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Family Separation

In High and Low Enforcement Jurisdictions Alike, Most Latino High School Students Express Fear of Deportation, with Consequences for Mental Health

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

In High and Low Enforcement Jurisdictions Alike, Most Latino High School Students Express Fear of Deportation, with Consequences for Mental Health 

Randy Capps, Jodi Berger Cardoso, Kalina Brabeck, Michael Fix, and Ariel G Ruiz Soto, Migration Policy Institute (September 2020) 

The fear surrounding immigration enforcement in American communities is far-reaching. This report demonstrates the consequences of such concerns for Latino youth’s mental health while also concentrating on support factors of spirituality and family relationships as potential sources of resilience.

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The Invisible Wall: Policies that Threaten Immigrant Families

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

The Invisible Wall: Policies that Threaten Immigrant Families

Protecting Immigrant Families (August 14, 2020)

This resource reviews the litany of polices Trump’s administration has executed to decrease immigration to the United States. It details if the policy has been proposed, is in litigation, and its potential finality.

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Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Public Charge, Research, Research Highlight

Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency

Sarah Pierce and Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute (July, 2020)

Since Trump’s inauguration, over 400 policies and executive orders have been implemented targeting all levels of immigration to and within the United States. This report covers all notable changes and their long lasting effects on the immigration system.

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

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight

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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