Migrant Impact on U.S. Communities
Increased Central American child and family migration
In response to this need, researchers at American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) and the University of Houston will gather data in three major receiving communities – the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the greater Houston metropolitan area, and North Carolina – to assess community impact and response across three service areas that play an integral role in immigrant incorporation: education; health and human services; and legal services. The project will also include an assessment of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE)’s Family Case Management Program piloted in Washington, DC/Baltimore. Project findings will be transitioned into recommendations and resources for dissemination to relevant constituencies via case studies of each research site, service area briefs, and public stakeholder briefings hosted in Washington, DC, and Houston.
Deliverables and Publications
Presentation | 2017 PI Meeting
Publication | Newcomer Central American Immigrant's Access to Legal Services
Stakeholder Briefing | Video in Washington, D.C.