Immigrant children, youth, and adults have been on heightened alert due to a number of public policy and enforcement protocol challenges that have emerged since early 2017. Hiro Yoshikawa and Ajay Chaudry will work with CLASP and NILC to provide research-based responses to policy changes that threaten the ability of unauthorized youth and citizen youth with unauthorized parents to access health and human services. This effort will synthesize multiple literatures relevant to the impacts of the current enforcement climate on child and youth development and the impacts of ending DACA on children and youth. For the latter, Yoshikawa will provide a declaration of the research evidence on the impacts of ending DACA, to be used in one of the most prominent legal cases challenging DACA’s repeal. The engagement plan includes short memos, model state policies or legislation, and a set of summary talking points for local, state, and national policy organizations.
Yoshikawa, Chaudry, CLASP, and NILC will collaborate on research-based responses to policy and legal challenges threatening the ability of unauthorized youth and citizen youth with unauthorized parents to access health and human services.