Topic: Immigration

Immigrant Teens Less Likely to Commit Crimes and Use Drugs

Sept. 1, 2015
"The Dream is coming," by Flickr user Justin Valas

Amid concerns that immigrants may pose a threat to American society, a new study from UT Austin shows that immigrant teens are less likely to engage in violent behaviors, crime and drug use than their U.S.-born counterparts.

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U.S.-Born Children of Undocumented Parents Report Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

March 5, 2015

U.S.-born children of undocumented parents experience elevated levels of anxiety, and if their parents were detained or deported, those children are more likely to report depressive symptoms, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Immigration, Border Security Remain Top Issues in UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Oct. 29, 2014

Most important issue in texas pollAUSTIN, Texas With mid-term elections less than a week away, immigration and border security remain foremost on Texans' minds when they think about the problems facing the state, according to the latest University of Texas / Texas Tribune Poll.

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The Politics of Immigration Puts Our Elders at Risk

Aug. 22, 2014
The Politics of Immigration Puts Our Elders at Risk

Most Americans are aware of the heated political debate about the influx of unaccompanied migrant children caught at the southwest border. The U.S.

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Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Aug. 11, 2014
Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Amid the humanitarian crisis at the Texas border, elected officials are producing a spectacle of political posturing. All the familiar remedies for our immigration fiasco are on view, their proponents hoping to turn the plight of Central American migrants to their temporary political advantage.

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