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Child Well-Being

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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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.

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).   

Immediate Priorities for the Protection of Immigrant Children

By | Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Public Charge, Unaccompanied Minors

Immediate Priorities for the Protection of Immigrant Children 

The Young Center 

Developed by a coalition of organizations dedicated to the rights, health, and safety of immigrant children, this resource provides a list of 10 legislative priorities for the incoming Biden administration.   

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, State Policy

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches

Caitlin Katsiaficas, Migration Policy Institute (October 2020)

Immigrant and refugee families are an at-risk population that are not often enrolled in home visiting program.  The purpose of home visiting programs is to support children and their caretakers and for immigrant and refugee families this could mean assistance with integration-related supports that help parents access early childhood, health, and social services systems.  This policy brief discusses approaches that some states have utilized to help immigrant and refugees access home visiting programs.

Children’s Uninsured Rate Rises by Largest Annual Jump in More Than a Decade

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

Children’s Uninsured Rate Rises by Largest Annual Jump in More Than a Decade

Joan Alker and Alexandra Corcoran, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families (October 2020)

Every year of the Trump Administration the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased.  The largest annual increase in more than a decade was seen between 2018 and 2019 when the number of uninsured children grew by 320,000.  It is noted that this data was collected before the pandemic so the number of children without health insurance is expected to be significantly higher in 2020.  Latino children were found to have faced one of the largest increases in coverage loss.

Reimagining Children’s Immigration Proceedings: A Roadmap for an Entirely New System Centered around Children

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Unaccompanied Minors

Reimagining Children’s Immigration Proceedings: A Roadmap for an Entirely New System Centered around Children

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (October 2020)

This report, developed by experts in various fields, details a new framework for the federal government to use for providing aid to separated or unaccompanied minors that request to reside permanently in the United States. 

In High and Low Enforcement Jurisdictions Alike, Most Latino High School Students Express Fear of Deportation, with Consequences for Mental Health

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma

In High and Low Enforcement Jurisdictions Alike, Most Latino High School Students Express Fear of Deportation, with Consequences for Mental Health 

Randy Capps, Jodi Berger Cardoso, Kalina Brabeck, Michael Fix, and Ariel G Ruiz Soto, Migration Policy Institute (September 2020) 

The fear surrounding immigration enforcement in American communities is far-reaching. This report demonstrates the consequences of such concerns for Latino youth’s mental health while also concentrating on support factors of spirituality and family relationships as potential sources of resilience.

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The Rate of Children Without Health Insurance Is Rising, Particularly among Latino Children of Immigrant Parents and White Children

By | Child Well-Being, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Research, Research Highlight

The Rate of Children Without Health Insurance Is Rising, Particularly among Latino Children of Immigrant Parents and White Children 

Lina Guzman, Yiyu Chen, and Dana Thomson, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (September 15, 2020) 

While health insurance coverage for children has expanded thanks to federal and state legislation over the past ten years, differences in access to care among non-white populations persist. In this research brief, the rate of uninsured children from 2010-2018 is compared across racial/ethnic groups and among Hispanic children with at least one US-born parent and those with only foreign-born parents.

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The Day That ICE Came: How Worksite Raids Are Once Again Harming Children and Families

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight

The Day That ICE Came: How Worksite Raids Are Once Again Harming Children and Families

Wendy Cervantes, Rebecca Ulrich, & Vanessa Meraz, CLASP (July 13, 2020)

CLASP conducted a study at three locations where ICE worksite raids were conducted in order to evaluate the impact on immigrant children and families. Findings shows severe adverse affects on the mental health and economic well-being of children, their parents, and their communities.

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