The advent of anti-immigration policies and rhetoric in the US after the 2016 presidential election might be taking its toll on the California’s Latinx youth health. This includes those who are citizens of the US, recommends a new research spearheaded by researchers at University of California, Berkeley.
The research tracked the physical and mental health of US-born kids of Central American and Mexican immigrants in California in the years after and before the election of 2016. It also asked about their quality of sleep and their level of concern about the personal outcomes of immigration policies in the US.
Almost 50% of the youth claimed being concerned at least sometimes about the effects of immigration policy of the US on their families. Those with more concerns also underwent poorer sleep quality and higher anxiety as compared to their peers.
When the researchers evaluated the well-being of youth after and before the election, they discovered that anxiety signs elevated more markedly amongst people who reported more concern about immigration policies.
“We are witnessing an elevation in anxiety that is associated to concern by kids about the personal effects of immigration policy in the US, and these are US-born people,” claimed Brenda Eskenazi, the Chairwoman at Brian and Jennifer Maxwell Endowed in Public Health in School of Public Health of UC Berkeley.
“In addition to this, these are children in California, a sanctuary state with extra defensive policies for immigrant people, in comparison to many other states,” Eskenazi claimed.
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