Panel: Welfare Use by Legal and Illegal Immigrants

By CIS on September 4, 2015

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.

Reports and Panel Media:

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

Participants:

Robert Rector
Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
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.

Reihan Salam
Executive Editor, National Review
Political commentator, columnist, and author, Salam is the executive editor of National Review, a fellow at the National Review Institute, and a columnist for Slate.

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

Mark Krikorian (Moderator)
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies