Patrick Oakford is a Policy Analyst on the Immigration and Economic Policy Teams at the Center for American Progress.
Articles by this author
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Out of the Shadows and Out of Poverty: Reducing Poverty Through Immigration Reform
The Census Bureau recently released new data on poverty in the United States. While the coverage that followed provided an overview of the new numbers, and in the case of TalkPoverty examined policy choices that would dramatically reduce poverty, there is one important issue that received little...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Reverse Robin Hood: Conservatives Take Child Tax Credit from Families on the Brink, Give to the Rich
This week, the House is set to vote on a bill that would systematically gut the Child Tax Credit (CTC) as we currently know it. We’ve seen conservatives offer this bill many times before. In a reverse Robin Hood maneuver, they would take away CTC benefits from low-income families in order to expand...