Health and Social Service Needs of US-Citizen Children with Detained or Deported Immigrant Parents

Research Report

Health and Social Service Needs of US-Citizen Children with Detained or Deported Immigrant Parents

Abstract

Between 2003 and 2013, the US government deported 3.7 million immigrants to their home countries, over 90 percent of whom were unauthorized immigrants from Mexico or Central America. According to the most reliable estimates, parents of US-born children made up between one-fifth and one-quarter of this total. Prior research suggests that families and children experience significant emotional and financial hardship when a parent is deported.

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Cross-Center Initiative

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