Children's HealthWatch Submits Comments to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
October 25, 2012
On behalf of the pediatricians and public health researchers at Children’s HealthWatch, we are writing to you today to express our sincere concern about the effect that Question 2 in Part 3 of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) has on immigrant families who need nutrition, medical or other assistance.
The problems with the question (detailed below) touch issues in the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security’s USCIS as well as the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) and directly relate to research we have published showing the disproportionate burden of poor child health and food insecurity suffered by young children from low-income immigrant families.
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