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Immigrant Justice

Community Psychologists working with immigrant communities, identify as immigrants themselves, or who are looking to find ways to use their work towards justice for immigrant communities.

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Trauma-Informed Responses to Immigration Policies and Practices

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Public Policy
We call for an end to all traumatic policies, echoing U.S. Congressional calls to address the root of harm to children and recommendations to shift toward trauma-based systems of care for immigrant children and families.

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Leveraging our Role as Community Psychologists through Op-Eds and Letters to the Editors to Advocate for Immigrant Justice

Posted in: Immigrant Justice
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How to write Op-Eds to support social justice.

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Autochthony: Focusing on Community Values and Practices Can Support Immigrant Integration

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups
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Autochthony [aw-tok-thon-ey] is a sense of belonging originating from historical nativeness. The idea that “we were the first to arrive” promotes the emergence of a sense of ownership, which may have a negative impact on newcomer migrant groups.

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What is Life Like in an Immigrant Detention Center?

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy, Sense of Community | Tags:
The inhumanity of detention has far reaching effects on communities outside of the detention facility.

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Infograph: Effects of Deportation and Forced Separation on Immigrants, their Families, and Communities

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
A companion to our policy statement, this infographic is useful for immigration-related advocacy.

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Incarceration of Undocumented Families: A Policy Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action: Division 27 of the American Psychological Association

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, Immigrant Justice, Public Policy
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Jessica Chicco, Patricia Esparza, M. Brinton Lykes, Fabricio E. Balcazar and Kevin Ferreira On April 5th Antonio Puente, President of the APA, sent a letter to the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security raising concerns about the current policies regarding the incarceration of migrant families. That letter was based largely on the SCRA Statement. EXECUTIVE […]

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The Effects of Deportation on Families and Communities

Posted in: Aging, Children, Youth and Families, Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
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Deportation has numerous detrimental impacts on individuals who are deported, and on the families and communities they are forced to leave behind. This policy statement reviews the empirical literature to describe the effects of deportation on the individual, families, and the broader community, in order to inform policy and practice recommendations.

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Family Detention of Undocumented Immigrants: We Can Do Better

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
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A summary of the Incarceration of Undocumented Families: A Policy Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action: Division 27 of the American Psychological Association  from Rachel Storace “The current U.S. immigration policies and their enforcement have detrimental effects on migrant adults, children, families, and communities” In March of 2016, the Society for Community Research […]

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Know Your Rights

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
9/11/2017  From the National Immigrant Justice Center, Know your Rights has been updated to reflect new policies and procedures related to immigration and DACA. View or Print Documents Below: Know Your Rights, Espanol Know Your Rights 2017

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