This recent Social Policy Report from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) examines the current evidence on whether and how parent undocumented status affects the cognitive, school attainment, and mental health outcomes of children.  The report finds that both public policies and community-based organizations’ practices may help reduce the developmental risks for children with undocumented parents, and concludes by discussing a range of such policies and practices to improve these children’s development and life prospects.

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