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Article Critique Presentation Points1.Title of article:The Impact of Local Immigration Enforcement Policies on the Health of Immigrant Hispanics/Latinos in theUnited StatesAuthor(s):Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, MPH, Lilli Mann, MPH, Florence M. Simán, MPH, Eunyoung Song, PhD, Jorge Alonzo,JD, Mario Downs, Emma Lawlor, Omar Martinez, JD, MPH, Christina J. Sun, PhD, Mary Claire O’Brien, MD, Beth A.Reboussin, PhD, and Mark A. Hall, JDJournal name:American Journal of Public HealthVolume and Date:Vol 105, No. 2, February 20152.Purpose of study:To understand how local immigration enforcement policies affect the utilization of health services amongimmigrant Hispanics/Latinos in North Carolina because of increased enforcement activities by local police. The is the resultof 2 federal initiatives: section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Secure Communities program.3.Target Population:Immigrant Hispanics/Latinos in North CarolinaSampling strategy:(Qualitative) Non-random, Purposive- Local community-based organizations in each county helped torecruit participants for both the focus groups and the in-depth interviews through purposive sampling approaches to ensure abroad spectrum of participants.Eligibility criteria were being aged 18 years or older, self- identifying as Hispanic or Latino,speaking Spanish, and living in the county in which we held the focus group or interview.

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