How DACA and Immigration Affect Families


On Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intent to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, instituted by the Obama administration. President Trump called on the U.S. Congress to pass a replacement before its protections are phased out in the next six months. See full news story.

The end of DACA and other immigration policy issues pose many potential impacts on families. NCFR invites you to learn more about these issues in our articles and conference sessions listed below. Articles below are for members and subscribers only unless otherwise noted.

2017 NCFR Annual Conference Sessions

Past Conference Sessions (Open to all NCFR Members)

Family Focus Articles

Journal of Marriage and Family Articles

  • Dreby, J. (2012). The burden of deportation on children in Mexican immigrant families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74, 829–845. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.00989

  • Steinbach, A. (2013). Family structure and parent–child contact: A comparison of native and migrant families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 1114–1129. doi:10.1111/jomf.12060

  • Landale, N. S., Oropesa, R. S., & Noah, A. J. (2014). Immigration and the family circumstances of Mexican-origin children: A binational longitudinal analysis. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 24–36. doi:10.1111/jomf.12073

  • Sun, K. C.-Y. (2014). Reconfigured reciprocity: How aging Taiwanese immigrants transform cultural logics of elder care. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 875–889. doi:10.1111/jomf.12119

  • Lu, Y. (2014). Parental migration and education of left-behind children: A comparison of two settings. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 1082–1098. doi:10.1111/jomf.12139

  • Frank, K., & Hou, F. (2015). Source-country gender roles and the division of labor within immigrant families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77, 557–574. doi:10.1111/jomf.12171

  • Enriquez, L. E. (2015). Multigenerational punishment: Shared experiences of undocumented immigration status within mixed-status families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77, 939–953. doi:10.1111/jomf.12196

  • Crosnoe, R., Ansari, A., Purtell, K. M., & Wu, N. (2016). Latin American immigration, maternal education, and approaches to managing children's schooling in the United States. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 60–74. doi:10.1111/jomf.12250

  • Lersch, P. M. (2016). Family migration and subsequent employment: The effect of gender ideology. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 230–245. doi:10.1111/jomf.12251

  • Chae, S., Hayford, S. R., & Agadjanian, V. (2016). Father's migration and leaving the parental home in rural Mozambique. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 1047–1062. doi:10.1111/jomf.12295

  • Nisic, N., & Melzer, S. M. (2016). Explaining gender inequalities that follow couple migration. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 1063–1082. doi:10.1111/jomf.12323

  • Open to public: Mood, C., Jonsson, J. O., & Låftman, S. B. (2017). The mental health advantage of immigrant-background youth: The role of family factors. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79, 419–436. doi:10.1111/jomf.12340

Family Relations Articles

  • Raffaelli, M., Tran, S. P., Wiley, A. R., Galarza-Heras, M., & Lazarevic, V. (2012). Risk and resilience in rural communities: The experiences of immigrant Latina mothers. Family Relations, 61, 559–570. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00717

  • Sung, M., Chin, M., Lee, J., & Lee, S. (2013). Ethnic variations in factors contributing to the life satisfaction of migrant wives in south Korea. Family Relations, 62, 226–240. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00753

  • Falconier, M. K. (2013). Traditional gender role orientation and dyadic coping in immigrant Latino couples: Effects on couple functioning. Family Relations, 62, 269–283. doi:10.1111/fare.12002

  • Li, Y., & Warner, L. A. (2015). Parent–adolescent conflict, family cohesion, and self-esteem among hispanic adolescents in immigrant families: A comparative analysis. Family Relations, 64, 579–591. doi:10.1111/fare.12158

  • Crosnoe, R., & Ansari, A. (2016). Family socioeconomic status, immigration, and children's transitions into school. Family Relations, 65, 73–84. doi:10.1111/fare.12171

Journal of Family Theory & Review Articles

  • Myers-Walls, J. A. (2013). The immigrant paradox in children and adolescents: Is becoming American a developmental risk? Journal of Family Theory & Review, 5, 234–239. doi:10.1111/jftr.12018

  • Vesely, C. K., Letiecq, B. L., & Goodman, R. D. (2017). Immigrant family resilience in context: Using a community-based approach to build a new conceptual model. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 9, 93–110. doi:10.1111/jftr.12177