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This article was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. It's the third in a series of stories exploring how the Trump administration's immigration policies are affecting the physical, mental and emotional
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More children of undocumented immigrants now live in fear and survival mode as the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement policies distress them as never before.
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Reporter Johanes Roselló spent four months interviewing families who’d been affected by the deportation of a father or spouse. Their stories were heartbreaking, frustrating and inspiring. Here are some lessons and suggestions for others considering similar projects.

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Pretending that people only should consume cookie-cutter content is detrimental for our audience, our profession and our democracy.

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When a Jamaican woman who had been held at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center died last week, it was just the latest in a series of troubling events at U.S detention centers.

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Las consecuencias de la separación de los padres de los niños pueden incluir causar o exacerbar los problemas de salud mental, como los trastornos depresivos o de ansiedad.

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The consequences of separating parents from children can include causing or exacerbating mental health problems such as depressive or anxiety disorders.

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Si bien las condiciones y servicios médicos ofrecidos en el sistema de centros de inmigración han mejorado en años recientes, defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes dicen que todavía quedan muchas cosas por cambiar.

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In 2014, fellows Alonso Yáñez and Annabelle Sedano collaborated on a project highlighting shortcomings in detention facilities for undocumented immigrants operated by for-profit companies. As Obama reconsiders outsourcing detention centers, this project offers early warnings of problems to come.

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La deportación conlleva no solo una carga emocional, sino también la pérdida del sustento, el riesgo de perder la vivienda y la falta de recursos para suplir las necesidades más básicas.

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