April 20, 2012
Publication: The New York Times
Deporting undocumented parents can create lasting harm for their American citizen children, according to a recent op-ed co-authored by Center-affiliated faculty member and Academic Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Hirokazu Yoshikawa. The article warns that children of deportation have a greater likelihood of facing long-term negative impacts, including economic turmoil, psychic scarring, and reduced school attainment. Yoshikawa stresses that a more humane deportation policy, focused on violent offenders and not those with strong family ties, is necessary.