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Immigrant Youth

KIND and the End SIJS Backlog Coalition Endorse the Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act of 2021 (H.R. 6078)

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

KIND and the End SIJS Backlog Coalition Endorse the Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act of 2021 (H.R. 6078)

Kids in Need of Defense [KIND] (December 16, 2021)

This policy brief provides background and an overview of the recently introduced Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act, which would remove the annual limit on visas for SIJS recipients and provide important protections to immigrant survivors of trafficking, domestic violence, and other harms.

“Any Day They Could Deport Me”: Over 44,000 Immigrant Children Trapped in the SIJS Backlog

By | Deportation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

“Any Day They Could Deport Me”: Over 44,000 Immigrant Children Trapped in the SIJS Backlog

Rachel Leya Davidson and Laila L. Hlass, End SIJS Backlog Coalition and The Door (November 2021)

This report documents the extent and ramifications of the SIJS backlog and offers recommendations for addressing the backlog and providing protection to this vulnerable population of children.

The Impacts on English Learners of Key State High School Policies and Graduation Requirements

By | Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Research, Research Highlight, Social Work

The Impacts on English Learners of Key State High School Policies and Graduation Requirements

Julie Sugarman,  Migration Policy Institute (November 2021)

This research report discusses how state policies around high school completion may have an impact on English Learners (ELs) education. It also discusses opportunities to ensure ELs are provided access to a high-quality education, while still allowing the schools flexibility to accommodate local needs.

How a Pathway to Citizenship can help Children Thrive

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Trauma

How a Pathway to Citizenship can help Children Thrive

Children Thrive Action Network (October 28, 2021)

This brief outlines the pathway to citizenship and how it would help comprehensively support long-term success and healthy development for youth and children in immigrant families.

How the Child Welfare System Can better Respond to Needs of Children from Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies

How the Child Welfare System Can better Respond to Needs of Children from Immigrant Families

Mark Greenberg, Ann Flagg, Elian Maritz, Megan Finno-Velasquez, Andres Santiago, Lisa Armstrong & Dennis Gmerek, Migration Policy Institute (November 9, 2021)

This webinar discusses the intersections between the child welfare and immigration systems, possible state and local practices, considerations for the child welfare field, and recommendations for child placement, procedures, and staff training.

Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors

Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

Pavan Madan, The Psychiatric Times (October 12, 2021)

This report explains the effects that immigration has on adolescents and children, including the prevalence of psychiatric disorders on this population and the factors that reduce negative outcomes.

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How to Support Unaccompanied Immigrant Children & Youth Students in U.S. Schools

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

How to Support Unaccompanied Immigrant Children & Youth Students in U.S. Schools

Kids in Need of Defense-KIND (June 29, 2021)

This fact sheet provides information on unaccompanied immigrant children and how school districts can provide support to these children within their school and community.

Working with Immigrant Families Regardless of Legal Status: Spreading and Adapting 2 Gen Practices

By | Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Social Workers

Working with Immigrant Families Regardless of Legal Status: Spreading and Adapting 2 Gen Practices

Karen Murrell, Vikki Rompalla, Susana Garcia, Julia DeNatale & Margie McHugh, The Aspen Institute (September 16, 2021)

This webinar is the second of a four-part series discussing strategies from three organizations on how to provide 2Gen services to immigrant children and families experience status issues.

Protecting Afghan Unaccompanied and Separated Children Arriving in the United States

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Law/Policy Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors

Protecting Afghan Unaccompanied and Separated Children Arriving in the United States

Kids in Need of Defense -KIND (September 2, 2021)

This policy brief looks at current experience with unaccompanied and separated children to provide recommendations to help protect children arriving from Afghanistan.