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Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Foster Care, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal/Law, Parental Interests Directive, Parenting, Practice, Resources, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns

Women’s Refugee Commission (June 2014)

Coinciding with the release of ICE’s Directive on Facilitating Parental Interests in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Activities, the Women’s Refugee Commission has released a two-page guide for detained and deported parents with child custody concerns. This guide, which ICE will make available in all immigration detention facilities housing adults for more than 72 hours, provides parents with steps they can take to protect their parental rights; information on family court proceedings, parent-child visitation, and coordinating care of children; as well as helpful ICE resources for detainees.

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Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Family Violence, Foster Care, Language Issues, Research Briefs, Social Work, Trauma

Barriers to Support Service Use for Latino Immigrant Families Reported to Child Welfare: Implications for Policy and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, MSW, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California School of Social Work (June 2014)

This brief highlights the findings of a study that explores the extent to which immigration status impacts referral to, and receipt of, concrete services by Latino families reported for child maltreatment. Data were drawn from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being II (NSCAW II), a federally funded and nationally representative sample of families investigated by child welfare agencies for maltreatment between April 2008 and September 2009. The brief concludes with recommendations for policy and practice.

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Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions

By | Immigrant Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Dramatic Surge in the Arrival of Unaccompanied Children Has Deep Roots and No Simple Solutions

Migration Policy Institute (June 13, 2014)

The amount of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has dramatically increased. While it is clear to the Obama administration, policymakers and the country as a whole that something needs to be done, there are no simple solutions to address the complex factors that are pushing unaccompanied children to come to the U.S.

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Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

By | Adoption, Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Training & Tools, Youth & Families

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (2014)

This resource is designed to help both documented and undocumented immigrant youth know their rights. Topics include Do You Know Your Immigration Status, 10 Things Every Undocumented Youth Should Know, 11 Things Every Youth with A Green Card Should Know, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability).

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Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Traffic Victim Identification Tool

By | Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, Toolkits, Handbooks, Guides & Books, Trauma

Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Traffic Victim Identification Tool

Vera Institute of Justice (June 2014)

This manual is intended mainly for victim service agency staff and other social service
providers, who will administer the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT) to clients who are
potential trafficking victims.

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What Is the Right Policy Toward Unaccompanied Children at U.S. Borders?

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Unaccompanied Minors

What Is the Right Policy Toward Unaccompanied Children at U.S. Borders?

Migration Policy Institute (June 2014)

President Obama assigned responsibility for meeting the needs of the children taken into federal custody to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), describing the inflow as an “urgent humanitarian issue.” Governmental capacity to care for the caseload is overwhelmed as fast as it can be installed. Everyone knows that the current trend is unsustainable: a broader policy response must quickly follow on the humanitarian one.

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Keeping Immigrant Families in the Child Protection System Together

By | Adoption, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Kinship Care, Legal Professionals, Practice, Resources, Social Work, Social Workers, State Policies

Keeping Immigrant Families in the Child Protection System Together

ABA Child Law Practice (April 2014)

Written by Ann Park, this article discusses the barriers to family reunification that children in foster care experience when they have a detained or deported parent. The author identifies federal and state legislation that helps to reduce these barriers and provides practice recommendations for child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and attorneys.

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All County Letter No. 14-21

By | Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Kinship Care, Law & Policy, Social Work, State Policies, State Policy

All County Letter No. 14-21

State of California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services (March 19, 2014)

In March of 2014, the California Department of Social Services issued this all county letter, which provides information on the key components of Senate Bill 1064.

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A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Research, Resources, Safety, Spanish Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (February 2014)

This comprehensive report includes recommendations for reform consistent with recognized principles of child protection based in practical experience, and litigating cases with potential to set improved standards applied in children’s cases.
The report urges lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency.

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