Category

Detention

Widespread infringement of the civil rights and civil liberties of Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children held in the custody of CBP

By | Child Maltreatment, Detention, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

Widespread infringement of the civil rights and civil liberties of Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children held in the custody of CBP

Kids in Need of Defense (April 7, 2022)

This complaint filed by KIND details civil rights and civil liberties infringements experienced by unaccompanied noncitizen children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) in 2021.

Settlement Limits ICE’s Power to Stop Vehicles and Make Arrests

By | Detention, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Legal/Law

Settlement Limits ICE’s Power to Stop Vehicles and Make Arrests

Aimee Mayer-Salins, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (March 28, 2022)

This settlement agreement states that ICE must stop unlawful arrests through vehicle stops and other enforcement tactics in the states of Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Kansas.

Four Years of Profound Change: Immigration Policy during the Trump Presidency

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied Minors

Four Years of Profound Change: Immigration Policy during the Trump Presidency

Jessica Bolter, Emma Isreal and Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute (February 2022)

This report provides a summary of immigration policies implemented during the Trump administration that significantly changed the U.S. immigration system.

The psychological effects of forced family separation on asylum-seeking children and parents at the US-Mexico border: A qualitative analysis of medico-legal documents

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

The psychological effects of forced family separation on asylum-seeking children and parents at the US-Mexico border: A qualitative analysis of medico-legal documents

Kathryn Hampton, Elsa Raker, Hajar Habbach, Linda Camaj Deda, Michele Heisler, and Ranit Mishori; PLOS ONE (November 24, 2021)

This study explored narratives from parents and children separated as a result of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy. Data indicated significant negative mental health outcomes even after reunification.

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.

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.

Stopping ICE from Unlawfully Detaining Immigrant Youth

By | Detention, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

Stopping ICE from Unlawfully Detaining Immigrant Youth

American Immigration Council (September 21, 2021)

This litigation discusses how ICE has been detaining unaccompanied minors that turn 18 into adult custody instead of less restrictive options. In September, a federal judge ruled these practices unlawful and required ICE to make changes to avoid further issues.