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Research on Current Issues

“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.

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.

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)

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.

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.