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Immigrants come to the United States for multiple reasons. They come for economic reasons, but also as asylum seekers without benefits or authorization to work when entering the United States, or as refugees with permission to immigrate but without access to benefits, including health care and opportunity to work. They may be fleeing persecution or civil unrest; they may be victims of torture, human labor or sex trafficking.
Sonali Gupta, Psy.D., core faculty in the Adler School Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology program, says there is a human rights perspective on immigrant policy, particularly when dealing with children who are more vulnerable, in this story in the January 2012 issue of Illinois Issues. Dr. Gupta was one of four expert panelists examining immigrant mental health issues at an event organized by the Adler School’s Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice, led by Executive Director Elena Quintana, Ph.D., which prompted the story.
Click here to read “Undocumented anguish: Mental health issues plaque immigrant youth.”
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