A PRRAC Report (April 2019). By Martha Cecilia Bottia Ph.D.
Excerpt: “In summary, immigrant-origin youth are the fastest-growing student population in the country (Foxen, 2010) and are also more likely to be poor, experience residential mobility, and live in overcrowded housing than native-born children (e.g., Hernandez & Charney, 1998). In addition to language barriers, immigrant children often experience unique stressors associated with their migration (such as possible exposure to traumatic events preceding or during migration) and acculturation processes (Potochnick & Perreira, 2010) that make the study of immigrants extremely relevant to public policy. The current report provides an up-to-date summary of the literature on the relationship between school and residential segregation and immigrants’ outcomes.”