Screening Questions for Immigrant Youth: Determining Potential Avenues for Legal Status
(Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Sep 22, 2017)
This short screening sheet is designed to help child welfare professionals identify potential avenues for noncitizen youth to gain legal status.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Caseworker’s Toolkit for Children in Federal Custody
(US Conference of Catholic Bishops & Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services, 2017)
This toolkit is geared toward foster care caseworkers to ensure that SIJS-eligible children receive the assistance and case monitoring they need during the SIJS application process.
Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools
(Lisa M. Edwards & Jacki Black, Marquette University, 2017)
This guide is designed to provide an overview of detention, deportation, and other immigration status-related stress and their impact on children and families, as well as suggestions for how school personnel can support families in this situation.
Tens of Thousands in United States Face Uncertain Future, as Temporary Protected Status Deadlines Loom
(Muzaffar Chishti, Jessica Bolter, & Sarah Pierce,Migration Policy Institute, Dec 1, 2017)
In light of the recent announcement of an end to many TPS designations, this edition of Policy Beat explores the TPS programs, current countries of designation, and the history of TPS rescissions over the years, as well as the reasons for not extending those designations.
Tax Hike on Immigrant Families Would Drive Up Child Poverty
(Jackie Vimo & Carrie Welton, National Immigration Law Center, Nov 14, 2017)
This NILC factsheet discusses the effects of children in immigrant families losing the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which alone lifts 1.5 million children out of poverty each year and mitigates poverty’s impact for millions more.
Legalization for DREAMers: A Realistic Appraisal of Potential Chain Migration
(Julia Gelatt & Randy Capps, Migration Policy Institute, Nov 2017)
Authors explore DREAM Act critics’ stipulation that “chain migration” would occur if DREAMers were legalized as DREAMers could eventually sponsor their family members for green card.
Child Care Choices of Low-Income, Immigrant Families with Young Children
(Heather Sandstrom and Julia Gelatt, Urban Institute, Nov 7, 2017)
Using data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education, this brief reports differences in the child care settings foreign-born and US-born parents select for their young children.
Latino US-Citizen Children of Immigrants: A Generation at High Risk. Summary of Selected Young Scholars Program Research.
(Lisseth Rojas-Flores, Foundation for Child Development, Oct 18, 2017)
This research summary discusses recent data about the impact of immigration enforcement practices and policies on Latino U.S.-citizen children from mixed-status families, particularly in terms of the effects of the parents’ legal status on child outcomes.
The Impact of Detention and Deportation on Latino Immigrant Children and Families: A Quantitative Exploration
(Kalina M. Brabeck and Qingwen Xu, Rhode Island College, 2010)
This quantitative analysis found that parents with higher levels of legal vulnerability report a greater impact of detention/deportation on the family environment and children’s well-being. It also provides practice and policy implications.