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Position statements are one means SCRA uses to communicate its perspective on pressing social issues and matters of public health and well-being. The goal of such statements is to provide clear, succinct summaries of scientific research and accumulated knowledge from practice accompanied by recommendations to policy makers and the general public.
Much literature focuses on the ways in which U.S. deportation, forced family separation, and other oppressive immigration-related policies harm people, families, and communities. Less is documented about the numerous ways immigrants and their allies resist this oppression. This statement examines this resistance, with a focus on the ways settings can facilitate immigrants’ resistance to oppression.
Statement Companion Pieces:
Deportation has numerous detrimental impacts on individuals who are deported, and on the families and communities they are forced to leave behind. This policy statement reviews the empirical literature to describe the effects of deportation on the individual, families, and the broader community, in order to inform policy and practice recommendations.
This statement addresses the current policy in the United State of incarcerating undocumented families, including children and the negative effects of that policy. The statement was written by Jessica Chicco, Patricia Esparza, M. Brinton Lykes, Fabricio E. Balcazar and Kevin Ferreira
This policy statement involves the role of recovery residences in promoting long-term addiction recovery. The statement was written by: Leonard A. Jason, Amy A. Mericle, Douglas L. Polcin, and William L. White. This statement was also published in the American Journal of Community Psychology. The publication can be found here.