U.S. immigration policy and immigrant children's well-being: The impact of policy shifts

David Androff, Cecilia Ayón, David Becerra, Maria Gurrola, Lorraine Salas, Judy Krysik, Karen Gerdes, Elizabeth Segal

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Abstract

America is built upon a history of immigration; yet current immigration policy and anti-immigrant sentiment negatively affect the vulnerable population of immigrant families and children. Immigrant children face many problems, including economic insecurity, barriers to education, poor health outcomes, the arrest and deportation of family members, discrimination, and trauma and harm to their communities. These areas of immigrant children's economic and material well-being are examined in light of restrictive and punitive immigration policies at the federal and local level. Implications for social policy reform, such as decriminalization, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-98
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Volume38
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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Keywords

  • Children
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  • Immigrants
  • Immigration policy

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U.S. immigration policy and immigrant children's well-being : The impact of policy shifts. / Androff, David; Ayón, Cecilia; Becerra, David; Gurrola, Maria; Salas, Lorraine; Krysik, Judy; Gerdes, Karen; Segal, Elizabeth.

In: Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol. 38, No. 1, 03.2011, p. 77-98.

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