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Practice Alert: USCIS Policy Manual Updates Related to Asylees and Refugees

By | Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight

Practice Alert: USCIS Policy Manual Updates Related to Asylees and Refugees

AILA Doc. No. 21040830 (April 8, 2021)

This document created by the American Immigration Lawyers Association summarizes and lists the details of the recent changes that were made to the USCIS Policy Manual for working with Asylees and Refugees. (Document access requires an AILA account).

 

Working with Immigrant Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Child Welfare Agency’s Role

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight

Working with Immigrant Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Child Welfare Agency’s Role

ABA (April 1, 2021)

This webinar is intended to offer guidance to attorneys that work on behalf of child welfare agencies or the state.  The webinar discusses ways to support immigrant youth in foster care.

Webinar: Serving LGBTQIA Children Who Are Seeking Protection

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Webinar: Serving LGBTQIA Children Who Are Seeking Protection

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (March 25, 2021)

This webinar explores the strengths and challenges that LGBTQIA children encounter when they seek protection in the United States.  The panel of experts that participated in the webinar discuss how they have worked with this population and offer recommendations for improving the immigration system so that it can better support immigrant LGBTQIA youth.

DHS Announces New Guidance to Limit ICE and CBP Civil Enforcement Actions In or Near Courthouse

By | Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

DHS Announces New Guidance to Limit ICE and CBP Civil Enforcement Actions In or Near Courthouse

Department of Homeland Security (April 27, 2021)

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, has put new limits in place on immigration enforcement actions in or near courthouses. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have received information regarding the new guidance set by the Department of Homeland Security.

Forgoing Healthcare in a Global Pandemic: The Chilling Effects of the Public Charge Rule on Health Access Among Children in California

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Public Charge

Forgoing Healthcare in a Global Pandemic: The Chilling Effects of the Public Charge Rule on Health Access Among Children in California

Alma Guerrero, Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, & Arturo Vargas Bustamante, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (April 6, 2021)

This policy brief focuses on seven regions in California to attempt to estimate the chilling effects of the public charge rule on health care access for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Immigrants and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children in the United States

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Research, Research Highlight

Immigrants and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children in the United States

Jacob Hofstetter and Margie McHugh, Migration Policy Institute (April 2021)

The U.S. fact sheet provided by the Migration Policy Institute, examine the main sociodemographic features of immigrant and native-born parents with the intention of gaining more knowledge about how to create more equitable ways of integrating the needs of immigrant families in the United States with a focus on early childhood, health and social services, and the education systems.  There are also fact sheets included for each state. The webinar link highlights the data that illustrates the disparities that children in immigrant families experience in the United States.

Federal, State, and Local Immigrant-Related Policies and Child Health Outcomes: a Systematic Review

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Legal/Law, Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

Federal, State, and Local Immigrant-Related Policies and Child Health Outcomes: a Systematic Review

Danielle M. Crookes, Kaitlyn K. Stanhope, Ye Ji Kim, Elizabeth Lummus, & Shakira F. Suglia, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (February 8, 2021)

This systematic review evaluates local, state, and federal immigration related policies and the impact that these policies have on the health outcomes of children.

Barriers to Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for Eligible but Uninsured Latinx Children: A Texas Case Study

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Public Charge, Research, Research Highlight

Barriers to Medicaid and CHIP Coverage for Eligible but Uninsured Latinx Children: A Texas Case Study

Clara Alvarez Caraveo, Luis E. Basurto, Dulce Gonzalez, & Clare Pan, Urban Institute (February 2021)

This research article uses a case study focusing on Texas to explore the obstacles that exist for Latinx children that are eligible to access federal benefits but are also uninsured.

Hampered by the Pandemic: Unaccompanied Child Arrivals Increase as Earlier Preparedness Shortfalls Limit the Response

By | In the News

Hampered by the Pandemic: Unaccompanied Child Arrivals Increase as Earlier Preparedness Shortfalls Limit the Response

Mark Greenberg, MPI (March 2021)

This article discusses how shortfalls in preparedness resulted in overcrowding at U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities in the months of February and March when there was an increase in the number of unaccompanied child migrants entering the United States.