publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Health consequences of the US Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration programme: a quasi-experimental study

Atheendar S Venkataramani, DrMD; Sachin J Shah, MD; Rourke O'Brien, PhD; Ichiro Kawachi, ProfPhD; Alexander C Tsai, MD;
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  • Published: 15 Mar 2017 Journal: The Lancet Public Health (issn: 2468-2667, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Background The effects of changes in immigration policy on health outcomes among undocumented immigrants are not well known. We aimed to examine the physical and mental health effects of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, a 2012 US immigration policy that provided renewable work permits and freedom from deportation for a large number of undocumented immigrants. Methods We did a retrospective, quasi-experimental study using nationally representative, repeated cross-sectional data from the US National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for the period January, 2008, to December, 2015. We included non-citizen, Hispanic adults aged 19–50 years i...
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free text keywords: RA1-1270, Public aspects of medicine, Article
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NIH| Microenterprise to Improve Child Development in Households Exposed to HIV
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 7K23MH106362-04
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Health consequences of the US Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration programme: a quasi-experimental study

Atheendar S Venkataramani, DrMD; Sachin J Shah, MD; Rourke O'Brien, PhD; Ichiro Kawachi, ProfPhD; Alexander C Tsai, MD;