Increased immigration enforcement and perceived discrimination among Latino immigrants

David Becerra, Jason Castillo, Maria Rosario Silva Arciniega, Michela Bou Ghosn Naddy, Van Nguyen

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper was to examine the impact of perceived discrimination among Latino immigrants in the context of recent immigration policies and immigration enforcement strategies. Data for this study were drawn from a pilot study (n=213) of adult Latino immigrants living in Arizona during the summer of 2014. The results of multivariate OLS linear regressions indicated greater perceived discrimination was significantly related to reporting: (1) avoidance of immigration officials; (2) family has suffered; and (3) friends have suffered. In addition, greater perceived discrimination was significantly related to lower confidence in a better future for the individual, their families, their children, and the children of today. Implications for social work practice, advocacy, and research are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number4
    Pages (from-to)39-65
    Number of pages27
    JournalJournal of Sociology and Social Welfare
    Volume45
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jun 2018

    Keywords

    • Immigration
    • Immigration enforcement
    • Latinos
    • Perceived discrimination

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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