The United States’ foreign-born population is estimated to be approximately 42.1 million and growing. This brief examines barriers that render this significant population particularly vulnerable to poverty and homelessness. This brief confronts a dearth of statistical and empirical data and offers the first attempt to weave a clearer picture of these barriers, both nationally and statewide. The brief also offers some recommendations to better support immigrant and refugee communities and to better insulate them from homelessness.
Keywords: immigrant, immigration, refugee, discrimination, homeless, shelter, poverty
Gilleland, Jodilyn; Lurie, Kaya; and Rankin, Sara, "A Broken Dream: Homelessness & Immigrants" (2016). Homeless Rights Advocacy Project. 1.