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Office of Latino Projects: Research and Publications


The Office of Latino Projects is a social and economic justice resource center providing information, data, research, and policy analysis about issues affecting the Latino population in the U.S. and Southwest border communities. This collection includes reports, presentations and infographics developed from research conducted through the Office of Latino Projects. These research projects relate to issues affecting the Latinx population, including immigration, academic achievement, poverty, health and acculturation.


The purpose of this paper was to examine the impact of perceived discrimination among Latino immigrants in the context of recent immigration policies and immigration enforcement strategies. Data for this study were drawn from a pilot study (n=213) of adult Latino immigrants living in Arizona during the summer of 2014. The results of multivariate OLS linear regressions indicated greater perceived discrimination was significantly related to reporting: (1) avoidance of immigration officials; (2) family has suffered; and (3) friends have suffered. In addition, greater perceived discrimination was significantly related to lower confidence in a better future for the individual, their families, ...

Contributors
Becerra, David, Castillo, Jason, Silva Arciniega, Maria Rosario, et al.
Created Date
2018

This study examined the relationship between acculturation and Latinos’ perceptions of health care treatment quality, discrimination, and access to health information. The results of this study indicated that participants who had lower levels of acculturation perceived: 1) greater discrimination in health care treatment; 2) a lower quality of health care treatment; 3) less confidence filling out health related forms; and 4) greater challenges understanding written information about their medical conditions. Participants who identified as immigrants also perceived that their poor quality of medical care was due to their inability to pay and to their race/ethnicity.

Contributors
Becerra, David, Androff, David, Messing, Jill, et al.
Created Date
2015

This study examined the relationship between the fear of deportation and perceptions of law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and the willingness to report crimes among Latinos in the US. Understanding the relationship between increased immigration enforcement and fear of deportation may promote public safety by improving the relationship between the police and Latino communities. Multivariate ordinal logistic regression analyses of the data found that participants who had a greater fear of deportation reported: (1) less confidence that police would not use excessive force (p<.01); (2) less confidence that police would treat Latinos fairly (p<.05); (3) a lower likelihood of ...

Contributors
Becerra, David, Wagaman, M. Alex, Androff, David, et al.
Created Date
2017