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Family Consequences of Detention/Deportation | Kaiser Family Foundation

Publication date: 
September, 2018

September 18, 2018 

An array of Trump Administration policies currently are affecting immigrant families, including policies to enhance interior immigration enforcement, restrict entry into the U.S., and decrease use of public programsby immigrants and their U.S.-born children (Figure 1). As documented in a previous Kaiser Family Foundation report, these policies, along with growth in anti-immigrant sentiment, have significantly increased fear and uncertainty among immigrant families and had wide-ranging negative impacts on their health and well-being. This report builds on that work by exploring the direct impacts of detention and deportation on the finances, health, and well-being of families.


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