The Particular Loneliness Facing Undocumented Older Immigrants

Published March 17, 2023.

In an article published on March 17, 2023, Sophie Okolo writes about the loneliness undocumented older immigrants experience, an often overlooked issue caused by various factors such as separation from family, difficulties connecting with people, and barriers in accessing healthcare. According to Okolo, 10% of the undocumented population is over the age of 55. Yet, the resources available to provide social, emotional, and mental health support for older immigrants, including those who are undocumented, remain sparse. Immigrants Rising’s mental health resources and Wellness Groups are named as one of the sources of identity-specific support available for the undocumented community.

Read Sophie Okolo’s article, The Particular Loneliness Facing Undocumented Older Immigrants.