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White House Immigration Principles Put Children, Families at Risk

White House Immigration Principles Put Children, Families at Risk

White House Immigration Principles Put Children, Families at Risk
(Olivia Golden, Center on Law and Social Policy, Oct 10, 2017)
In response to the long list of immigration reform proposals recently offered by Trump, including ramping up immigration enforcement and cutting overall immigration, CLASP executive director Olivia Golden offered a statement in support of immigrant families.

Why Spanish-speaking and Latino volunteers are important for youth in foster care

Why Spanish-speaking and Latino volunteers are important for youth in foster care

Why Spanish-speaking and Latino volunteers are important for youth in foster care
(Sesario Escoto, Register-Pajaronian, Oct 8, 2017)
The author discuses how important fluency in English and Spanish is to effectively helping parents and their children navigate the public school system and various government agencies. He deems it a critical piece in connecting families to the resources they need in the community.

Kids of parents on work visas face uncertain future

Kids of parents on work visas face uncertain future

Kids of parents on work visas face uncertain future
(Trisha Thadani, SF Gate, Oct 7, 2017)
The children of H-1B visa holders face some unique challenges. They came legally to the U.S. on a dependent visa called the H-4, but if they turn 21 before a parent is granted a green card, they lose their right to reside in the U.S.

New ICE tactic raises questions about due process

New ICE tactic raises questions about due process

New ICE tactic raises questions about due process
(Yvette Cabrera, Think Progress, Oct 6, 2017)
Immigration attorneys are noticing a new pattern in courtrooms, in which their clients are being accused of gang affiliation based on insufficient evidence, and it’s used against them in deportation proceedings.

U.S. Seeks to Deport Immigrant Father of Autistic Child

U.S. Seeks to Deport Immigrant Father of Autistic Child

U.S. Seeks to Deport Immigrant Father of Autistic Child
(Beth Fertig, WNYC, Oct 4, 2017)
The father and primary caregiver of a 15-year-old, U.S. citizen girl with autism has been detained by ICE. Immigration advocates fear that children with special needs face greater danger now with the Trump administration detaining more immigrants, without regard to their circumstances.

Should The US Defend Undocumented People In Immigration Court?

Should The US Defend Undocumented People In Immigration Court?

Should The US Defend Undocumented People In Immigration Court?
(Robin Urevich, International Business Times, Oct 3, 2017)
With more than 600,000 immigrants facing deportation and pleading for asylum in U.S. immigration courts, lack of legal representation stands out as a major determining factor of immigration court outcomes.

Father fights to stay with family during deportation battle

Father fights to stay with family during deportation battle

Father fights to stay with family during deportation battle
(Nicole Leonard, The News and Observer, Oct 3, 2017)
The story of a father, who is among the more than 41,000 people in the United States who were detained earlier this year due to the recent crackdown on immigration.

The trauma faced by child refugees

The trauma faced by child refugees

The trauma faced by child refugees
(WDTV West Virginia, Sept 28, 2017)
With 37,500 children granted refugee status last year and 90,000 more undocumented minors arriving without formal refugee status, many are sent to detention facilities which are not designed to be child-friendly leading to problems with health, sleep, anxiety, and/or depression.

Trump Stokes Anxiety Among U.S. Citizen Kids of Undocumented Parents

Trump Stokes Anxiety Among U.S. Citizen Kids of Undocumented Parents

Trump Stokes Anxiety Among U.S. Citizen Kids of Undocumented Parents
(Ruben Castaneda, U.S. News & World Report, Sept 28, 2017)
Evidence is showing that fear of interaction with ICE, deportation, and family separation is causing increased anxiety, hyper-vigilance, stress, depression, and even PTSD in the children of undocumented parents, which can result in both immediate and long-term health consequences.

USC Social Work Offers First-of-its-Kind Counseling at L.A.’s Mexican Consulate

USC Social Work Offers First-of-its-Kind Counseling at L.A.’s Mexican Consulate

USC Social Work Offers First-of-its-Kind Counseling at L.A.’s Mexican Consulate
(Gowri Chandra and Maya Meinert, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Sept 21, 2017)
In response to increased concern about the mental health of Latino immigrants, which has been exacerbated by last year’s campaign, election, and the new administration, the Master of Social Work program at USC has partnered with the Mexican consulate in L.A. to provide access to in-person and online mental health services for immigrants.