The Real Border Crisis: Childhood Trauma from Family Separations
Jessica Blatt, Borgen Magazine (November 15, 2020)
In this piece, Jessica Blatt traces the intersecting traumas that immigrant children experience from the countries they leave behind to their detention at the border of a country they believed they could seek refuge in. The longstanding, compounding traumas these children face are, according to Blatt, tantamount to a mental health emergency. However, through collective action in support of legislative measures, including the Keep Families Together Act and electing legislators concerned about immigrant children’s welfare, the United States can work to mitigate continued harm.