Division Faculty Member Dr. Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi was part of a team to author a recent Op-Ed in The Hill. The authors describe that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) grants very little time for the immigrant youth to speak to their caregivers. The authors explore the ways this federal restriction is harmful to the health and wellbeing of children and contributes to the long-term trauma and lasting harms of family separation.  

Read the full article here:  https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/3821581-detained-immigrant-minors-deserve-more-than-two-calls-per-week/