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Sophia Sepp

Food Over Fear: Overcoming Barriers to Connect Latinx Immigrant Families to Federal Nutrition and Food Programs

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

Food Over Fear: Overcoming Barriers to Connect Latinx Immigrant Families to Federal Nutrition and Food Programs

Food Research & Action Center and National Immigration Law Center (December 2020)

This report details findings about why immigrant families are not utilizing federal nutrition and food programs and offers recommendations for helping immigrant families navigate these obstacles. The report also describes the importance of its findings in the context of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resources for Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Language Issues, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Youth & Families

Resources For Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

The Immigration Learning Center (n.d.)

This comprehensive list provided by the Immigration Learning Center includes a variety of resources in different categories that could be useful to immigrants, parents, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Summary of Immigrant Ineligibility for Federal Public Benefits

By | Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight, Public Charge, State Policies

Summary of Immigrant Ineligibility for Federal Public Benefits

CLINIC (November 24, 2020)

This toolkit provides an overview of financial ineligibility for public benefits, ineligibility for federal public benefits based on immigration status, and eligibility for section 8 housing choice voucher program, section 8 housing project-based rental assistance, or public housing.

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2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities

By | Deportation, Detention, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities

CLINIC (November 17, 2020)

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has updated their list of 2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities. The 2021 policy priorities include a focus on advocating for the rights of Black immigrants that are disproportionately impacted by some Trump-era policies.

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Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States: Stable Numbers, Changing Origins

By | Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Research Highlight

Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States: Stable Numbers, Changing Origins

Randy Capps, Julia Gelatt, Ariel G. Ruiz Soto and Jennifer Van Hook; Migration Policy Institute (December 2020)

This fact sheet describes the current trends in unauthorized immigrant populations, highlighting the stabilization of the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States over the past decade.

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Building Legal Capacity to Combat Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Against Immigrants

By | Opportunities

Building Legal Capacity to Combat Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Against Immigrants

CLINIC • January 5, 2021 • 2-3PM ET

This webinar will provide information on the DOJ agency recognition and staff accreditation processes, which are essential for expanding the provision of immigration legal services to survivors of sexual assault, trafficking, and domestic violence.

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Our Immigration Policy Has Done Terrible Damage to Kids

By | In the News

Our Immigration Policy Has Done Terrible Damage to Kids

Lucy Bassett & Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Scientific American (December 1, 2020)

This article highlights four recommendations for the Biden-Harris administration to prevent further trauma to immigrant children in the U.S., related to family reunification, children’s development, care and custody of children, and social safety nets for immigrant children and families.

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Judge Requires the Government to Explain Why Undisclosed Data on Missing Separated Parents Was Not Provided Sooner

By | In the News

Judge Requires the Government to Explain Why Undisclosed Data on Missing Separated Parents Was Not Provided Sooner

Jasmine Aguilera, TIME (December 3, 2020)

A federal judge is ordering the government to explain why the data regarding missing separated parents was not provided earlier. The hope is that this data could help reunite separated families by sharing information about phone numbers and addresses that could locate the parents of these children.

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A Trump Immigration Policy Is Leaving Families Hungry

By | In the News

A Trump Immigration Policy Is Leaving Families Hungry

Zolan Kanno-Youngs, The New York Times (December 4, 2020)

Relief agencies are facing new challenges to meet demand as undocumented immigrants with citizen children are heading to food pantries instead of participating in federal assistance programs, such as receiving food stamps–another example of the ramifications of the public charge rule expansion under the Trump administration.

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