What the Fear Campaign Against Immigrants Is Doing

7/25/19 According to an Urban Institute report released this week, about one in six adults in surveyed immigrant families say that they or a family member avoided situations where they’d be asked about their citizenship status”routine acts like driving a car, renewing or applying for a driver’s license, or reporting a crime. Almost 8 percent avoided public places, like parks and libraries; about 6 percent avoided talking to doctors or teachers…..But there are signs that the administration’s fear campaign is also affecting “secure” households”ones where every foreign-born member of the family has green cards or are already naturalized citizens. One in nine adults in these households report restricted contact with public resources, too. “That suggests the ripple effects of immigration policies, and the generalized fear in immigrant communities” Key Words: Public Charge