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The resources in this section address important policy issues impacting immigrant children and families who come to the attention of the child welfare system. 

CICW/MCWNN Policy Briefs: The briefs in this series are written by CICW members and highlight current legal and policy related challenges facing immigrant children and families involved in the child welfare system.  Topics include the impact of immigration enforcement on child welfare systems, immigration relief options, and public benefits and child welfare financing.

Parental Interest Directive: Resources on this page provide information on the ICE Parental Interest Directive which is intended to reduce harm to children and families resulting from immigration enforcement actions against parents.

State and Federal Legislation:  Resources on this page include examples of state and federal legislation that may impact immigrant children and families involved in the child welfare system.  Information on California’s Senate Bill 1064 – the Reuniting Immigrant Families Act – is included here.

Immigration Reform and Enforcement: These resources include policy briefs and fact sheets that address issues of immigration reform and immigration enforcement from partner agencies.

Immigration Executive ActionPlease review the list of resources on this page to learn more about DACA, DAPA, and the additional actions that President Obama announced in November.