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FACT SHEET: Education Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Language Issues, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers

FACT SHEET: Education Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States

U.S. Department of Education (September 2014)

A Fact sheet that provides information to help education leaders better understand the responsibilities of States Local Education Agencies in connection with migrant students and the existing resources available to help educate immigrant students.

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Applying the ICE Parental Interests Directive to Child Welfare Cases

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Law & Policy, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Parental Interests Directive, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers

Applying the ICE Parental Interests Directive to Child Welfare Cases

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (August 26, 2014)

This resource summarizes the key provisions of the Directive and provides tips to those working within the dependency system on how to best ensure an immigrant parent can meaningfully participate in the dependency proceedings.

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Finding a Path for Children in United States Immigration Law

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal/Law

Finding a Path for Children in United States Immigration Law

Ryan Russell, Law School Student Scholarship, Paper 561 (2014)

The author advocates for incorporating the best interest of the child standard into deportation proceedings initiated against an undocumented immigrant parent.

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Understanding and Improving the Quality of Service Delivery for Immigrant Families Involved with the Child Welfare System

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, CICW Presentations, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Social Work, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Understanding and Improving the Quality of Service Delivery for Immigrant Families Involved with the Child Welfare System

2014 ALLIANCE WEBINAR SERIES #3

Presented by Alan Dettlaff, Jane Addams College of Social Work; Wendy Cervantes, First Focus; & Lyn Morland, Senior Consultant, CICW (July 2014)
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For Immigrant Children Crossing Border, Fears Meet Court Backlog

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors

For Immigrant Children Crossing Border, Fears Meet Court Backlog

NPR: All Things Considered (July 14, 2014)

Audie Cornish talks with Michelle Abarca, a supervising attorney with the Americans for Immigrant Justice, on how the surge in unaccompanied children has impacted her organization. Abarca also recommends ways of coping with the influx.

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No Childhood Here: Why Central American Children are Fleeing Their Homes

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Resources, Safety, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

No Childhood Here: Why Central American Children are Fleeing Their Homes

Elizabeth Kennedy, American Immigration Council (July 2014)

This report explores the causes of child migration and the effects of child deportation, focusing on the following questions: What drives these children to flee their homes? What causes their parents to put them and their life’s savings in the hands of smugglers? What happens if they fail to reach the U.S.?

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Non-citizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide to Juvenile Detention Reform

By | Immigrant Youth, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Social Work, Social Workers

Non-citizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide to Juvenile Detention Reform

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Immigrant Legal Resources Center and Legal Services for Children (June 2014)

This guide addresses the needs of non-citizen youth involved with the juvenile justice system. The authors discuss the impact of immigration status on juvenile justice cases and offer information on the intersection between the juvenile justice and immigration enforcement legal systems.

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