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Our Immigration Policy Has Done Terrible Damage to Kids

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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

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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

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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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Sixty-nine percent of undocumented immigrant workers have jobs ‘essential’ to fighting Covid, says study

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Sixty-nine percent of undocumented immigrant workers have jobs ‘essential’ to fighting Covid, says study

Julia Ainsley, NBC News (December 16, 2020)

The pro-immigration reform group FWD.US. recently released a study based on the 2019 American Community Survey that found that over two-thirds of undocumented immigrant workers are in frontline jobs that are deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19 in the U.S.

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Mixed-Status Immigrant Families Eligible for Stimulus Checks in COVID Relief Bill

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Mixed-Status Immigrant Families Eligible for Stimulus Checks in COVID Relief Bill

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News (December 22, 2020)

The recently passed $900 billion COVID relief bill will include mixed-status immigrant families with undocumented family members, making them eligible to receive stimulus checks, which they were not able to receive with the first stimulus package last spring. Mixed-status families with one Social Security Number-holder will also become retroactively eligible for the checks that were a part of the CARES Act.