Asset Building

Panel: Economic Security of Immigrant Women and Families

Close to three-quarters of all immigrants in the U.S. are women and children. Policy rollbacks, cuts to funding, and threats to states that provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants is proving to be a burden to families and communities. Current polices are out of step with the day-to-day realities of families. This panel will address the impact of current immigration policies on women’s economic security and provide recommendations and strategies at the local and national levels to support immigrant families.


A Thriving Economic Future for All: The Role of Local and National Policies to Improve the Economic Security of Immigrant Women and Families


Laura Vazquez, Senior Program Manager, UnidosUS

Maria Gomez, President and CEO, Mary’s Center

Ana Gonzalez, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center

Olanrewaju Falusi, Associate Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs, Child Health Advocacy Institute


Rebecca Tancredi, Vice President of Programs, Upwardly Global

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