The Silent Crisis: Children Hurt by Current Immigration Enforcement Policies
Köhler, Julia R.
Chicago, IL: AMA Publishing Group
JAMA Pediatrics 168 2, February 2014, 103-104 pages
This article suggests that positive health outcomes among recently arrived immigrants are related to mutual care and family devotion. The trauma of familial separation due to parental detention and deportation, however, has long-term negative impacts on children's health and well-being. The authors advocate for immigration policies that make child well-being a top priority.