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Sophia Sepp

The Lasting Legacy of Exclusion: How the Law that Brought Us Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Excluded Immigrant Families & Institutionalized Racism in our Social Support System

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Federal Policy, Legal/Law, Public Charge

The Lasting Legacy of Exclusion: How the Law that Brought Us Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Excluded Immigrant Families & Institutionalized Racism in our Social Support System

Center for the Study of Social Policy & the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (August 2021)

This report reviews the history and legacy of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (PRWORA), highlighting its racist roots and institutionalization of anti-immigrant exclusions to a range of public benefits and tax credits.

How Systemic Inequities in Language Access are Impacting Asian, Pacific Islander, and African Immigrant and Refugee Communities During the Pandemic

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Language Issues, Research Highlight

How Systemic Inequities in Language Access are Impacting Asian, Pacific Islander, and African Immigrant and Refugee Communities During the Pandemic

 Derek Lin, MPH, Research and Policy Analyst, New Mexico Voices for Children and Judy Barnstone, Ph.D., Associate Professor, New Mexico Highlands University (August 2021)

This report documents the findings of a mixed-method study exploring language access-related challenges experienced by refugee and immigrant communities in New Mexico during the pandemic.

Working Through Status with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Practices

By | Opportunities

Working Through Status with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Practices

The Aspen Institute • September 16, 2021 • 2pm EST
This webinar will provide strategies for designing and implementing a 2Gen program that serves mixed-status immigrant and refugee families, including how to build staff capacity and access funding. This is the 2nd of the 4-part series, Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices.

Supporting Immigrant Providers and Families Through Child Care Relief Funds

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, State Policies

Supporting Immigrant Providers and Families Through Child Care Relief Funds

Tiffany Ferrette, CLASP (August 11, 2021)

This brief review the two child care funding streams included in the American Rescue Plan Act, and how states can use these funds to support immigrant families with young children seeking child care as well as immigrant child care workers.

Read with Your Child and Learn about Being and Becoming a Citizen Together!

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Youth & Families

Read with Your Child and Learn about Being and Becoming a Citizen Together!

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (September 2020)

This webpage provides a compilation of books from CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration for young readers about the importance of diversity, the immigrant families’ journeys to the U.S. and the responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen.

Guidance for SIJS State Court Predicate Orders in California: What You Need to Know in 2021

By | Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Guidance for SIJS State Court Predicate Orders in California: What You Need to Know in 2021

Katie Annand (KIND), Ashley Melwani (Legal Services for Children), & Rachel Prandini (ILRC) (June 8, 2021)

This practice guidance provides recommendations on what information to include in state court predicate orders for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in CA as well as sample predicate orders from family, probate, dependency, and delinquency courts.

18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

By | Opportunities

18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

Virtual Event • Sept. 27-28, 2021 • 2pm – 5pm

This year’s Immigration Law and Policy Conference, hosted by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Migration Policy Institute and the Georgetown University Law Center, will include keynotes, policy and legal analysis, and discussion of important immigration topics from a variety of stakeholders, while also offering networking and other activities for attendees.