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Law & Policy

Children in Harm’s Way: Criminal Justice, Immigration Enforcement, and Child Welfare

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Trauma

Children in Harm’s Way: Criminal Justice, Immigration Enforcement, and Child Welfare

Sentencing Project, First Focus and Migration and Child Welfare National Network (January, 2013)

Children in Harm’s Way is a compilation of articles written by leading scholars, policy analysts, legal experts, and practitioners that explores how children are harmed when the criminal justice, immigration enforcement, and child welfare systems converge.

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California Senate Bill 1064: Reuniting Immigrant Families

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Kinship Care, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Social Work, State Policies, State Policy

California Senate Bill 1064: Reuniting Immigrant Families

California Senate (September 30, 2012)

Signed into law October 1, 2012, the Reuniting Immigrant Families Act prioritizes keeping children with their families and out of the public child welfare system when possible. SB1064 authorizes more time for child welfare agencies to find and reunite detained and deported parents with their children or find placement with relatives, regardless of their immigration status. It requires the California Department of Social Services to provide guidance on filing special immigrant relief options and for working with foreign consulates regarding the custody of children of deported parents.

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Special Status Seekers: Through the Underused SIJS Process, Immigrant Juveniles May Obtain Legal Status

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies, State Policy, Unaccompanied Minors

Special Status Seekers: Through the Underused SIJS Process, Immigrant Juveniles May Obtain Legal Status

Los Angeles Lawyer (February 2012)

Written by Kristen Jackson, this article discusses the use of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status as a form of immigration relief for immigrant youth.

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Special Immigrant Status for Certain Aliens Declared Dependent on a Juvenile Court

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied Minors

Special Immigrant Status for Certain Aliens Declared Dependent on a Juvenile Court

Special Immigrant Juvenile, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 8, § 204.11

Government Publishing Office (2012)

Provides guidance on the process for establishing an immigrant child’s eligibility for an immigrant visa when the child has been placed in foster care and is declared dependent by a juvenile court.

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Federal Immigration and Nationality Law (United States Code Title 8, Chapter 12, Cornell University, Legal Information Institute)

By | Federal Policy, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy

Federal Immigration and Nationality Law (United States Code Title 8, Chapter 12, Cornell University, Legal Information Institute)

Cornell University/Legal Information Institute (2011)

Compiles legislation enacted by Congress regarding immigration and naturalization law.

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Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts

By | Adoption, Deportation, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (July 2010)

This is a national benchbook for juvenile and family court judges on various immigration related issues including: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, adoption, VAWA, U Visas, divorce, child custody, immigration consequences of delinquency and crime, and immigration enforcement.

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Caught Between Systems: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Policies

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Law & Policy

Caught Between Systems: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Policies

Wendy Cervantes, Yali Lincroft, & Ken Borelli, First Focus (May 21, 2010)

This comprehensive series of papers and fact sheets examines the challenges that arise when the immigration and child welfare systems collide, and provides policy recommendations on how the two systems can work together to better protect the interests of children and families. In three papers, authors address immigration enforcement, language, cultural, immigration relief, public benefits, and child welfare financing.

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Language, Culture, and Immigration Relief Options

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Law & Policy, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Language, Culture, and Immigration Relief Options

First Focus (May 21, 2010)

This comprehensive series of papers and fact sheets examines the challenges that arise when the immigration and child welfare systems collide, and provides policy recommendations on how the two systems can work together to better protect the interests of children and families.

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The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Child Welfare

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy

The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Child Welfare

First Focus (April 7, 2010)

This comprehensive series of papers and fact sheets examines the challenges that arise when the immigration and child welfare systems collide, and provides policy recommendations on how the two systems can work together to better protect the interests of children and families.

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Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act 

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Foster Care, Law & Policy, Practice, Resources, Social Workers

Intentions and Results: A Look Back at the Adoption and Safe Families Act

Center for the Study of Social Policy & Urban Institute (2009)

This publication examines the effects of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, including, “The Impact of ASFA on Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System.”

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