Lin fact-checks details of undocumented immigrants in U.S.

January 30, 2022 Lead Stories

Lead Stories, a fact-checking resource, featured Ann Chih Lin, associate professor of public policy, in one of their stories exploring how many undocumented immigrants are in the United States and what government services those immigrants can access. 

"Unauthorized migrants are expressly prohibited from receiving individual government benefits, such as welfare or Medicaid," Lin said. "In terms of voting, neither the federal government nor any state government in the US currently allows immigrants, legal or illegal to vote. However, some local governments do allow non-citizen immigrants to vote."