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Research

From Immigrant Detention to a More Effective U.S. Immigration Custody System

By | Deportation, Detention, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight

From Immigrant Detention to a More Effective U.S. Immigration Custody System

Randy Capps, Doris Meissner, Nina Siulc & Claire Trickler-McNulty, Migration Policy Institute (September 2, 2021)

This webinar discusses the findings of a new report regarding the U.S. immigration detention system and makes recommendations on how the system can be redesigned.

Latino Children Represent over a Quarter of the Child Population Nationwide and Make up at Least 40 percent in 5 Southwestern States

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Research Highlight

Latino Children Represent over a Quarter of the Child Population Nationwide and Make up at Least 40 percent in 5 Southwestern States

Yiyu Chen & Lina Guzman, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (September 15, 2021)

This report provides data on the Latino children population at a state level and provides comparison data for the different states.

Practitioners in New Mexico’s TANF program offer perspectives on Engaging Hispanic Families

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Social Work

Practitioners in New Mexico’s TANF program offer perspectives on Engaging Hispanic Families

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Lisa Gennetain, Sophia Sepp and Santiago Deambrosi, National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (September 22, 2021)

This brief discusses a survey given to practitioners within the New Mexico TANF program to highlight, at a local and state level, how these practitioners are engaging with Hispanic families seeking services.

How Systemic Inequities in Language Access are Impacting Asian, Pacific Islander, and African Immigrant and Refugee Communities During the Pandemic

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Language Issues, Research Highlight

How Systemic Inequities in Language Access are Impacting Asian, Pacific Islander, and African Immigrant and Refugee Communities During the Pandemic

 Derek Lin, MPH, Research and Policy Analyst, New Mexico Voices for Children and Judy Barnstone, Ph.D., Associate Professor, New Mexico Highlands University (August 2021)

This report documents the findings of a mixed-method study exploring language access-related challenges experienced by refugee and immigrant communities in New Mexico during the pandemic.

Latino Child Poverty Rose During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Especially Among Children in Immigrant Families

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

Latino Child Poverty Rose During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Especially Among Children in Immigrant Families

Lina Guzman & Yiyu Chen, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (August 3, 2021)

This data snapshot, from a larger series documenting Latino families’ experiences during and after the pandemic, indicates that the pandemic’s economic toll impacted Latino children in immigrant families particularly heavily.

Mississippi ICE Raids Two Years Later: Increased Strains and Shrinking Hope

By | Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight

Mississippi ICE Raids Two Years Later: Increased Strains and Shrinking Hope

Mississippi Center for Justice (August 6, 2021)

This report reviews the lasting impacts and problems 2 years after the 2019 ICE raids in Mississippi and provides recommendations for a path forward. Read previous report here too.

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Public Charge, Research Highlight

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families: Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021)

This brief reviews topics addressed during a workshop on immigrant families’ access to U.S. social programs and the implications for children’s mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being.

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Trauma

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

Óscar F. Gil-García, Francesca Bové, Luz Velazquez,  Sarah Vener & Alexandra Miranda; Latino Studies (May 3, 2021)

This research documents the traumatic impacts of family separation under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

New Data Reveal Stark Decreases in SNAP Participation Among U.S. Citizen Children Living With a Non-Citizen

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

New Data Reveal Stark Decreases in SNAP Participation Among U.S. Citizen Children Living With a Non-Citizen

Food Research & Action Center (May 2021)

This new analysis of the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control data found that SNAP participation dropped by 22.5% (718,000+ children) among U.S. citizen children in households with a non-citizen.