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Immigrant Families Research

Immigration Enforcement Fear and Anxiety in Latinx High School Students: The Indirect Effect of Perceived Discrimination

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

Immigration Enforcement Fear and Anxiety in Latinx High School Students: The Indirect Effect of Perceived Discrimination

Jodi Berger Cardoso, Kalina Brabeck, Randy Capps, Tzuan Chen, Natalia Giraldo-Santiago, Anjely Huertas, and Nubia A. Mayorga; Journal of Adolescent Health (August 20, 2020)

This study explored the impacts of immigration enforcement on fear and anxiety among Latinx high school student and the role of perceived discrimination in this association.

Adults in Low-Income Immigrant Families Were Deeply Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis yet Avoided Safety Net Programs in 2020

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

Adults in Low-Income Immigrant Families Were Deeply Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis yet Avoided Safety Net Programs in 2020

Hamutal Bernstein, Dulce Gonzalez, and Michael Karpman; Urban Institute (May 2021)

This research explores the persistent chilling effects on benefits program use during the pandemic, particularly among low-income immigrant families who live below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Many Immigrant Families with Children Continued to Avoid Public Benefits in 2020, Despite Facing Hardships

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

Many Immigrant Families with Children Continued to Avoid Public Benefits in 2020, Despite Facing Hardships

Jennifer M. Haley, Genevieve M. Kenney, Hamutal Bernstein, and Dulce Gonzalez; Urban Institute (May 2021)

This research explores the many hardships, financial concerns, and chilling effects experienced by immigrant families with children during 2020. Researchers found that 20% of immigrant families avoided public benefits due to immigration-related concerns.

Immigrants and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children in the United States

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

Immigrants and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children in the United States

Jacob Hofstetter and Margie McHugh, Migration Policy Institute (April 2021)

The U.S. fact sheet provided by the Migration Policy Institute, examine the main sociodemographic features of immigrant and native-born parents with the intention of gaining more knowledge about how to create more equitable ways of integrating the needs of immigrant families in the United States with a focus on early childhood, health and social services, and the education systems.  There are also fact sheets included for each state. The webinar link highlights the data that illustrates the disparities that children in immigrant families experience in the United States.

Federal, State, and Local Immigrant-Related Policies and Child Health Outcomes: a Systematic Review

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Legal/Law, Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

Federal, State, and Local Immigrant-Related Policies and Child Health Outcomes: a Systematic Review

Danielle M. Crookes, Kaitlyn K. Stanhope, Ye Ji Kim, Elizabeth Lummus, & Shakira F. Suglia, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (February 8, 2021)

This systematic review evaluates local, state, and federal immigration related policies and the impact that these policies have on the health outcomes of children.

Barriers to Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for Eligible but Uninsured Latinx Children: A Texas Case Study

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

Barriers to Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for Eligible but Uninsured Latinx Children: A Texas Case Study

Clara Alvarez Caraveo, Luis E. Basurto, Dulce Gonzalez, & Clare Pan, Urban Institute (February 2021)

This research article uses a case study focusing on Texas to explore the obstacles that exist for Latinx children that are eligible to access federal benefits but are also uninsured.

Heightened immigration enforcement impacts US citizens’ birth outcomes: Evidence from early ICE interventions in North Carolina

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight

Heightened immigration enforcement impacts US citizens’ birth outcomes: Evidence from early ICE interventions in North Carolina 

Romina Tome, Marcos A. Rangel, Christina M. Gibson-Davis, and Laura Bellows (February 3, 2021) 

In an attempt to understand the potential impact of immigration enforcement policies, namely the implementation of Section 287(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, researchers analyze the newborn health and prenatal service utilization of three different groups at different levels of exposure to ICE activities. Results indicate that groups with more risk of harm due to this program had lower birth weights and lowered incidents of receiving prenatal care. 

Immigrant Families during the Pandemic On the Frontlines but Left Behind

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Public Charge, Research, Research Highlight, Topics

Immigrant Families during the Pandemic On the Frontlines but Left Behind 

Juan Carlos Gomez and Vanessa Meraz, CLASP (February 2021) 

Highlighting the unique manner in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted immigrants in the United States, this brief covers how this population has been left behind. The authors review how this vulnerable population’s struggles have been exacerbated by the pandemic, the policies that have prevented them from meeting their basic needs, and concludes with recommendations for how the federal government can redress their needs. 

Unseen Costs: The Direct and Indirect Impact of U.S. Immigration Policies on Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being

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

Unseen Costs: The Direct and Indirect Impact of U.S. Immigration Policies on Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being

Joseph Mattingly II, Laurel Kiser, Sherika Hill, Ernestine C. Briggs, Carrie Purbeck Trunzo, Zafar Zafari, and Theresa S. Betancourt, Journal of Traumatic Stress (August 13, 2020)

Utilizing economic modeling techniques, this study examines the literal direct and indirect costs of the Zero-Tolerance Policy upon the children who were separated from their parents at the border. Estimates from the study indicate that, compared to a baseline “No Detention” scenario, zero-tolerance migration policy cost more per child and proved to be of more significant expense to our healthcare system. The authors surmise that such policy is not only morally distressing but also economically disadvantageous. 

“The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Immigrant Children & Families: A Call to Action” as part of COVID-19 and Child Welfare: Challenges and Responses

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

“The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Immigrant Children & Families: A Call to Action” as part of COVID-19 and Child Welfare: Challenges and Responses

Jesse Ramirez and Kristina Lovato, CWLA Press (2020)

This essay (page 35) discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted systemic issues of inequality in the health care system and economy for Latinx immigrant children and families in the United States. It concludes with a call to action to address related macro- and mezzo-level systemic weaknesses impacting this population.