UCLA Labor Center

Undocumented and Uninsured Part 3: Pol[ice] in my Head

2015 / Imelda Plascencia, Alma Leyva, Mayra Yoana Jaimes Pena, Saba Waheed

Undocumented youth live with exclusion from health services and fear of deportation, both of which cause and aggravate trauma. Drawing from a statewide survey of 550 undocumented and “DACAmented” Californians, this report examines how deportation impacts the mental health of undocumented youth.