Violating the law and fearing repercussions could be hazardous to your health according to a new study.
Who would have guessed?
The study, published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, contends that illegal aliens who fear being deported are suffering from high stress, which creates health risks.
It claims that “Latinos report high levels of concern about deportation for themselves or others. No previous research has tested the link between worry about deportation and clinical measures of cardiovascular risk.”
They could mitigate these supposed health risks by coming into America legally, or attempting to work toward legal status now that they are in the nation, but that would require taking responsibility for their actions rather than blaming someone else.
“Immigrant deportations in the USA have increased over the past decade, from an estimated 189,000 deportations in 2001 to a peak of 435,000 in 2013 to 333,000 deportations in 2015,” it read. “Increased deportation, as well as greater collaboration between local law enforcement officers and federal immigration authorities (e.g., under the national Secure Communities program, 2008–2014) has contributed to widespread worry about deportation, including among U.S.-born individuals.”
Wait a minute. The peak of deportations was reached in 2013 and the program that helped local law enforcement cooperate with federal immigration authorities was from 2008 -2014?
Those dates were all under the Obama administration. If this study is to be believed, former President Obama was literally killing Latinos. Someone alert the media.
“In a 2010 national survey, 46% of U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinos reported that they worried about the deportation of themselves, a family member, or close friend,” the study continued. “The results of a similar survey fielded between December 2016 and January 2017 suggest a persistently high prevalence of deportation worry—47% of both U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinos reported deportation worry, ranging from a third of U.S.-born Latinos to two-thirds of foreign-born Latinos who are not U.S. citizens.”
There we go. Back on track. It isn’t the actual height of the deportations that scared illegal aliens, it is President Donald Trump’s words.
The study examined 545 Latina women, who are farmers from Salinas Valley where 70 percent of the lettuce in America comes from. It found that those who expressed “a lot of worry” about deportation had a higher Body Mass Index and a greater waist circumference.
That could also indicate that illegal aliens living in America can still eat good.
Researchers and policy makers have expressed concern about the impact of immigration policies and worry about deportation on the health and well-being of immigrants and their family members. While prior research has examined the association between worry about deportation and self-reported outcomes, this is the first study to our knowledge to test the association between deportation worry and measured cardiovascular risk factors. Among a sample of Mexican-origin women in California’s Salinas Valley, we found that worry about deportation was significantly associated with cardiovascular risk factors, including BMI, waist circumference, and continuous measures of systolic and pulse pressure, after controlling for potential confounders. These findings should be viewed in light of policy efforts that may either exacerbate or alleviate the burden of worry about deportation among immigrants and their family members. Policies that mitigate worry about deportation might have potentially beneficial consequences for the cardiovascular risk profiles of individuals who are themselves undocumented or have undocumented family and community members. In contrast, policies that lead to increased worry about deportation may have adverse downstream impacts on cardiovascular risk.
Some of the damage done to them could be caused by employers working them to the bone for paltry wages because they are illegal and have no recourse to fight unfair wages and work conditions.
But it is probably better for the narrative to accuse President Trump of killing them.