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Children of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants Have Heightened Risk of Behavior Problems

Children of undocumented Mexican immigrants have a significantly higher risk of behavior problems than their co-ethnic counterparts with documented or naturalized citizen mothers, according to a new study.

The difficulties come in two forms: sadness or social withdrawal — what the authors refer to as internalizing behavior problems — and issues such as aggressiveness towards others — which the authors call externalizing behavior problems.   

Notre Dame Sociologists to Lead American Sociological Association's Flagship Journal

The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced this week that it has appointed three sociologists from the University of Notre Dame to serve as the next editors of the American Sociological Review (ASR), the association's flagship journal. Omar Lizardo, Rory McVeigh, and Sarah Mustillo will begin their three-year term in January 2016.