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Family Separation

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

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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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Immigrant Connection Project (ICON)

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Immigrant Connection Project (ICON)

Anne Marie Mulcahy, Vera Institute of Justice (March 30, 2020)

The Immigrant Connection Project (ICON) was created during the family separation crisis. This resource is for parents who were separated from their children. The Vera Institute of Justice also helps attorneys of these families in locating legal service providers who are working with these children.

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Watchdog Report: May Never Know How Many Children Were Separated

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Watchdog Report: May Never Know How Many Children Were Separated

United States Government Accountability Office (February 2020)

This report found that inconsistencies in record keeping may never give the exact number of children who were separated or who remain separated a result of ‘Zero Tolerance.’ It also includes recommendations to DHS and HHS.

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Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody

By | Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Research Highlight, Trauma

Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (September 2019)

A report released by the Office of the Inspector General confirmed that intense trauma was common among children who entered the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facilities in 2018 including those who were suddenly separated from their parents.

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Separation of Families via the ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’

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Separation of Families via the ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’

Leah Chavla, Women’s Refugee Commission (August 16, 2019)

The Women’s Refugee Commission filed this complaint to the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of numerous families who were separated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials along the U.S. southwestern border, where at least some member(s) of the family were placed into the administration’s so-called ‘Migrant Protection Protocols’ (also known as ‘Remain in Mexico’ or RIM program) and sent back to Mexico.

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Advocating for the International Child

By | Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Advocating for the International Child

Susannah Volpe and Pamela Kemp, National Association of Counsel for Children Conference (August 2017)

This article provides an overview of legal options, advocacy strategies, and useful tools for navigating situations in which child welfare and child protection work intersects with immigration enforcement.

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Maintaining Family Values

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Maintaining Family Values

Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (March 2019)

This report describes the nationwide comprehensive emergency case-management program that LIRS funded and implemented in summer-fall 2018. The Family Reunification Support Program was designed specifically to support formerly separated families who were released by ICE following their reunification.

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Communities in Crisis: Interior Removals and Their Human Consequences

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

Communities in Crisis: Interior Removals and Their Human Consequences

Kino Border Initiative, The Center for Migration Studies of New York, and the Office of Justice and Ecology (November 2018)

Migrant advocacy groups at the Arizona border are seeing more immigrants being deported after spending many years living in the United States and a new survey by several faith-based groups details the hardships separated families face after a relative is deported.

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