Groh, Rita Boyajiah
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Americans are concerned about immigration politics and how to handle the migration of immigrants into the United States, especially those from Latinx countries who immigrate illegally. In response, the United States government has formed detention centers to house the children of these illegal immigrants. While the immediate safety and developmental appropriateness of current separation practices are of concern, few have considered what the long-term developmental and transgenerational impacts on Latinx immigrant children, held within these detention centers, will be. This thesis concludes that the negative physical, emotional, and psychological impacts both in the short and long terms are expected to be significant though without continued exploration are currently unmeasurable.
Dr. Rita Boyajiah Groh Lecturer of Political Science Thesis Director Dr. Darrell Meece Professor of Education Department Examiner
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Child development; Immigration enforcement; Psychic trauma in children
American Politics | Developmental Psychology
[v], 106 leaves.
Messer, Rebecca, "Shining a light into the darkness: the developmental impacts of internment in U.S. immigration detention centers on detained Latinx children" (2021). Honors Theses.