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Growing Up in the Shadows: How Unauthorized Status Puts Immigrant Youth at Risk

By Carola Suárez-Orozco, PhD (Professor of Human Development and Psychology at UCLA, Chair of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration) What are the implications of growing up in the shadows of our society? Over a million young people in United States live in limbo status, without formal documentation. Many were brought here as young […]

Good Immigration Reform Means Keeping Families Together

By Benjamin Vonachen (Senior Legislative Assistant, PI Government Relations Office) Can evidence-based psychological science be a persuasive voice in immigration reform?  The already passionate immigration debate before the U.S. Senate struck an emotional tone when Senator Al Franken (D-MN) took to the floor to address the issue of children/parent separations caused by immigration proceedings. “Over […]