How Immigration Enforcement Affects the Lives of Older Latinos in the United States

David Becerra, Louise M. Quijano, M. Alex Wagaman, Andrea Cimino, Kelly N. Blanchard

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of U.S. immigration enforcement on the lives of older Latinos in the United States. Data were drawn from the 2007 Pew Hispanic Center National Survey of Latinos. The sample consisted of 326 participants who were age 55 years or older. Multivariate ordinal logistic regressions indicated that participants who had greater hardships as a result of U.S. immigration enforcement (a) had lower use of government services, (b) perceived the situation for Latinos worse today, (c) had a greater fear of deportation, and (d) perceived a lower quality of life for themselves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-376
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Poverty
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2015

Keywords

  • fear of deportation
  • immigration
  • Latinos
  • older Latinos
  • undocumented immigration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Sociology and Political Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'How Immigration Enforcement Affects the Lives of Older Latinos in the United States'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this