ERIC Number: EJ938919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Latino/a Immigration: Actions and Outcomes Based on Perceptions and Emotions or Facts?
Casas, J. Manuel; Cabrera, Ana P.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v33 n3 p283-303 Aug 2011
This article describes how the perceived increase in Latino/a immigration, the present economic conditions, and the tendency to ascribe negative attributes and behaviors to the immigrant are resulting in anti-immigration actions and laws. It directs attention to the detrimental effects that such perceptions, actions, and laws are having on the psychological and social well-being of Latino/a immigrant families and children. Efforts are taken throughout the article to differentiate perceptions from reality and facts from fiction. The article concludes with selective professional, institutional, and legislative policy recommendations that advocate for a more humane treatment of Latino/a immigrant children and families.
Descriptors: Immigration, Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Economic Factors, Negative Attitudes, Public Policy, Laws, Well Being, Federal Legislation
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