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Federal Policy

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.

Cut The Contracts: It’s Time To End ICE’s Corrupt Detention Management System

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

Cut The Contracts: It’s Time To End ICE’s Corrupt Detention Management System 

NIJC (March 16, 2021) 

Through examining the history of immigration detention and documented nefarious contracting practices, this policy brief calls upon the Biden administration to bring about the immediate end of detention centers and contracts on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  

How the U.S. Citizenship Act Impacts Children

By | Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

How the U.S. Citizenship Act Impacts Children 

CLASP (March 2021) 

This fact sheet covers the potential impact of the recently introduced U.S. Citizenship Act upon children, including a pathway to citizenship, a four-year strategy addressing causes of child migration, the development of guidelines for children in CBP custody, the provision of grants to educational agencies serving unaccompanied minors, facilitating family reunification, and eliminating current restrictions to immigrants for means-tested federal benefits. The authors indicated that collectively, this bill’s implementation would promote immigrant children’s safety and development.

Remedying the Separation of Families at the U.S. Mexico Border

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Topics

Remedying the Separation of Families at the U.S. Mexico Border 

Ann Garcia, CLINIC (December 1, 2020) 

This transition paper discusses the impact of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy on immigrant families separated at the border. It then offers five policy recommendations that can be undertaken in the first 100 days of the Biden administration. 

A New Way Forward: What Congress Must Do to Protect the Dignity, Health, and Safety of Children in Immigration Custody

By | Child Well-Being, Detention, Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Topics, Unaccompanied Minors

A New Way Forward: What Congress Must Do to Protect the Dignity, Health, and Safety of Children in Immigration Custody 

National Center for Youth Law (January 2021) 

This two-part briefing describes how federal policy during the last year of the Trump administration has impacted immigrant children and how Congress can legislate comprehensive federal policy for children in federal immigration custody. Specific recommendations describe how the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security could address children’s needs while in custody to ensure their rights are protected. 

Immigrants and the COVID Vaccine: What Do I Need to Know?

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Safety

Immigrants and the COVID Vaccine: What Do I Need to Know? 

North Carolina Justice Center (January 25, 2021) 

In response to the confusion and the spreading of misinformation surrounding immigrants’ eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, this flyer seeks to clarify basic information about the vaccine, such as its cost and availability. The flyer is available in several languages other than English.