Elizabeth Cohen featured in WalletHub article on immigration policy

Elizabeth CohenIn the WalletHub article, "Economic Impact of Immigration by State," Elizabeth Cohen says "Since the 1996 PRWORA changed to welfare law, almost all states have imposed a 3-5 year waiting period on any new arrival before eligibility for social welfare benefits kicks in. So by the time an immigrant has lived in a state long enough to receive social welfare benefits, they or someone in their family has been working, paying taxes, and consuming taxable goods for quite some time. Those are critical contributions to many states' economies." 02/14/17