No Place to Belong

@article{Gonzales2013NoPT,
  title={No Place to Belong},
  author={Roberto G. Gonzales and Carola Su{\'a}rez-Orozco and Maria Cecilia Dedios-Sanguineti},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={1174 - 1199}
}
This article examines the consequences of undocumented immigration status for those who grow up in the United States. The aim is to examine the relationship between undocumented immigrant status and mental and emotional health. Our efforts focus on undocumented immigrants who arrive as children and spend most of their formative years in the United States. The experiences of these undocumented members of the 1.5 generation are quite different from those who migrate as adults. We are interested… 
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From undocumented to lawfully present: Do changes to legal status impact psychological wellbeing among latino immigrant young adults?
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The ripple effects of immigration enforcement on the lives of citizen and undocumented children in the United States (U.S.) remain hidden. Amidst unpredictable and traumatic immigration enforcement
Breaking the Silence: a Framework for School Psychologists Working with Students of Undocumented Immigrant Families
Recent action from the White House canceling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act has increased the fear felt by undocumented families about their security to continue living in the
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A qualitative examination of the career development of undocumented young adults and general work attitudes found barriers that most impacted work volition were economic strain and limited mobility; resources that were most supportive for work volitions were social support, institutional support, and public policy changes.
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