Research Report Implications of Immigration Enforcement Activities for the Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families: A Review of the Literature
Randolph Capps, Heather Koball, Andrea Campetella, Krista Perreira, Sarah Hooker, Juan Pedroza
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An estimated 5.3 million children live with unauthorized immigrant parents, and 85 percent of these children are US-born citizens. Over the past decade, the United States has devoted significant resources to apprehending unauthorized immigrants in the US interior. These children remain vulnerable to separation from their parents because of immigration enforcement actions. This report reviews the literature on the impacts of parental deportation on children and on their needs for health and social services.
Research Areas Children and youth Immigration
Tags Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities Economic well-being Kids in context Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population