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Court Decisions Ensure TPS Holders in Sixth and Ninth Circuits May Become Permanent Residents

Court Decisions Ensure TPS Holders in Sixth and Ninth Circuits May Become Permanent Residents

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.

The Dream Act, DACA, and Other Policies Designed to Protect Dreamers

The Dream Act, DACA, and Other Policies Designed to Protect Dreamers

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.

RESOURCE​ ​GUIDE:​ ​Defending​ ​Immigrant​ ​Youth​ ​Post​ ​DACA

RESOURCE​ ​GUIDE:​ ​Defending​ ​Immigrant​ ​Youth​ ​Post​ ​DACA

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.

Government Terminates Protection Program for At-Risk Central American Children

Government Terminates Protection Program for At-Risk Central American Children

LAW & POLICY
Government Terminates Protection Program for At-Risk Central American Children

(Katie Shepherd,  Am Immigration Council, Aug 17, 2017) 
The Trump administration has ended the CAM (Central American Minors) Parole Program, which provided certain at-risk children from Central America with temporary protection, canceling 2,714 pending applications.

Congress Set to Vote on Anti-Immigrant Bills Aimed to Effectuate Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

Congress Set to Vote on Anti-Immigrant Bills Aimed to Effectuate Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

LAW & POLICY
Congress Set to Vote on Anti-Immigrant Bills Aimed to Effectuate Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda
(Natalia Jaramillo, We Belong Together, June 28, 2017)
The “No Sanctuary Criminal Act” is a House bill (H.R. 3003) that expands the scope of law enforcement actions pertaining to immigration-related information that federal, state, and/or local government may not limit or prohibit.
“Kate’s Law” is a House bill (H.R. 3004) with provisions that pertain to the legal ramifications for individuals who have been removed or deported from the U.S. and cross or attempt to re-enter the U.S. again.

Translating “Best Interests”: Child Welfare Decisions at the US–México Border

Translating “Best Interests”: Child Welfare Decisions at the US–México Border

LAW & POLICY
Translating “Best Interests”: Child Welfare Decisions at the US–México Border

(Naomi Glenn-Levin Rodriguez, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Sept 2016
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The “best interest” principle is examined as effects judicial decisions affecting children. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)

50-state resource aims to help parents prepare for possible deportation

50-state resource aims to help parents prepare for possible deportation

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50-state resource aims to help parents prepare for possible deportation

(CLINIC, July 28, 2017) 

This web-based resource has state-specific documents on guardianship and other related matters for parents with undocumented status facing detention and deportation and their representatives.

Implications of Immigration Status on Foster Care Licensure

Implications of Immigration Status on Foster Care Licensure

LAW & POLICY
Implications of Immigration Status on Foster Care Licensure
 

American Bar Association, June 2017

Foster parents follow guidelines for credentialing that vary by state. Although nothing in federal law prohibits persons with undocumented status from becoming foster parents, many states – but not all – prohibit those who are undocumented from obtaining foster parent status. This lack of credentialing opportunity for those without legal status results in both reduced financial resources to those relatives who potentially want to foster and are not documented and reduced opportunity for children to be placed in kinship care situations when these constraints are prohibitive.

State variations in law and policy are examined here for how they affect foster licensure.

Forgotten Children of Immigration and Family Law: How the Absence of Legal Aid Affects Children in the United States

Forgotten Children of Immigration and Family Law: How the Absence of Legal Aid Affects Children in the United States

LAW & POLICY
Forgotten Children of Immigration and Family Law: How the Absence of Legal Aid Affects Children in the United States
(Mary O’Neill, Parisa Bagheri, and Alexis Sarnicola, Family Court Review, Oct 17, 2015)
Both unaccompanied alien children and citizen children whose parents are undocumented suffer without legal representation. This article examines their plight without legal advocacy. (Link provides abstract only without institutional or paid access.)

The Basics on ICE Warrants and Detainers

The Basics on ICE Warrants and Detainers

LAW & POLICY
The Basics on ICE Warrants and Detainers

(Immigration Legal Resource Center, May 2017)
This fact sheet, subtitled “Why ICE is Sending Immigration Warrants to Local Law Enforcement and What it Means,” explains the differences between warrants and detainers and describes how each is used in immigration enforcement.

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