Can Undocumented Immigrants Become Foster Parents in Your State? It Depends.
(Victoria Rocha, The Chronicle of Social Change, Sept 21, 2017)
According to a recent brief from the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, 20 states include immigration requirements before caregivers can become licensed as foster parents. Eleven other states have licensing standards that represent indirect obstacles for undocumented immigrants in the child welfare system.