Research Report Health and Social Service Needs of US-Citizen Children with Detained or Deported Immigrant Parents
Heather Koball, Randolph Capps, Krista Perreira, Andrea Campetella, Sarah Hooker, Juan Pedroza, William Monson, Sandra Huerta
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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.

Research Areas Immigration
Tags Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population