Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Entitled to Nothing – The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform | NYU Press Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

Abstract

This book investigates how the politics of immigration, health care, and welfare are intertwined. Documenting the formal return of the immigrant as a “public charge,” or a burden upon the State, the book shows how the concept has been revived as states adopt punitive policies targeting immigrants of color and require them to “pay back” benefits for which they are legally eligible during a time of intense debate regarding welfare reform. The book argues that the notions of “public charge” and “public burden” were reinvigorated in the 1990s to target immigrant women of reproductive age for depor ... More

Keywords: health care, welfare, immigrants of color, welfare reform, immigrant women, immigrant community, immigration system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814768013
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Sun-Hee Park, author