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Deportation

“Any Day They Could Deport Me”: Over 44,000 Immigrant Children Trapped in the SIJS Backlog

By | Deportation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

“Any Day They Could Deport Me”: Over 44,000 Immigrant Children Trapped in the SIJS Backlog

Rachel Leya Davidson and Laila L. Hlass, End SIJS Backlog Coalition and The Door (November 2021)

This report documents the extent and ramifications of the SIJS backlog and offers recommendations for addressing the backlog and providing protection to this vulnerable population of children.

How a Pathway to Citizenship can help Children Thrive

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Trauma

How a Pathway to Citizenship can help Children Thrive

Children Thrive Action Network (October 28, 2021)

This brief outlines the pathway to citizenship and how it would help comprehensively support long-term success and healthy development for youth and children in immigrant families.

KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

By | Deportation, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (November 4, 2021)

This policy brief discusses the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act being introduced to the Senate. This Act would help provide fundamental fairness and due process to children at risk of deportation.

How the Child Welfare System Can better Respond to Needs of Children from Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies

How the Child Welfare System Can better Respond to Needs of Children from Immigrant Families

Mark Greenberg, Ann Flagg, Elian Maritz, Megan Finno-Velasquez, Andres Santiago, Lisa Armstrong & Dennis Gmerek, Migration Policy Institute (November 9, 2021)

This webinar discusses the intersections between the child welfare and immigration systems, possible state and local practices, considerations for the child welfare field, and recommendations for child placement, procedures, and staff training.

Best Practices for Child Welfare in Working with Families with Immigrant Members

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Language Issues, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Best Practices for Child Welfare in Working with Families with Immigrant Members

Migration Policy Institute & American Public Human Services Association (November 2021)

This practice guide provides recommendations and steps child welfare agencies can take to improve how they address the needs of immigrant families and promote child well-being.

Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law

By | Deportation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (September 30, 2021)

This memorandum provided by DHS calls to prioritize the removal of undocumented immigrants who are a threat to public and national security, but not on the basis of their undocumented status alone.

Read the Full Memorandum

From Immigrant Detention to a More Effective U.S. Immigration Custody System

By | Deportation, Detention, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight

From Immigrant Detention to a More Effective U.S. Immigration Custody System

Randy Capps, Doris Meissner, Nina Siulc & Claire Trickler-McNulty, Migration Policy Institute (September 2, 2021)

This webinar discusses the findings of a new report regarding the U.S. immigration detention system and makes recommendations on how the system can be redesigned.

Mississippi ICE Raids Two Years Later: Increased Strains and Shrinking Hope

By | Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight

Mississippi ICE Raids Two Years Later: Increased Strains and Shrinking Hope

Mississippi Center for Justice (August 6, 2021)

This report reviews the lasting impacts and problems 2 years after the 2019 ICE raids in Mississippi and provides recommendations for a path forward. Read previous report here too.

Take Action: Prevent Your Noncitizen Clients from Being Deported while in Prison

By | Deportation, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight

Take Action: Prevent Your Noncitizen Clients from Being Deported while in Prison

Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (June 16, 2021)

This toolkit provides recommendations and best practices for Criminal Defenders working with noncitizen clients who are at risk for deportation. While geared toward practitioners in California, this toolkit may have applications for federal defenders across the U.S.

Pushed Into Harm’s Way: Forced Returns of Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Danger by the USA and Mexico

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Pushed Into Harm’s Way: Forced Returns of Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Danger by the USA and Mexico

Amnesty International (June 11, 2021)

This report details the deportations of thousands of unaccompanied minors by both the USA and Mexico without sufficient screenings for the danger and harm these children may encounter, and offers recommendation to both nation’s government to address these issues.