2017 Race for Results Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
(The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Oct 2017)
In 2014, the Casey Foundation released Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children. The report described the disproportionate barriers facing children of color, as well as immigrant children. In addition to this, it also recommended strategies that policy, community and civic leaders can use to guide their decisions so that all our children have a fair chance to thrive. The Casey Foundation made a commitment to publishing Race for Results every three years to track progress, with the hope that life chances for all kids will continuously improve. This report is the second to provide detailed data for children of all races and in each state.
Immigration Policies Based In Fear Hurt Even The Smallest Americans
(HuffingtonPost, Oct 17, 2017)
Based off of information contributed by research scientists Kelsey Repka and Maria Martí Castañer, this article shares observations made by teachers and administrative staff about the behaviors children and their parents are displaying in response to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration.
Needs Assessments: Trauma-Informed Services for Refugee/Immigrant Children and Families
(Ad-Hoc Committee on Refugee and Immigrant Children and Trauma, The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition, May 2017)
This report presents findings on mental health services, cultural competency and quality of staff training related to language, cultural, time and institutional barriers. It highlights the gaps in training, areas for development and recommends future training materials.
One Quarter of Hispanic Children in the United States Have an Unauthorized Immigrant Parent
(Wyatt Clarke, Kimberly Turner, Lina Guzman; National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, October 2017)
This study is the first to estimate the proportion of all Latino children in the U.S. who have an unauthorized immigrant parent and points to the importance of understanding the stress, anxiety, and trauma caused by parental deportation
California’s Due Process Crisis: Access to Legal Counsel for Detained Immigrants
(California Coalition for Universal Representation, June 2017)
This report shows that 68% of detained immigrants in CA are unrepresented. Legal representation can be a major determining factor in the outcome of immigration cases, as those with counsel succeed more than five times as often their unrepresented counterparts. As such, it is both fiscally responsible and morally necessary for CA to defend its residents facing detention and deportation.
Health and Social Service Needs of U.S.-Citizen Children with Detained or Deported Immigrant Parents
(Heather Koball et al., Migration Policy Institute,Sept 15, 2017)
This Urban Institute-MPI report examines the involvement of families with a deported parent with health and social service systems, as well as their needs and the barriers they face accessing such services.
Neither ” criminals nor ” illegals ” : children and adolescents in the migrant smuggling market on the US-MX Border
(Gabriella Sanchez and Blanca Navarrete, Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción,A.C. (DHIA) & UTEP, August 2017)
This study provides human rights insight on the context of irregular migration on the U.S.-Mexico border. It highlights the situations and challenges faced by adolescents, working in the migrant smuggling market in the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso borderplex.
How Restrictive Laws Can Influence Public Attitudes Towards Immigrants
(Rene D. Flores, SW Helper, Sept 6, 2017)
This article explores research that has been done on public policies and describes how these policies may be playing a role in the shifting dynamics of public attitudes.
Advocacy Highlights How Medicaid Strengthens Child Welfare System
(Devin Miller, AAP News and Journals Gateway, Sept 20, 2017)
The recent efforts by the Academy and pediatricians to protect Medicaid as Congress debated health care reform shed light on an often untold story — the program’s important role in the child welfare system, especially its emphasis on keeping families together as they heal.
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.