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Deportation

Detained or Deported: What about my children?

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Resources, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Youth & Families

Detained or Deported: What about my children?

Emily Butera, Dana Chou, Jessica Jones & Joanne Kelsey, Women’s Refugee Commission (Updated 2019)

This toolkit, available in both English and Spanish, provides information for detained parents and their advocates on how to prevent their children from entering the child welfare system, how to navigate the child welfare system, and how to make arrangements for their children when their immigration case ends. This toolkit will be available in all detention facilities that hold adults for more than 72 hours.

Access Toolkit in English Access Toolkit in Spanish Supplement with 2019 Updates

The Effects of Forced Family Separation in the Rio Grande Valley: A Family Unity, Family Health Research Update

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Research, Research Highlight, Resources, Topics

The Effects of Forced Family Separation in the Rio Grande Valley: A Family Unity, Family Health Research Update

Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, Sara Satinsky, and Jonathan Heller, Human Impact Partners & La Union del Pueblo Entero (October 2018)

This report lifts up how everyday activities, like driving, can result in severe consequences for children and families in the Valley. A minor traffic stop can snowball into the detention or deportation of a Rio Grande Valley community member. We chronicle how current practices around traffic stops, identification (ID) cards, and immigration enforcement are affecting the health and safety of the entire Rio Grande Valley.

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State Immigration Enforcement Policies

By | Deportation, Detention, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight, Resources, Topics

State Immigration Enforcement Policies

Julia Gelatt, Heather Koball, Hamutal Bernstein, Carmaine Runes, Eleanor Pratt, Urban Institute & National Center for Children in Poverty (May 2017)

This report from Urban Institute and the National Center for Children in Poverty found that expanding state immigration enforcement policies increased material hardship (such as eviction or difficulty paying for basic household expenses) in immigrant households with children. Although the policies target unauthorized immigrant populations, lawful immigrant households also experienced more material hardship in states with expanded enforcement, suggesting a broader climate of fear created by such policies.

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A Timeline: How the Trump Administration is Rolling Back Protections for Children

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

A Timeline: How the Trump Administration is Rolling Back Protections for Children

Kids in Need of Defense (October 9, 2018)

This updated publication provides a detailed timeline of the Trump administration’s actions to rollback child protections. The timeline details when all these actions took place, who put them into action, and what the impact on children is.

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Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Kinship Care, Legal Professionals, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Topics, Youth & Families

Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration

Generations United (2018)

This report highlights the additional hurdles faced by grandfamilies who come together as a result of a parent’s detention or deportation. Those hurdles include restricted access to support and services to help meet the children’s needs, language barriers, and fear of government agencies.

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No End in Sight, Why Migrants Give Up on Their U.S. Immigration Cases

By | Deportation, Detention, Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Topics

No End in Sight, Why Migrants Give Up on Their U.S. Immigration Cases

Southern Poverty Law Center (October 24, 2018)

Every day, thousands of people are locked away in detention centers – essentially prisons – as they pursue their immigration cases and the hope of a new life in the United States. Many have fled violence and bodily harm in their home countries. But all too often, detained immigrants, particularly in the Deep South, give up on their cases because their conditions of confinement are too crushing to bear.

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Family Consequences of Detention/Deportation: Effects on Finances, Health, and Well-Being

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Trauma

Family Consequences of Detention/Deportation: Effects on Finances, Health, and Well-Being

Samantha Artiga and Barbara Lyons, Henry J Kaiser Foundation (September 18, 2018)

This report builds on a previous report that documented the impact of the Trump administration immigration policy environment on immigrant families’ health and wellbeing by exploring the direct impacts of detention and deportation on family finances, health, and well-being.

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Resources for Families Facing Deportation and Separation

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Parental Interests Directive, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Spanish Resources, Topics, Youth & Families

Resources for Families Facing Deportation and Separation

Women’s Refugee Commission (July, 2018)

These guides and reports provide information about family separation, safety planning, and child welfare for families facing detention and deportation. The documents provide tools for preventing family separation and resources for families caught between the immigration and child welfare systems. Available in English and Spanish.

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Recommendations for Reunifying Separated Family Members

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers

Recommendations for Reunifying Separated Family Members

Kids in Need of Defense (July 13, 2018)

In this publication, KIND outlines its recommendations for separated children, detained parents, and deported parents to ensure the best interests of these families and protect their access to due process.

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