Latinos’ connections to immigrants

how knowing a deportee impacts Latino health

Edward Vargas, Melina Juárez, Gabriel R. Sanchez, Maria Livaudais

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Abstract

This manuscript examines how personally knowing a deportee and/or undocumented immigrant affects the mental health of Latina/o adults. Utilising a new survey sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico (n = 1493), we estimate a series of logistic regressions to understand how personal connections to immigrants are affecting the mental health of Latinos using stress process theory. Our modelling approach takes into consideration the sociopolitical, familial, cultural, and personal contexts that make up the Latina/o experience, which is widely overlooked in datasets that treat Latinos as a homogeneous ethnic group. Our findings suggest that knowing a deportee increases the odds of having to seek help for mental health problems. The significance of this work has tremendous implications for policy makers, health service providers, and researchers interested in reducing health disparities among minority populations especially under a new administration, which has adopted more punitive immigration policies and enforcement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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StateAccepted/In press - Mar 24 2018

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Keywords

  • deportations
  • Health disparities
  • Latino populations
  • mental health
  • survey research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Latinos’ connections to immigrants : how knowing a deportee impacts Latino health. / Vargas, Edward; Juárez, Melina; Sanchez, Gabriel R.; Livaudais, Maria.

In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 24.03.2018, p. 1-18.

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