In this paper, my colleagues and I present some of the first data on Asian and Latinx immigrants' direct encounters with law enforcement. We find that experiences such as racial profiling, seeing immigration officials in neighborhoods, and knowing someone deported are associated with delays in timely use of health care.
My paper in International Migration Review shows that direct encounters with immigration enforcement are associated with worse general health and increased psychological distress for both Latinx and Asian immigrants. This study uses data from the Research on Immigrant Health and State Policy survey.
In two new policy fact sheets, we share findings from the Research on Immigrant Health and State Policy survey that shows that In two new policy fact sheets, we share findings from the at the workplace, accessing health care, encountering law or immigration enforcement, and using public benefits.
In this American Journal of Public Health editorial, Steven P. Wallace and I identify principles and priorities for immigration policy and health research under the new presidential administration. We must address structural racism in immigratio policy, decriminalize immigrants, provide a path to citizenship for all, dismantle categories of deservingness, and stand with immigrants.