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Deportation

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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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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Disappearing Parents: A Report on Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

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

Disappearing Parents: A Report on Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

Southwest Institute for Research on Women & Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona (2011)

This report describes families entangled in two vast bureaucracies – the federal immigration enforcement system and the state child welfare system. The report is based on over a year of research, including over fifty surveys and twenty interviews with juvenile court judges, attorneys representing children and parents in juvenile court, and case workers in Child Protective Services.

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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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The Impact of Detention and Deportation on Latino Immigrant Children and Families: A Quantitative Exploration

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight

The Impact of Detention and Deportation on Latino Immigrant Children and Families: A Quantitative Exploration

Kalina M. Brabeck and Qingwen Xu, Rhode Island College (July 2010)

This quantitative analysis found that parents with higher levels of legal vulnerability report a greater impact of detention/deportation on the family environment and children’s well-being. It also provides practice and policy implications.

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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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Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children

By | Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Research, Resources, State Policies

Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children

Urban Institute & National Council of La Raza (2007)

This report details the consequences of immigration enforcement operations on children’s psychological, educational, economic, and social well-being. The report profiles three communities that experienced large-scale work-site raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Greeley, CO; Grand Island, NE; and New Bedford, MA.

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