DACA has shielded nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation
(Jens Manuel Krogstadj, Pew Research Center, Sept 1, 2017)
The latest data released by USCIS shows that close to 790,000 undocumented immigrants have received deportation relief and work permits since the institution of the DACA program. Other trends in DACA requests and renewals are also discussed.
Children of legally protected immigrants less likely to suffer mental illness
(Emily Underwood, Science, Aug 31, 2017)
A new study shows that immigration relief, such as the DACA program, bestowed upon undocumented parents improves the mental health and well-being of their children. In fact, diagnoses of mental illness in the children of DACA-protected mothers fell by about 50% after the temporary relief came into effect.
The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development
(Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 22, 2017)
This report provides insight into how gender, race, ethnicity and more affect formative developmental experiences in young people. It also provides recommendations for child welfare professionals on how to best support both parents and children through this process.
Crisis on the Border: Specialized Capacity Building in Nonprofit Immigration Organizations
(Dyana P. Mason and Emily Fiocco, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, June 27, 2016)
This study examines two organizations serving unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.–Mexico Border as well as the policy context for capacity investments and capacity building in the government and nonprofit arenas.
A birth cohort study of Asian and Pacific Islander children reported for abuse and neglect by maternal nativity and ethnic origin
(Megan Finno-Velasquez, Lindsey Palmer, John Prindle, Christina Tam, Emily Putnam-Hornstein; Child Abuse and Neglect; Oct 2017)
This study’s findings show disparities in CPS involvement for children of Asian origin that have implications for health and well-being across the life course. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)
Immigration Status and the Healthcare Access and Health of Children of Immigrants
(Julia Gelatt, Social Science Quarterly, Mar 9, 2016)
This study examines how children’s and parents’ immigration status (U.S. born, legal immigrant, or undocumented) is associated with children’s access to insurance and healthcare and with children’s physical health. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)
Multigenerational Punishment: Shared Experiences of Undocumented Immigration Status Within Mixed-Status Families
(Laura E. Enriquez, Journal of Marriage and Family, Apr 28, 2015)
U.S. citizen children and their undocumented parents often share risks and limitations associated with undocumented immigration status, characterized here as multigenerational punishment, a distinct form of legal violence where the sanctions intended for a specific population spill over to negatively affect individuals who are not targeted by laws. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)
Child support and mixed-status families: an analysis using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study
(Lanlan Xu, Maureen A. Pirog, Edward D. Vargas, Social Science Research, Nov 2016)
This research has implications for policy makers and researchers interested in reducing child poverty in complex family structures and underscores the need to revisit child support policies for mixed-status families. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)
Racial Disparities in Child Adversity in the US: Interactions with Family Immigration History and Income
(Natalie Slopen, ScD; Jack P. Shonkoff, MD; Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH; Hirokazu Yoshikawa, PhD; Aryana Jacobs, BA; Rebecca Stoltz, MPH; David R. Williams, PhD; Am Journal of Preventative Medicine, Jan 2016)
Study examines racial/ethnic differences in nine adversities among children (birth to 17) in the National Survey of Child Health and determines how differences vary by immigration history and income. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)
Research:The Healthy Immigrant Paradox and Child Maltreatment: A Systematic Review (by Lina S. Millett, Journal of Immigrant Minority Health, Feb 25, 2016)
Systematic review suggests immigrant advantage for emotional and sexual abuse but higher rates of physical neglect and lack of supervision.