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Food Over Fear: Overcoming Barriers to Connect Latinx Immigrant Families to Federal Nutrition and Food Programs

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Public Charge, Research, Research Highlight

Food Over Fear: Overcoming Barriers to Connect Latinx Immigrant Families to Federal Nutrition and Food Programs

Food Research & Action Center and National Immigration Law Center (December 2020)

This report details findings about why immigrant families are not utilizing federal nutrition and food programs and offers recommendations for helping immigrant families navigate these obstacles. The report also describes the importance of its findings in the context of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resources for Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Language Issues, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Youth & Families

Resources For Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

The Immigration Learning Center (n.d.)

This comprehensive list provided by the Immigration Learning Center includes a variety of resources in different categories that could be useful to immigrants, parents, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Summary of Immigrant Ineligibility for Federal Public Benefits

By | Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight, Public Charge, State Policies

Summary of Immigrant Ineligibility for Federal Public Benefits

CLINIC (November 24, 2020)

This toolkit provides an overview of financial ineligibility for public benefits, ineligibility for federal public benefits based on immigration status, and eligibility for section 8 housing choice voucher program, section 8 housing project-based rental assistance, or public housing.

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2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities

By | Deportation, Detention, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities

CLINIC (November 17, 2020)

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has updated their list of 2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities. The 2021 policy priorities include a focus on advocating for the rights of Black immigrants that are disproportionately impacted by some Trump-era policies.

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Anticipated “Chilling Effects” of the Public-Charge Rule Are Real: Census Data Reflect Steep Decline in Benefits Use by Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Public Charge, Research, Research Highlight

Anticipated “Chilling Effects” of the Public-Charge Rule Are Real: Census Data Reflect Steep Decline in Benefits Use by Immigrant Families

Randy Capps, Michael Fix, and Jeanne Batalova; Migration Policy Institute (December 2020)

MPI researchers document the decline in utilization of public-benefit programs, including TANF, SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid by non-citizens and their U.S.-born children during the Trump administration.

Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States: Stable Numbers, Changing Origins

By | Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Research Highlight

Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States: Stable Numbers, Changing Origins

Randy Capps, Julia Gelatt, Ariel G. Ruiz Soto and Jennifer Van Hook; Migration Policy Institute (December 2020)

This fact sheet describes the current trends in unauthorized immigrant populations, highlighting the stabilization of the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States over the past decade.

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2021 Immigration Action Plan

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal/Law

2021 Immigration Action Plan: Restoring Human Dignity Recovering the Economy Reinforcing American Values

Immigration Hub, America’s Voice, and Partners (August 2020)

Immigration Hub and America’s Voice collaborated with more than 100 organization to develop an Immigration Action Plan for 2021 that advocates for ten actions that are aimed at transforming the immigration system in the United States.

 

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Policy Alert: Updated Policy Guidance for the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

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

Policy Alert: Updated Policy Guidance for the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (November 13, 2020)

USCIS recently announced updates to age and “sought to acquire” requirements under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). These updates further clarify how USCIS calculates an applicant’s age under defined conditions and provides other guidance.

Best Practices for Safe Repatriation Advocacy

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Best Practices for Safe Repatriation Advocacy  

The Young Center (October, 2020) 

Encouraging practitioners to operate from a trauma-informed lens when working with unaccompanied and separated immigrant children, this practice guide illustrates critical steps towards ensuring safe repatriation. The guide offers essential tips when working directly with clients and information regarding advocacy work with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), consulates, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).