Monday, April 27, 2015

Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problems

Roberto Suro and Marcelo M. Suárez- Orozco  highlight this statistic in an op/ed in the New York Times:  "Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens."

In a recent report, the authors assessed more than 50 research studies of the children of unauthorized immigrants conducted by scholars in a variety of fields. This growing body of work shows that fear and uncertainty breed difficulties that manifest themselves in delayed cognitive development, lower educational performance and clinical levels of anxiety.


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