DACA has shielded nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation
(Jens Manuel Krogstadj, Pew Research Center, Sept 1, 2017)
The latest data released by USCIS shows that close to 790,000 undocumented immigrants have received deportation relief and work permits since the institution of the DACA program. Other trends in DACA requests and renewals are also discussed.
Children of legally protected immigrants less likely to suffer mental illness
(Emily Underwood, Science, Aug 31, 2017)
A new study shows that immigration relief, such as the DACA program, bestowed upon undocumented parents improves the mental health and well-being of their children. In fact, diagnoses of mental illness in the children of DACA-protected mothers fell by about 50% after the temporary relief came into effect.
The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development
(Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 22, 2017)
This report provides insight into how gender, race, ethnicity and more affect formative developmental experiences in young people. It also provides recommendations for child welfare professionals on how to best support both parents and children through this process.
LAW & POLICY
Court Decisions Ensure TPS Holders in Sixth and Ninth Circuits May Become Permanent Residents
(American Immigration Council, Sept 11, 2017)
This practice advisory discusses the implications of Ramirez v. Brown and Flores v. USCIS for TPS recipients and other categories of family and employment-based adjustment.
LAW & POLICY
The Dream Act, DACA, and Other Policies Designed to Protect Dreamers
(American Immigration Council, Sept 6, 2017)
In light of the impending end of DACA, this factsheet explores other potential legislative avenues that may protect those current and potential beneficiaries of the initiative who may face deportation.
LAW & POLICY
RESOURCE GUIDE: Defending Immigrant Youth Post DACA
(Layla Razavi, California Immigrant Policy Center, Sept 5, 2017)
The California Policy Immigrant Center has compiled resources and information related to DACA, including important policy issues, upcoming events and actions, and mental health and other resources geared toward current beneficiaries.
Practice Advisory: What the end of DACA means for your clients
(CLINIC, Sept 11, 2017)
This advisory provides information and answer to common questions posed by practitioners. CLINIC will continuously update this resource as DHS provides information about its plan to phase out DACA by March 5, 2018.
Screening Potential DACA Requestors for Other Forms of Relief
(Patrick Taurel, Am Immigration Council, Sept 5, 2017)
A practice resource for attorneys determining the eligibility of DACA seekers for longer-term immigration relief options.
Weathering the storm: How to use media to advocate for immigrant children
(Julie M. Linton, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics News, July 18, 2017)
(Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)
Disaster Preparedness in Migrant Communities: A Manual for First Responders
(Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, March 2013)
A guide providing insight into the unique experience of disasters for migrant/newcomer communities as well as best practices for preparing and responding for disasters in this context.