Children in the United States Have an Unauthorized Immigrant Parent
Our latest brief finds that roughly one in four Hispanic children in the United States has a parent who is an unauthorized immigrant. This study—the first to identify this proportion for all Latino children in the United States—comes at a critical time. As the nation considers its immigration policy, it is important to understand the extent to which Latino children are at risk of experiencing parental deportation and the stress, anxiety, and trauma associated with it.
Join our panel—representing policy, training and technical assistance, and programmatic organizations—as they discuss ways to conceptualize and achieve cultural responsiveness. Tweet along with the hashtag #NRCHispanicto follow the conversation on Twitter!
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time:2:00-3:00pm ET (60 minutes)
Dr. Michael López (Principal Associate, Early Childhood at Abt Associates and Co-Principal Investigator at the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families);
Dr. Lina Guzman (Co-Director of Reproductive Health and Family Formation at Child Trends and Co-Principal Investigator at the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families);
Jennifer Amaya-Thompson, M.S.W. (Program Specialist, Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices Content Lead, Comprehensive Services and TTA Division, Office of Early Childhood Development, ACF, Department of Health and Human Services);
Dr. Deborah Mazzeo (Cultural and Linguistic Practices Coordinator at the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning);
Dr. Matthew Weyer (Education Policy Specialist at the National Conference of State Legislatures);and
Public assistance programs aim to provide support to low-income children and families, and help them attain or regain economic self-sufficiency. Despite high levels of poverty, Hispanics are less likely than members of other racial/ethnic groups to participate in some public assistance programs. Although the reasons for this are not fully understood, this brief describes reasons low- to middle-income Hispanic parents reported for not applying for public assistance or, for those already receiving assistance, not applying for additional assistance.
Highlights from the Field
State Immigration Policies Report and Data Tool
One in 10 children in the U.S. live with at least one non-citizen parent. Eighty percent of these children are U.S.-born citizens. Learn about how state immigration policies and changes impact low-income children and families in this report and companion data tool from the Urban Institute.
Undocumented Immigrants and Their Experience With Illegality
Immigrant Students Are Internalizing Stereotypes: Educators Can Help
Today's educators are serving the most racially diverse cohort of students in our nation's history. In this Education Week blog post, leaders from UCLA and Re-imagining Migration stress that teachers must be the first responders to immigrant students' isolation.