Immigration and Families Resources
This is a collection of resources that NCFR has gathered on immigration and families. You'll find links to articles, PowerPoint presentations, and recordings of research presentations from NCFR conferences, and additional reports on the subject.
- Policy Brief: Immigrant Families Across the Life Course: Policy Impacts on Physical and Mental Health
- Research Summary: The Negative Effects of Separating Families at the U.S.-Mexico Border
- NCFR Report: Family Focus on Immigration/Migration (available to NCFR members)
- Berger Cardoso, J., Scott, J. L., Faulkner, M., & Barros Lane, L. (2018). Parenting in the context of deportation risk. Journal of Marriage and Family, 80, 301-316. doi:10.1111/jomf.12463
- Chaudry, A., Capps, R., Pedroza, J. M., Castañeda, R. M., Santos, R., & Scott, M. M. (2010). Facing our future: Children in the aftermath of immigration enforcement. Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute
- Dreby, J. (2012). The burden of deportation on children in Mexican immigrant families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74, 829-845.
- 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
- Glick, J. E. (2010). Connecting complex processes: A decade of research on Immigrant families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 498-515. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00715.x
- Noah, A. J., Landale, N.S. (2017). Parenting strain among Mexican‐origin mothers: Differences by parental legal status and neighborhood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 80, 317-333. doi:10.1111/jomf.12438
- Solheim, C. A., & Ballard, J. (2016). Ambiguous loss due to separation in voluntary transnational families. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 8, 341-359. doi:10.1111/jftr.12160
- Vesely, C. V., 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.
NCFR Conference Sessions
- Video: Immigrant Health (available to NCFR members)
- PowerPoint and Audio: Adolescents and International Families
- PowerPoint and Audio: Cultural Perspectives of Spouses, Partners, and Cohabitation
- PowerPoint and Audio: Poverty and Upward Mobility
- Audio: Mexican American Families: Family Relationships in Established and Emerging Immigrant Communities
- PowerPoint: Ambiguous Loss in Transnational Mexican Families
- PowerPoint: Linguistic Representations of Immigrants in the DREAM Act and Implications for Family Impact Analysis
- As Foreign-Born Worker Population Grows, Many Lack Paid Sick Days — CLASP and Institute for Women's Policy Research
- Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs — Migration Policy Institute
- Supporting Children and Parents Affected by the Trauma of Separation — Child Trends and the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families.
- LGBTQ Asylum Seekers: How Clinicians Can Help — American Psychological Association
- Seeking Safety and Humanity in the Harshest Immigration Climate in a Generation: A Review of the Literature on the Effects of Separation and Detention on Migrant and Asylum‐Seeking Children and Families in the United States during the Trump Administration — Social Policy Report. 2021; 34: 1– 46. Society for Research in Child Development
- American Psychological Association (APA): Immigration Resources
- Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP): Preparing for Immigration Raids: What Early Childhood Stakeholders Can Do
- Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: Resources Related to Family Separation
- Child Welfare Information Gateway: Helping Immigrant Families Overcome Challenges
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): Resources on traumatic separation for immigrant children
- Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD): The Science of Childhood Trauma and Family Separation: A Discussion of Short- and Long-Term Effects [VIDEO]
Updated: July 30, 2019