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A Profile of the Modern Salvadorian Migrant

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Practice, Research, Resources, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

A Profile of the Modern Salvadorian Migrant

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (December 2013)

The information gathered in this study is intended to help improve the situation of migrants by informing policy makers, government officials, and civil society organizations about the issues and challenges from the migrant perspective. Additionally, the findings of the study aim to facilitate more effective communication regarding perceptions of migrants and the migration process.

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Mission to Central America: The Flight of Unaccompanied Children to the United States

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

Mission to Central America: The Flight of Unaccompanied Children to the United States

Committee on Migration of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (November 2013)

This report documents the November 16-23, 2013 trip of a delegation from Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (MRS/USCCB) to
southern Mexico and Central America to explore and understand the situation of
unaccompanied children and youth fleeing from the region.

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Fact Sheet: Parental Interests Directive

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Parental Interests Directive

Fact Sheet: Parental Interests Directive

First Focus (September 3, 2013)

On August 23, 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a directive on Facilitating Parental Interests in the Course of Immigration Enforcement Activities, or the Parental Interest Directive. The Directive is a response to the large and growing number of U.S. citizen children with immigrant parents or guardians who have been detained or deported, and is meant to ensure that detained and removed parents and guardians can maintain a relationship with their children and make decisions in their best interest. Written by Wendy Cervantes, Vice President, Immigration and Child Rights Policy, First Focus.

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ICE’s Parental Interests Directive: Helping Families Caught Between the Immigration and Child Welfare Systems

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Parental Interests Directive

ICE’s Parental Interests Directive: Helping Families Caught Between the Immigration and Child Welfare Systems

Women’s Refugee Commission (August 26, 2013)

Written by Emily Butera, Senior Program Officer, this blog discusses a long awaited directive on “Facilitating Parental Interests in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Activities” released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Facilitating Parental Interests in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Activities

By | Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Parental Interests Directive, Resources

Facilitating Parental Interests in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Activities

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (August 2013)

Full text of the Parental Interest Directive issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in August 2013.

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Webinar: The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act: A Case Study on California’s Senate Bill 1064

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

Webinar: The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act: A Case Study on California’s Senate Bill 1064

First Focus and State Policy Advocacy & Reform Center (June 11, 2013)

This is a recording of the The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act: A Case Study on California’s Senate Bill 1064 webinar. Speakers included Yali Lincroft, Consultant, First Focus Campaign for Children; Wendy Cervantes, Vice President, Immigration and Child Rights Policy, First Focus Campaign for Children; Alex Salgado, Legislative Aide to California Senator Kevin de Leon; and Laurie Melrood, Children’s Advocate, Arizona.

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Children’s Legal Rights Journal: Special Issue on Immigrant Children and Families

By | Child Maltreatment, Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Resources, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), State Policies, State Policy, Unaccompanied Minors

Children’s Legal Rights Journal: Special Issue on Immigrant Children and Families

Civitas Child Law Center, Loyola University Chicago & the ABA Center on Children and the Law (Spring 2013)

This special issue includes articles that address the intersection between the legal and child welfare systems.

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Implications of Important State Child Welfare/Immigration-Related Appellate Court Opinions

By | Child Maltreatment, Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, State Policies, State Policy

Implications of Important State Child Welfare/Immigration-Related Appellate Court Opinions

Migration and Child Welfare National Network (April 2013)

This brief, written by Howard Davidson, Director of the ABA Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association, reviews a number of state appellate court decisions that have involved immigration issues in child welfare cases. For each case, a summary of the appellate court opinion is presented, along with implications for child welfare and legal systems.

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The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (SB1064) – Helping Families in the Family & Juvenile Court System

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Presentations, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Training & Tools, Unaccompanied Minors

The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (SB1064) – Helping Families in the Family & Juvenile Court System

Immigrant Legal Resource Center and First Focus (March 27, 2013)

Presented by Angie Junck (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) & Yali Lincroft (First Focus) California Administrative Office of the Courts, San Francisco, CA, March 2013

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