Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Costs of Crackdowns

Raids that target undocumented workers increasingly traumatize families left behind.

by Christopher Munsey, Monitor on Psychology
October 2008, Volume 39, No. 9

The growing number of workplace immigration raids is taking a toll on families — particularly those with young children — and psychologists are needed to help them cope with the trauma of abrupt separations, said a panel of psychologists at APA's Annual Convention.

At a session on the impact of federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on families and immigrant communities, psychologists shared their own experiences in addressing families' resulting mental health needs. [...]

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