Parental deportation can have profound and long-lasting consequences for the children left behind. To our knowledge, no large-scale, longitudinal, and population-based study has examined the short- and long-term effects of parental deportation on the health and well-being of U.S. citizen children of deported immigrants. The aim of this 2-year mixed-methods pilot study is to develop and test a novel methodology to conduct such a study in the near future. This study will inform the methods of a future large cohort study to determine the impact of deportation policies on the health and well-being of U.S. citizen children of deported Mexican immigrants.
Additional collaborators on this project include Ana P. Martinez-Donate from Drexel University and M. Gudelia Rangel-Gomez from the Mexico section of the US Mexico Border Health Commission.