Immigration

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Mental Health Inside Detention Centers: The Unknown Toll on Latinx Child Immigrants

Cecilia Galvan

Thousands of children still live inside US immigration detention centers, and they are not getting adequate care. These populations include large numbers of Latinx children currently living in a traumatic and uncertain environment. Obtaining the data necessary to understand the mental health impacts of detainment on these children is vital. Read more

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Coronavirus and Immigration: ICE Reductions Are Too Little, Too Late

William D. Lopez and Nicole L. Novak

In the face of decades of mistrust and fear, the operational changes proposed by ICE are paltry. Now more than ever, say Lopez and Novak, is the time to prioritize human dignity and public health and to allow immigrant communities to shelter safely in place. Read more

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Families Are Choosing between Their Health and Staying Together

Paul Fleming and William Lopez

Some immigrant families in Michigan are choosing to miss clinic appointments and opt out of public benefits that would help keep children healthy and prevent disease because they fear it will affect their chances of staying in this country together. Read more

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The Impact of Parent-Child Separation at the Border

Hurley Riley

More than 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border between May and June 2018. University of Michigan experts weigh in on how the trauma of long-term separation from their parents effects a child’s development. Read more