The antiimmigrant sentiment and its impact on immigrant families

Selcuk R. Sirin, Esther J. Sin, Clare Clingain, Elysia Choi

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The global and local contexts in which the individuals acculturate are important factors to consider because families’ acculturation experiences unfold within the local community of resettlement. Immigration can be a stressful transition for families as they negotiate multiple social and cultural forces between their home and host cultures. This chapter focused on the immigrants and acculturation within the United States and Europe to better portray their specific experiences. Further, we unpack specific layers of the integrative risk and resilience model as they relate to raising children in the current antiimmigrant sentiment in each of the developmental contexts. We draw from research conducted in the United States and Europe to highlight the unique contexts in which immigrants’ lives are embedded in, challenges and stressors they encounter, and the social support that may buffer their experiences. Recommendations for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Family Research and Practice
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128154939
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Acculturative stress
  • Antiimmigrant sentiment
  • Family support
  • Immigrant families
  • Integrative risk and resilience model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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