Immigration and Deportation affects Families

 

What are the effects on families dealing with immigration?based on the research i’ve done on Immigration and Deportation it can impact families in a harmful way because it causes many problems for them, like stress and worry and financial problems. They can feel constant worry about the situation.Immigration is harmful because they fear that they’ll be separated.

 

Immigration and deportation can be very harmful toward the family’s because it causes alot of worry and stress. During researching Claudia Barajas a mother of 4 who lives in Oakland for more than 30 years was interviewed,she stated, “I think it make it difficult for families because as a immigrant you live in fear that you’ll be taken away and will struggle more¨(Barajas). If families live in constant fear that they’ll be separated from each other. This is a challenge for the families because it can take away from other things because they are thinking about what might happen to them. While also reading an article ‘‘U.S. Citizen Children Impacted by Immigration Enforcement’ about how the children are affected by American Immigration Council.org stated, “A child’s risk of having mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and severe psychological distress increases following the detention and/or deportation of a parent. Since late 2016, doctors and service providers have reported anecdotally that they have seen more children exhibiting stress- and anxiety-related behavioral changes, including symptoms of “toxic-stress,” due to fear that a family member will be deported” (American Immigration Council). If the children mental health is affected just from worry of being separated they’ll most likely have a even more drastic change in their daily life because they’ll wont have one or even both of their parents with them. If they were to have both parents or even just one parent deported it can make it very difficult for them because their taking on a change that won’t know how to take on such a big change. It will be new for them and they’ll won’t know how to feel about it. Immigration and deportation is  harmful due to the fact that children are worried about what will happen to them and their parents. If the families worry so much it can cause depression and other mental health problems because of how much stress comes from this issue.

 

Additionally, Immigration and deportation can make family struggle with paying bills and taking care of everything around the house. In this article ¨How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities by Joanna Dreby, an author that talks about deportation and the effects on family and is an expertise on it,  Dreby stated, ¨While many single parents in the United States face similar circumstances, in this case it is the government’s own policies that create the conditions for single parenthood. In addition, the tenuous legal status of many parents left behind adds a double burden on these families to provide for their families while also raising their children”(Dreby). If they’re left to deal with everything on their own it can make it very difficult because they have to work harder in order to make sure everything is payed. It can cause the families stress because the parents have double of everything to do  and their children would probably be affected as well because they’ll see everything that’s going on with their parent and would see changes in their household due to the stress. If the bills double it makes it very frustrating for the parent dealing with it because they’ll work extra hours and still have to take care of the kids while trying to pay all the bill it’ll make it very hard. Moreover, Alondra Alvarez a mother that lives in Oakland was interviewed“She agrees that families can struggle with things around the house like paying bills and taking care of children”(Alvarez). They’re being affected because it can make them struggle with things that are important for them to keep a roof over their head and be taken care of. This will cause the families to stress because they’re going to try manage everything around the house without one of parents there with them.

 

Many people, however, may say that deportation is necessary and  good because immigrants aren’t helpful and just bug the community But, immigrants are also humans who have a right to be where they want to be and also should have and opportunity to do better and have a second chance. They’re being discriminated based on where they came from. There’s a lot of stigma around being an immigrant because usually theyŕe targeted by the people around me. To start off, Immigrants can help in various ways. In the article, ¨Ten Ways Immigrants Help Build and Strengthen Our Economy” by Jason Furman, Danielle Gray it talk about how immigrant help better the community it stated, “According to the Small Business Administration, immigrants are 30 percent more likely to start a business in the United States than non-immigrants, and 18 percent of all small business owners in the United States are immigrant” (Furman, Gray). Additionally, in a article ¨Seven Surprising Ways Immigration Helps Build a Stronger America by Nataly Kelly, she said, “many Americans wrongly believe that immigration hurts the economy. There is consensus among many leading economists that immigration actually gives economies a net boost. In fact, a report from the Migration Policy Institute indicates that immigration unambiguously improves employment, productivity, and income, especially when an economy is growing¨ (Kelly). This is shown that there is stigma around immigration because they believe just because theyŕe coming from a different place they won’t benefit the community. If you see they actually help benefit communities even if they think they’ll just be harmful. They help build a stronger community for the people around them. They also build opportunities for the people around them. If non-immigrants continue to build a stigma for the immigrants people around them they will start to believe them and its build stereotypes about who they are.

 

In conclusion, Families are affected by deportation and immigration because there is  a great deal of damage done towards them which challenges them in different way. If we try our a best to change this issue and try to discuss a way to change the stigma around the issue families would feel more supported by the community around them.

 

Work cited

 

Alvarez, Alondra. “Interviewed about Immigration .” 12 Dec. 2018. This interviewed was about immigration and the effects on families. This is a credible source because she knows about the process because of her mother also she an Oakland resident.

 

American immigration council. “U.S. Citizen Children Impacted by Immigration Enforcement”May 23, 2018.This article talks about how immigration changes the view of the families and how children are affected. This is a trustworthy source because it trustworthy and it pass the craap test.

Barajas, Claudia. “Interviewed about Immigration” 12 Dec, 2018. This interview was about immigration and the effects on families. Claudia Barajas is a credible source because she immigrated to Oakland and is an Oakland resident.

Derby Joana. “How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities” August 20, 2012. This article talks about families and the impact of immigration. This is a credible source because it has trustworthy statements and Joana is an expert on immigration.

 

Ten Ways Immigrants Help Build and Strengthen Our Economy.  Ten Ways Immigrants Help Build and Strengthen Our Economy, 12 July 2012 . This article talks about how immigrants help benefit the community. This is a credible source because it passed the craap test and doesnt hvae bias opinion.

Kelly Nataly Seven Surprising Ways Immigration Helps Build a Stronger America.” Seven Surprising Ways Immigration Helps Build a Stronger America,Jan. 2013. This article talks about reasons immigration helps. This is a credible source because is has no bias opinion and it helps support without having false evidence.

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10 Comments
  1. Jessica 3 months ago

    Hi Anahi,

    I thought you described the negative effects of immigration and deportation very well. I liked how you included an interview of a mother and the fear she has every day. This gave an emotional appeal to your post. I hear and read about the negative effects on children’s mental health when it comes to immigration and deportation, but I have not read much on the financial aspect of the topic. I am glad you decided to emphasize this in your post because it gave me a wider view of the topic that I have yet to explore. Lastly, I like how you stated the other side of the argument and then refuted it with effective concrete detail.

    I enjoyed reading your post and thank you for discussing such an important topic.

  2. Lenny Ledbetter 5 months ago

    Dear Ahahi,

    I found this post extremely enlightening and eye opening. Thank you for providing me with an insight that I feel that I may never have received without reading your post. I would love to hear more regarding this area in the future.

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      Anahi 5 months ago

      Dear Lenny Ledbetter,

      Im very happy that you felt enlighten by my post but you also mention that you didn’t know much about immigration and the effects on family , I wonder why because immigration is a very known issue around the communities. I’m just wondering if you have a blind spot for this issues since it may not affect you as much as it affects others? If you would want to know more about the issue here a article that talks about immigration and families. https://americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/us-citizen-children-impacted-immigration-enforcement

  3. Itzel 6 months ago

    Dear Anahi ,
    I am moved by your post “ Immigration and Deportation affects Families” because as the daughter of former undocumented immigrants I felt how it was to even think that your parents could be taken away from you for not being in this country legally . In a way it was a choice that your parents made when they decided to come here and they knew that though it would be for a better cause there would be a few barriers . One sentence that you wrote that standed out to me was “ Immigration and deportation can make family struggle with paying bills and taking care of everything around the house” I think that this is very significant because many families do rely on one or both parents and tend to live paycheck by paycheck . When order in a family is disturbed it can bring consequences and have a shift in their lives . Thanks for your writing I look forward to seeing what you write next, because i think that many of americans should be aware of the damage that deportation can bring to families . It should be known , that just how any american would feel to have their parents taken away is the same way that all these immigrants hispanic and non hispanic feel and i feel like you can do that .
    Itzel .

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      Anahi 6 months ago

      Dear Itzel,

      Thank you for reading over my post. I also agree with you that immigration make a very big effect on families because they do worry about if their parents and them will be separated from them. Also as a Mexican it’s very important to live in a household with both of my parents and if one of them is no longer living with us it bring a big change to use because we’re use to having both parents work to get everything moving smoothly and without one of the parents in brings a big challenge to the other one. For the children its bring more challenge because they’re affected by the fact that they won’t see their parent.

  4. Luis 6 months ago

    Dear Anahi:

    I am astounded by your post, “Immigration and Deportation affects Families” because of the way you went through explaining this topic clearly. It was truly helpful that you gave examples of your claims of how immigration and deportation affects families. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “What are the effects on families dealing with immigration?based on the research i’ve done on Immigration and Deportation it can impact families in a harmful way because it causes many problems for them, like stress and worry and financial problems.” I think this is truthful because these are legitimate ways that immigration and deportation affect families. These are some pretty solid claims, and it’s great that you were able to back these claims up with more information. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you’re a phenomenal writer. You really kept your information straightforward and easy to comprehend.

    Luis Barba

  5. Maria 6 months ago

    Dear Anahi,
    I agree with your claim that immigrants come to the united states to have a better future for themselves but when there in U.S. their being stigmatized because they want a better future. They also deserve to become something and do better with themselves. Continue to work hard your blog was great.

  6. Roberto Guardado 6 months ago

    Dear Anahi my name is Roberto and to start i really like your post, i can tell you put a lot of effort on it.Your article makes me feel sad because immigration is a very sensitive theme. One sentence you wrote that stands for me is. “And their children would probably be affected as well because they’ll see everything that’s going on with their parent and would see changes in their household due to the stress. If the bills double it makes it very frustrating for the parent dealing with it because they’ll work extra hours and still have to take care of the kids while trying to pay all the bill it’ll make it very hard”. Because i think every kid would notice the change and be stress like their parents and think about what would happen if their parents get deported, and what will happen to them, that their life are not gonna be the same as it was

  7. Maria 6 months ago

    Dear Anahi:

    I like your post “Immigration and Deportation affects Families” because I learn of new culture.I am from El salvador and live in California.

    Una frase que me gusto fue “Ten Ways Immigrants Help Build and Strengthen Our Economy” porque muchas personas necesitan ayuda cuando viajan a otro país y no saben cómo desarrollarse y cosas cotidianas.

    Gracias por tu escritura. Espero seguir mirando lo que escribes a continuación.

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      Anahi 6 months ago

      Dear Maria ,

      Thank you for reading my blog. The part of you comment that stood out to me es como escribes de una frase que te gusto de mi blog, tambien como tu escribes que tu tambien miras que las familias necesitan ayuda. Also its very important that people see that they also deserve a second chances at doing better
      Thank you for reading over my bolg

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