Immigrant Mothers with Citizen Children: Rethinking Family Welfare Policies in a Transnational Era

Eithne Luibheid, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Eithne Luibheid (Gender & Women’s Studies), Sally Stevens (Southwest Institute for Research on Women) and Spike Peterson (School of Government & Public Policy) studied the barriers facing immigrant parents in Southern Arizona who seek public benefits for their citizen children. A third of children in Arizona have immigrant parents, many of whom are reluctant to seek access to public services and benefits for them. Read the team's article Intimate attachments and Migrant Deportability: Lessons from Undocumented Mothers Seeking Benefits for Citizen Children in Ethnic & Racial Studies.