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Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America

Women’s Refugee Commission (October 14, 2012)

In light of the dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border into the United States due to extreme violence in Central America, this report highlights the responsibility of the U.S. government to provide protection for these children and provides specific recommendations.

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Overview of Child Welfare Immigration Policies and Programs

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Presentations, State Policies, Training & Tools

Overview of Child Welfare Immigration Policies and Programs

First Focus (October 5, 2012)

Presented by Yali Lincroft (First Focus) South Carolina Department of Social Services and Court Staff, Columbia, SC, October 2012

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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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The Immigration/Child Welfare Nexus

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, CICW Presentations, Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies, Trauma

The Immigration / Child Welfare Nexus

Presented by Howard Davidson, American Bar Association; Yali Lincroft, First Focus; Kristen Jackson, Public Counsel; & Janet Barragán, Child Welfare Services, San Diego County
American Public Human Services Agency Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, (September 2012)
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Child Welfare Systems’ Response to Immigrant Children and Families: Indicators of Advancement and Emerging Challenges

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Immigration Enforcement, Presentations, Social Work, Training & Tools

Child Welfare Systems’ Response to Immigrant Children and Families: Indicators of Advancement and Emerging Challenges

18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (April 2012)

Presented by Alan Dettlaff (Jane Addams College of Social Work), Yali Lincroft (First Focus), Emily Butera (Women’s Refugee Commission), & Jennifer Podkul (Women’s Refugee Commission) 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington DC, April 2012

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The Flow of Unaccompanied Children Through the Immigration System- A Resource for Practitioners, Policy Makers, and Researchers

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Research, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

The Flow of Unaccompanied Children Through the Immigration System- A Resource for Practitioners, Policy Makers, and Researchers

Vera Institute of Justice (March 2012)

In light of the complexity of the legal process for unaccompanied children detained by U.S. immigration, this report provides a thorough overview of the system as a resource for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers working to help these children.

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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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A Child Welfare/Immigration Case Example

By | CICW Publications, CICW Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Parental Interests Directive, Parenting, Resources

A Child Welfare / Immigration Case Example

(2012)

This case example involves an actual case and questions that were posed to the Immigrant Children’s Lawyers Network. Comments were provided by a dependency attorney, two retired child welfare agency directors, and an immigration/child welfare consultant.

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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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Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

By | Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Family Violence, Foster Care, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Resources, Spanish Resources

Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation (formerly the Applied Research Center) (November 2011)

This extensive report is the first national investigation on threats to families when immigration enforcement and the child welfare system intersect. It explores the extent to which children in foster care are prevented from uniting with their detained or deported parents and the failures of the child welfare system to adequately work to reunify these families.

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