Program for Transborder Communities

Dr. Hilda Garcia Pérez (COLEF) and Grace Alderson (ASU GCAHR)

ASU research underway to capture impact of anti-immigrant sentiments on border youth

As intense public discourse about immigration in the U.S. continues, investigators from ASU and Mexico’s El Colegio de la Frontera Norte are looking into the impact of antiimmigrant violence and sentiments on youth living in the Nogales border region. The research will explore the youth experiences along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The goal is to assess how these experiences can make adolescents vulnerable to mental health problems and how coping strategies might provide protection. The project is funded by the Program for Transborder Communities, ASU’s School of Transborder Studies, and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions Research Support and Advancement Plan.