Charting Directions for Research on Immigrant Children Affected by Undocumented Status

Luis H. Zayas, Kalina M. Brabeck, Laurie Cook Heffron, Joanna Dreby, Esther J. Calzada, J. Rubén Parra-Cardona, Alan J. Dettlaff, Lauren Heidbrink, Krista M. Perreira, Hirokazu Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Three groups of children from Mexico and Central America are vulnerable to effects of U.S. immigration policies: (1) foreign-born children who entered the United States with undocumented immigrant parents; (2) unaccompanied children who entered the United States alone; and (3) U.S.-born citizen-children of undocumented immigrant parents. Despite the recent demographic growth of these youth, scholarship on their strengths and challenges is under-theorized and isolated within specific disciplines. Hence, service providers, researchers, and policymakers have insufficient research to inform their efforts to support the children’s well-being. A group of scholars and service providers with expertise in immigrant children convened to establish consensus areas and identify gaps in knowledge of undocumented, unaccompanied, and citizen-children of undocumented immigrant parents. The primary goal was to establish a research agenda that increases interdisciplinary collaborations, informs clinical practice, and influences policies. This report summarizes key issues and recommendations that emerged from the meeting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-435
Number of pages24
JournalHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

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Keywords

  • citizen-children
  • refugees
  • unaccompanied children
  • undocumented immigrants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language

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Charting Directions for Research on Immigrant Children Affected by Undocumented Status. / Zayas, Luis H.; Brabeck, Kalina M.; Heffron, Laurie Cook; Dreby, Joanna; Calzada, Esther J.; Parra-Cardona, J. Rubén; Dettlaff, Alan J.; Heidbrink, Lauren; Perreira, Krista M.; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu.

In: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 4, 01.11.2017, p. 412-435.

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Zayas, LH, Brabeck, KM, Heffron, LC, Dreby, J, Calzada, EJ, Parra-Cardona, JR, Dettlaff, AJ, Heidbrink, L, Perreira, KM & Yoshikawa, H 2017, 'Charting Directions for Research on Immigrant Children Affected by Undocumented Status', Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 412-435. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739986317722971
Zayas, Luis H. ; Brabeck, Kalina M. ; Heffron, Laurie Cook ; Dreby, Joanna ; Calzada, Esther J. ; Parra-Cardona, J. Rubén ; Dettlaff, Alan J. ; Heidbrink, Lauren ; Perreira, Krista M. ; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu. / Charting Directions for Research on Immigrant Children Affected by Undocumented Status. In: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2017 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 412-435.
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