Using a legal violence framework, this paper examines the relationship between current immigration policies and the mental health of Latino immigrants in Arizona. Data were drawn from a sample of adult Latino immigrants (n = 427) living in Arizona. Results indicated that participants who reported a greater personal suffering as a consequence of current immigration policies reported significantly higher symptoms of 1) depression, 2) anxiety, and 3) stress. In addition, participants who reported greater family suffering as a consequence of current immigration policies reported significantly higher symptoms of: 1) anxiety and 2) stress.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work|
|State||Published - May 3 2020|
- mental health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)