“What if my parents get deported?” Hispanic youths’ feelings about the Trump Presidency
While much has been written about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, a subject receiving less attention is how Hispanic children feel about the President. Findings are presented from focus group discussions with Hispanic youth who were asked about the President’s immigration policies; how those policies affected their focus group participation decision; and whether they saw the President’s approach to immigration impacting their future. Some participants expressed anxiety about their future, while others were less fearful because the President would be out of office by the time they reached adulthood. Some subjects saw new immigration policies as impacting their families more than themselves. Implications for researchers working with subjects who are Hispanic, other ethnic minorities and/or immigrants are discussed.
Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
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Hassett-Walker, Connie, "“What if my parents get deported?” Hispanic youths’ feelings about the Trump Presidency" (2019). Kean Publications. 1333.