Congratulations to Lorena Garcia for being selected to present her poster at the the 2020 Student Research Symposium to be held Friday, February 28th and Saturday, February 29th, 2020 in Montezuma Hall in the Aztec Student Union. Lorena’s poster will be displayed during Session D09, Behavioral & Social Sciences 14 at 2:15pm. Lorena is an undergraduate student who works with Dr. Dianne Ciro as her research assistant.
The poster, The Value of Contingency Planning in the Face of Deportation is a presentation of Lorena’s research that stems from Dr. Ciro’s study, which I have been assisting with since the summer as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
My study examines the measures Latinos are taking to prepare in the event of deportation as reported by the 22 key-informants that serve Latino families affected by deportation and family separation. Additionally, I looked at the factors that affect planning and the consequences of not having plans in place when deportation occurs. I hope that my findings inform the community about the importance of contingency planning to help create interventions that will encourage Latino immigrants who are at high risk for deportation to make plans in order to protect their families.