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The Day That ICE Came: How Worksite Raids Are Once Again Harming Children and Families

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The Day That ICE Came: How Worksite Raids Are Once Again Harming Children and Families

Wendy Cervantes, Rebecca Ulrich, & Vanessa Meraz, CLASP (July 13, 2020)

CLASP conducted a study at three locations where ICE worksite raids were conducted in order to evaluate the impact on immigrant children and families. Findings shows severe adverse affects on the mental health and economic well-being of children, their parents, and their communities.

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The Majority of Low-Income Hispanic and Black Households Have Little-to-No Bank Access, Complicating Access to COVID Relief Funds

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The Majority of Low-Income Hispanic and Black Households Have Little-to-No Bank Access, Complicating Access to COVID Relief Funds

Lina Guzman & Renee Ryberg, National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (June 11, 2020)

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), 60% of low-income Hispanic and black households have very limited, if any, access to banks. This creates issues for families eligible for CARES Act stimulus checks.

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Hispanic Fathers Report Frequent Involvement in the Lives of their Children

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Hispanic Fathers Report Frequent Involvement in the Lives of their Children

Elizabeth Wildsmith, Elizabeth Karberg, & Brooke Whitfield, National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (June 8th, 2020)

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families looked at cross-sectional data sets collected by the National Survey of Family Growth to evaluate Hispanic fathers’ involvement in their children’s lives, both U.S. born and non-U.S. born. The data showed that Hispanic fathers, regardless of where they were born, were heavily involved in their children’s lives reporting engagement, warmth, and caregiving activities.

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U.S. Latinos Among Hardest Hit by Pay Cuts, Job Losses Due to Coronavirus

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U.S. Latinos Among Hardest Hit by Pay Cuts, Job Losses Due to Coronavirus

Jens Manuel Krogstad, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, & Luis Noe-Bustamante, Pew Research Center (April 3, 2020)

This research brief shows that Latinos in the United States have either suffered a job loss or pay cut or have had someone in their household suffer a job loss or pay cuts due to COVID-19.

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Do States’ Immigrant Family Policies Improve the Health of Children of Immigrants?

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Research, Research Highlight

Do States’ Immigrant-Friendly Policies Improve the Health of Children of Immigrants?

Heather Koball & Seth Hartig, National Center for Children in Poverty  (April, 2020)

This study investigated the impact of immigrant-friendly policies on health outcomes for children of immigrants. The study found that in states with sanctuary policies and where undocumented immigrants could access driver licenses children’s preventative health outcomes improved.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is Straining Families’ Abilities to Afford Basic Needs

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is Straining Families’ Abilities to Afford Basic Needs: Low-Income and Hispanic Families the Hardest Hit

Michael Karpman, Stephen Zuckerman, Dulce Gonzalez, & Genevieve M. Kenney, Urban Institute (April, 2020)

The Urban Institute surveyed adults across the country to understand the impact of COVID-19 and found that low-income and people of color have been hit the hardest.

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Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

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Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

Jeanne Batalova, Brittany Blizzard, & Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute (February 14, 2020)

This article looks at the most recent resources and data from the Migration Policy Institute, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and State to answer the most frequently asked questions regarding immigration.

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