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Immigrant Youth

Policy Alert: Updated Policy Guidance for the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

By | Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Policy Alert: Updated Policy Guidance for the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (November 13, 2020)

USCIS recently announced updates to age and “sought to acquire” requirements under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). These updates further clarify how USCIS calculates an applicant’s age under defined conditions and provides other guidance.

Best Practices for Safe Repatriation Advocacy

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Best Practices for Safe Repatriation Advocacy  

The Young Center (October, 2020) 

Encouraging practitioners to operate from a trauma-informed lens when working with unaccompanied and separated immigrant children, this practice guide illustrates critical steps towards ensuring safe repatriation. The guide offers essential tips when working directly with clients and information regarding advocacy work with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), consulates, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   

Immigration Data Matters

By | Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Research, Research Highlight, State Policies, Unaccompanied Minors

Immigration Data Matters  

Jeanne Batalova, Andriy Shymonyak and Michelle Mittelstadt, Migration Policy Institute (November, 2020) 

This updated and convenient guide contains more than 250 migration data resources from the United States and internationally from reliable governmental and non-governmental sources organized by topics ranging from labor migration to immigration enforcement.   

Immediate Priorities for the Protection of Immigrant Children

By | Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Public Charge, Unaccompanied Minors

Immediate Priorities for the Protection of Immigrant Children 

The Young Center 

Developed by a coalition of organizations dedicated to the rights, health, and safety of immigrant children, this resource provides a list of 10 legislative priorities for the incoming Biden administration.   

Reimagining Children’s Immigration Proceedings: A Roadmap for an Entirely New System Centered around Children

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Family Separation, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Unaccompanied Minors

Reimagining Children’s Immigration Proceedings: A Roadmap for an Entirely New System Centered around Children

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (October 2020)

This report, developed by experts in various fields, details a new framework for the federal government to use for providing aid to separated or unaccompanied minors that request to reside permanently in the United States. 

How can child protection agencies support families and children who lack lawful immigration status?

By | Deportation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Topics

How can child protection agencies support families and children who lack lawful immigration status?

California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (June 22, 2020)

This resource covers resources and strategies to best support immigrant families that do not have documented status within the United States.

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Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for Immigrant Children & Families: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Professionals in California

By | Child Well-Being, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books

Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for Immigrant Children & Families: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Professionals in California

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (August 12, 2019)

With half of all children in California coming from an immigrant family, child welfare agencies in California must be equipped to effectively support immigrant children and families on the pathway to permanency. The objective of this toolkit is to provide guidance to child welfare agencies in California working with immigrant children and families.

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We Must Preserve the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 for Unaccompanied Children

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors

We Must Preserve the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 for Unaccompanied Children

Women’s Refugee Commission (April 3, 2019)

In an attempt to deter unaccompanied children from coming to the U.S., the Trump administration has made efforts to reduce or eliminate protections within the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (“TVPRA”) and to expedite processing for children already in the U.S. This backgrounder explains the danger of these changes, and how they protections for children seeking safety in the US.

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Mitigating the Effects of Trauma among Young Children of Immigrants and Refugees: The Role of Early Childhood Programs

By | Early Childhood, Immigrant Youth, Research, Research Highlight, Topics

Mitigating the Effects of Trauma among Young Children of Immigrants and Refugees: The Role of Early Childhood Programs

Maki Park and Caitlin Katsiaficas, Migration Policy Institute (April 2019)

A child’s early years are a time of exceptional growth, and ones that can be profoundly affected by traumatic experiences. Research has firmly disproven the idea that infants and toddlers are “too young” to be affected by such experiences, leading to an increased awareness of the need for trauma-informed services for children. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs have the potential to play a central role in identifying and addressing the effects of trauma, with lifelong benefits.

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