The Effects of Forced Family Separation in the Rio Grande Valley: A Family Unity, Family Health Research Update

The Effects of Forced Family Separation in the Rio Grande Valley: A Family Unity, Family Health Research Update

Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, Sara Satinsky, and Jonathan Heller, Human Impact Partners & La Union del Pueblo Entero (October 2018)

This report lifts up how everyday activities, like driving, can result in severe consequences for children and families in the Valley. A minor traffic stop can snowball into the detention or deportation of a Rio Grande Valley community member. We chronicle how current practices around traffic stops, identification (ID) cards, and immigration enforcement are affecting the health and safety of the entire Rio Grande Valley.

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