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“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.

A Vision Forward: Policies Needed to Protect the Best Interests of ‘Category 4′ Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

A Vision Forward: Policies Needed to Protect the Best Interests of ‘Category 4′ Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America; Migration & Refugee Services, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (June 2021)

This report details the findings from a survey of long-term foster care (LTFC) and unaccompanied refugee minor (URM) program providers and highlights how the federal system departs from core child welfare principles. It also offers policy recommendations to better protect the interests of these vulnerable children.

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

Mark Greenberg, Kylie Grow, Stephanie Heredia, Kira Monin and Essey Workie; Migration Policy Institute (June 2021)

This report reviews federal post-release services for unaccompanied minors and highlights ongoing gaps in meeting these children’s needs. It also provides recommendations for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), state and local governments, and community providers in order to improve outcomes for unaccompanied minors.

Asian Immigrant Experiences with Racism, Immigration-Related Fears, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Asian Immigrant Experiences with Racism, Immigration-Related Fears, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Samantha Artiga, Latoya Hill, Bradley Corallo, and Jennifer Tolbert; Kaiser Family Foundation (June 18, 2021)

This reports details the recent experiences of racism and discrimination, immigration-related fears, and impacts of the pandemic among Asian immigrant patients at four community health centers in Alameda County, CA; San Francisco, CA; Houston, TX; and King County, WA.

Borders, Immigrants & Health

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

Borders, Immigrants & Health

Health Affairs (July 2021)

This issue of Health Affairs contains various research articles, datagraphics, analyses and commentaries on the intersection of immigration and health issues, including topics such as public charge, sanctuary policy, insurance coverage and how they impact immigrant children and families.

Documentation status socialization among Latinx immigrant parents

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

Documentation status socialization among Latinx immigrant parents

Fernanda L Cross, Saraí Blanco Martinez, Deborah Rivas-Drake; New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (May 25, 2021)

This study explored the ethnic-racial socialization practices among Latinx immigrant families in the U.S., including documentation status socialization, to better understand the types of messages parents share with their children related to the causes and potential impacts of their documentation status.

‘A place where my children could learn to read, write, and play’: The search for early care and education among undocumented Central American immigrant mothers

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Parenting, Research Highlight

‘A place where my children could learn to read, write, and play’: The search for early care and education among undocumented Central American immigrant mothers 

Colleen K.Vesely, Elizabeth K.DeMulder, Amber B. Sansbury, Elizabeth F. Davis, Bethany L. Letiecq, Isabella Willard, Rachael D. Goodman, and Amigas de la Comunidad; Early Childhood Research Quarterly (May 2021)

Getting Back on Track: A Detailed Look at Health Coverage Trends for Latino Children

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

Getting Back on Track: A Detailed Look at Health Coverage Trends for Latino Children

Kelly WhitenerAlexandra Corcoran; Center for Children & Families of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute (June 8, 2021)

This report reveals trends in healthcare coverage for Latino children in recent years, including the “chilling effects” of the Trump administration and its public charge rule, and provides recommendations for the federal and state/local levels to improve coverage for this vulnerable population.

Pushed Into Harm’s Way: Forced Returns of Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Danger by the USA and Mexico

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Pushed Into Harm’s Way: Forced Returns of Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Danger by the USA and Mexico

Amnesty International (June 11, 2021)

This report details the deportations of thousands of unaccompanied minors by both the USA and Mexico without sufficient screenings for the danger and harm these children may encounter, and offers recommendation to both nation’s government to address these issues.