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Latinx Children Living in States with Harsh Anti-Immigrant Laws More Vulnerable to Health Issues

HeadlineAug 18, 2023

A new study shows Latinx children living in states with anti-immigrant laws are more likely to experience mental health and chronic physical health issues. The study says racist laws that make it difficult to access healthcare, affordable housing, education and stable employment have contributed to worsening asthma, diabetes and other physical ailments, as well as severe mental health conditions including depression among Latinx children and teens aged 3 to 17. Among the worst states are Alaska, Alabama and Nebraska.

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