Immigrants in the United States of America face many challenges every day. They can struggle with money, employment, language and the list goes on. One thing that immigrants in the U.S. struggle with is having affordable and proper access to health care. Many people have access to health care and pay with insurance or pay […]
Loneliness in Immigrants
When one is lonely, usually they will call some friends or family to talk to and maybe hang out with. This could be a different case for immigrants in the United States. When one comes to the United States, it is usually to have a better life than they would have in their home country. […]
Forced displacement and mental health
What are some problems and stressors that migrants face before, during and after the migration process? During the migration process, migrants and refugees often encounter a variety of issues and stressors, including: Before migration: poverty, violence, armed conflict, and/or persecution; lack of livelihoods and opportunities for education. During migration and transit: migrants are exposed to […]
Modern Enslavement of Immigrant Women in the United States: Human Trafficking
Slavery is a modern form of human trafficking. Labor exploitation that involves recruiting or obtaining women, men and children and then forcing them to work against their will through force, fraud, or coercion. Often, trafficking victims are lured by false promises of decent jobs and better lives. Women are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking due […]
Young Latinos face a number of challenges in the United States. What are these challenges?
Latino youth may experience depression as a natural and valid response to the stressors they encounter in their social and physical environments. In addition to acculturation processes, racial discrimination at schools, and conflicting cultural identities, Latino youth may sometimes face additional stressors. Latino youth’s high rates of depression may be explained in part by these […]
I am being abused by my spouse. What kind of immigration aid is there for me?
There is no discrimination when it comes to domestic violence. It affects all people, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Our children, our friends, and even those indirectly tied to the relationship. Abusers will do whatever they can to gain power or control over their partners, including using their partner’s immigration […]
How to deal with the stress a forced separation from your partner can cause you?
Even though forcibly separated couples often face similar challenges to those who separate consensually, for reasons such as undocumented immigration purposes, they also face some distinctive differences. According to Dr. Angelina, when couples are separated forcibly, it undermines elements that make being in a couple so meaningful and can lead to anxiety or even depression […]
I was threatened by my partner, but I am undocumented. Can I still get help?
Every community suffers from physical, emotional, sexual, and other forms of abuse. Immigrants are equally vulnerable to abuse as other Americans. However, abusers may use a victim’s immigration status as a weapon of power and control to threaten or intimidate them, such as saying that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be notified if the victim […]
Anxiety and Depression Among First-Generation Immigrant Latino Youth
The Latino community faces a multitude of challenges, these challenges include poor socioeconomic resources, a crisis with religious identity, the risk for behavioral problems, such as drug use and early pregnancy, and low educational attainment. All of these combined with the crushing weight of the parents, and self-immigrant status, as well as the “taboo” that […]
Coping With Ethnic Identity Related Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma
As a result of the recent events surrounding the mass shooting that occured in Atlanta Georgia targeting Asian Americans, many ethnic groups, especially the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community are feeling an overwhelming rush of sadness, anger, and fear. In grieving and attempting to understand these attacks, many are at a loss for words […]