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Immigrant Families Research

Safe-Zone Schools and Children with Undocumented Parents

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Immigrant Families Research, Legal/Law, Research, Safety

Safe-Zone Schools and Children with Undocumented Parents

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, José R. Bucheli & Ana P. Martinez-Donate, National Symposium on Family Issues (November 27, 2021)

This research explores different geographical areas that have adopted safe-zone policies and assesses how these polices protect students from the potential negative impacts of immigration enforcement. (Note this chapter is not open access.)

Research Documents Harm of Public Charge Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Research Documents Harm of Public Charge Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Protecting Immigrant Families (January 2022)

This report outlines how the Trump-era public charge policy continues to negatively impact immigrant families during the COVID-19 pandemic despite its reversal by the Biden administration in March 2021.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the United We Dream Community

By | Deportation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the United We Dream Community

Latinx Immigrant Health Alliance and United We Dream, United We Dream (2021)

This report outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic, fear of deportation and detention, and lack of support from current and past administrations has impacted the health and wellbeing of undocumented youth and adults.

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The psychological effects of forced family separation on asylum-seeking children and parents at the US-Mexico border: A qualitative analysis of medico-legal documents

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

The psychological effects of forced family separation on asylum-seeking children and parents at the US-Mexico border: A qualitative analysis of medico-legal documents

Kathryn Hampton, Elsa Raker, Hajar Habbach, Linda Camaj Deda, Michele Heisler, and Ranit Mishori; PLOS ONE (November 24, 2021)

This study explored narratives from parents and children separated as a result of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy. Data indicated significant negative mental health outcomes even after reunification.

The Invisible Work of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers and its Importance for Immigrant and Dual Language Learner Families

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

The Invisible Work of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers and its Importance for Immigrant and Dual Language Learner Families

Maki Park & Jasmine Flores Pena, Migration Policy Institute (December 2021)

This brief reviews the importance of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care for immigrant and dual language learner families and the barriers these caregivers encounter in accessing public subsidies and other supportive resources. It also provides recommendations to improve support of FFN caregivers.

“Any Day They Could Deport Me”: Over 44,000 Immigrant Children Trapped in the SIJS Backlog

By | Deportation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

“Any Day They Could Deport Me”: Over 44,000 Immigrant Children Trapped in the SIJS Backlog

Rachel Leya Davidson and Laila L. Hlass, End SIJS Backlog Coalition and The Door (November 2021)

This report documents the extent and ramifications of the SIJS backlog and offers recommendations for addressing the backlog and providing protection to this vulnerable population of children.