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Legal/Law

Working with Immigrant Children and Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System

By | Foster Care, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight

Working with Immigrant Children and Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System

American Bar Association, Children’s Immigration Law Academy (2021)

This webinar series reviews best practice for attorneys when working with child welfare system involved immigrant children and families, focusing on the different roles of the child welfare agency, the child’s attorney, and the parent’s attorney.

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.

KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

By | Deportation, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (November 4, 2021)

This policy brief discusses the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act being introduced to the Senate. This Act would help provide fundamental fairness and due process to children at risk of deportation.

Promising Practices When Working with Immigrant Kinship Caregivers

By | Foster Care, Kinship Care, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law

Promising Practices When Working with Immigrant Kinship Caregivers

Elizabeth Christy and Cristina Ritchie Cooper, Child Law Practice Today (July 1, 2017)

This article reviews the legal implications of immigration status on foster placements and provides promising practices and other recommendations for those working closely with immigrant caregivers in the child welfare system.

Policy Brief: The Severely Under-Resourced R&A Program is an Essential Tool to Meet Growing Needs for Affordable Immigration Legal Services

By | Federal Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Policy Brief: The Severely Under-Resourced R&A Program is an Essential Tool to Meet Growing Needs for Affordable Immigration Legal Services

CLINIC (September 30, 2021)

This brief explains how underfunded the Recognition & Accreditation (R&A Program) is and how this prevents services from reaching remote locations and diminishes the capacity of nonprofit legal services.

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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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Potential Remedies for Immigrant Families After Losing a Family Member to the Pandemic

By | Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight

Potential Remedies for Immigrant Families After Losing a Family Member to the Pandemic

Peggy Gleason, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (August 26, 2021)

This practice guidance provides possible options for immigrant families who have lost a family member to COVID-19 and are now facing the possible loss of immigration benefits.