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State and Local Government Resources

National Conference of State Legislatures Immigrant Policy Project provides information on activities at the federal, state, and local levels.


Florida Department of Children and Families: "Migrant Farmworkers" [PPT - 459KB]- A training presentation on civil rights and cultural competence, arising from an OCR review. See OCR case summary for this investigation.


Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children memo to local offices concerning immigrant access to benefits. The memo addresses Social Security numbers; citizenship and immigration status; and public charge determinations. (Memo FSM-03-09-52, September 15, 2003 [PDF]

North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Division of Social Services: Administrative Letter on Immigrant Access to Benefits -- Medicaid, NC Health Choice for Children, Food Stamps, and Work First.

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine "NC Latino Health, 2003: Final Report of the Latino Health Task Force."


The State of Tennessee Department of Human Services Guidance for Family Assistance Staff: Citizenship, Immigration Status, and Social Security Numbers (Bulletin 17, June 12, 2001) – also covers limited-English proficiency and public charge determinations. [PDF]

Tennessee Bureau of Health Services Policy 7.22, "Effect of Immigration Status in Provision of Patient Services" [PDF] and referenced posted notices [PDF].

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Content last reviewed on November 30, 2015