996 federal welfare reform legislation and in analyzing and researching fiscal costs of immigration policies over the past decades. Rector’s many writings include the book America's Failed $5.4 Trillion War on Poverty.

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Statement by Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is the Executive Editor of National Review. Additionally he is a political commentator, columnist, and author, and a columnist for Slate.

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Question and Answer Session

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