Estimates suggests that between 2011 and 2013, at least half a million children experienced the deportation of a parent (Capps et al. 2015). While multiple studies document the numerous psychological and economic effects of this aggressive system of immigration enforcement, an understudied area in this literature is how families navigate family life throughout the process of a detention and/or deportation. By doing so, this study recognizes that families perform new roles including advocacy, emotional anchoring, and financial laboring in an attempt to maintain family well-being.
deportation, family separation, detention
Family, Life Course, and Society | Migration Studies
SMU Tower Center and Latino Center for Leadership and Development
Ramirez, Blanca, "Interrupted Family Ties: How the Detention or Deportation of a Parent Transforms Family Life" (2018). Latino Public Policy. 9.