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From the Border, into Foster Care

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From the Border, into Foster Care

Swathi Kella, Harvard Political Review (March 19, 2021)

This article takes a closer look at the experience of undocumented migrant children that are in custody of the government and end up in foster care, issues related to the current immigration system in the United States, and the process of reunification. Experts also share advice on how to improve the foster care system for migrant children.

An Update on Conditions Facing Immigrant Children at the Border

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An Update on Conditions Facing Immigrant Children at the Border

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (March 29, 2021)

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights provides an update on what is currently happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and the impact that it is having on immigrant children. The update also offers recommendations for protecting children and asylum-seekers that are entering into the United States.

With Covid-19, Nearly Half of U.S. Farm Workers Are ‘First in Exposure, Last in Protection’

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With Covid-19, Nearly Half of U.S. Farm Workers Are ‘First in Exposure, Last in Protection’

Meghan Roos, Newsweek (April 14, 2021)

Undocumented migrant workers in the United States are still struggling to receive adequate protection against COVID-19.  Examples of how they have not and are still not protected include work conditions that do not allow for social distancing, lack of access to personal protective equipment, not having access to COVID-19 testing, and now not being prioritized for vaccinations.

‘Nobody Would Tell Me Anything’: Immigrant Parents Struggle to Find Children in U.S. Custody

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‘Nobody Would Tell Me Anything’: Immigrant Parents Struggle to Find Children in U.S. Custody

Dasha Burns and Julia Ainsley, NBC News (April 16, 2021)

This article explores the difficulties that immigrant parents are experiencing trying to locate their children that are currently in custody in the United States as well as the process that some parents have had to go through to reunite with their children.

Late at Night, the U.S. is Expelling Migrants Back into Dangerous Mexico Border Cities

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Late at Night, the U.S. is Expelling Migrants Back into Dangerous Mexico Border Cities

Dianne Solis & Alfredo Corchado, Dallas News (April 22, 2021)

Migrant families that have entered the United States are being sent to Mexico late at night.  Many are being sent back under Title 42, a Trump-era order that the Biden administration is still using.