New RSF Issue: Undocumented Immigrants and Their Experience with Illegality
Several contributors investigate the effects of immigrant detention centers on families and minors. Others explore how parents’ undocumented status can have negative consequences for children, including psychological distress and lower rates of educational attainment and political participation later in life. The contributors also find that increased access to financial, educational, legal, and other immigration-related resources for families with undocumented members can help buffer children against trauma related to deportation and family separations. Together, these articles reveal the significant consequences of illegality for undocumented immigrants, their families and their communities.
Summer 2017 Awards Approved in RSF Programs and Special Initiatives
Funding Opportunity: Immigration and Immigrant Integration
The Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Special Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration seeks to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. We are especially interested in novel uses of under-utilized data and the development of new methods for analyzing these data. Proposals to conduct laboratory or field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. The deadline for applications is August 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
Deadline Reminder: LOIs Due August 21, 2017, for Programs and Special Initiatives
The deadline for letters of inquiry for funding in RSF’s programs on Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Behavioral Economics, and funding in RSF’s special initiatives on Integrating Biology and Social Science, Computational Social Science, and the Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act is August 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
RSF Author Scott W. Allard, Places in Need, in the News
In Places in Need, Allard shows that the rise in suburban poverty has not been accompanied by decreased urban poverty, suggesting that solutions for reducing poverty must work in both cities and suburbs, where social safety nets are often stretched thin. As he told Pacific Standard, “The first step is to make sure we maintain our public commitment to safety net programs that we know work—SNAP, EITC, Medicaid, childcare subsidies, a range of employment and training programs that we think help job seekers.”