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Immigration Enforcement

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.

Toolkit – Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

By | Adoption, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Language Issues, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Trauma

Toolkit – Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family

Generations United (November 21, 2021)

This new toolkit provides resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations so that they can better serve Latino grandfamilies regardless of child welfare involvement.

Immigration Profiles: State Immigration Policy and Children’s Well-being

By | Child Well-Being, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

Immigration Profiles: State Immigration Policy and Children’s Well-being

Dr. Chloe East, Dr. James Bacjmeier, Joseph Stinson & Susi Martinez, National Center for Children in Poverty (November 2021)

This research report looks at public benefit programs by state and assesses the effects that parental immigration status requirements have on a child’s ability to access these programs.

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.

Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law

By | Deportation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (September 30, 2021)

This memorandum provided by DHS calls to prioritize the removal of undocumented immigrants who are a threat to public and national security, but not on the basis of their undocumented status alone.

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Worksite Enforcement: The Strategy to Protect the American Labor Market, the Conditions of the American Worksite, and the Dignity of the Individual

By | Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight

Worksite Enforcement: The Strategy to Protect the American Labor Market, the Conditions of the American Worksite, and the Dignity of the Individual

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (October 12, 2021)

This memorandum from DHS outlines new guidelines to stop worksite raids and to deliver harsher consequences to exploitative employers.

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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.