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Safety

The Border, Trafficking, and Risks to Unaccompanied Children — Understanding the Impact of U.S. Policy on Children’s Safety

By | Highlighted Resources, Law/Policy Highlight, Safety

The Border, Trafficking, and Risks to Unaccompanied Children — Understanding the Impact of U.S. Policy on Children’s Safety

Kids in Need of Defense (November 14, 2019)

This briefing paper looks at how current policies aimed at blocking the entry of children and asylum seekers contribute toward the humanitarian crisis at the border rather than existing laws designed to protect children.

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Code Red The Fatal Consequences of Dangerously Substandard Medical Care in Immigration Detention

By | Detention, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Safety, Trauma

Code Red: The Fatal Consequences of Dangerously Substandard Medical Care in Immigration Detention

Human Rights Watch (June 2018)

Based on the analysis of independent medical experts, this 72-page report, examines the 15 “Detainee Death Reviews” ICE released from December 2015 through April 2017.

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Immigration Enforcement & Child Welfare

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, State Policies, Unaccompanied Minors

Immigration Enforcement & Child Welfare

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (Dec 11, 2017)

This resource for child welfare social workers provides updates on immigration policy affecting children and families, discusses how immigration enforcement impacts the child welfare system, describes protections that exist to help keep immigrant families intact, and provides resources for social workers to support and work more effectively with immigrant families.

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Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation – A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Youth & Families | No Comments

Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation – A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

Appleseed Network (2017)

Revised checklists in this recently updated resource provide practical considerations for supporting immigrant families who face uncertain immigration enforcement experiences.

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Resources to Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions

By | Family Separation, ICE, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families | No Comments

Resources to Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions

LIRS, KIND, ILRC, Women’s Refugee Coalition, National Immigrant Justice Center, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Migration and Refugee Services (2017)

A list of resources available to help individuals prepare for ICE raids, as well as information and resources for how to prepare/proceed in the face of other immigration enforcement actions.

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Neither ” criminals nor ” illegals ” : children and adolescents in the migrant smuggling market on the US-MX Border

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal/Law, Research Highlight, Safety, Trauma | No Comments

Neither ” criminals nor ” illegals ” : children and adolescents in the migrant smuggling market on the US-MX Border

Gabriella Sanchez and Blanca Navarrete, Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción,A.C. (DHIA) & UTEP, August 2017

This study provides human rights insight on the context of irregular migration on the U.S.-Mexico border. It highlights the situations and challenges faced by adolescents, working in the migrant smuggling market in the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso borderplex.

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We Are One L.A. Unified: Standing with Immigrant Families

By | Child Well-Being, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Youth & Families

We Are One L.A. Unified: Standing with Immigrant Families – Education & Immigration Resource Guide for Families & Students

L.A. Unified School District (Aug 28, 2017)

This resource guide about education and immigration provides immigrant students and their families with safety tips and information about their rights if confronted by ICE.

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Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children

By | Child Maltreatment, Immigrant Youth, Research Highlight, Safety, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research | No Comments

Childhood Cut Short: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Central American Migrant and Refugee Children

KIND (June 7, 2017)

Before and during migration, many unaccompanied children who come to the U.S. have endured violence. This study examines their experiences.

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Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

By | Deportation, Detention, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Practice Highlight, Safety, Social Work, Social Workers, Spanish Resources, Unaccompanied Minors | No Comments

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program, National Immigration Law Center, First Focus, American Federation of Teachers (2016)

This guide gives practical advice to educators and school support staff that can inform their actions and be shared with immigrant families.

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Parenting in the Context of Deportation Risk

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Deportation, Family Separation, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Language Issues, Parenting, Research, Resources, Safety, State Policies, Trauma

Parenting in the Context of Deportation Risk

Jodi Berger Cardoso, University of Houston; Monica Faulkner & Jennifer Scott, University of Texas at Austin (June 2015)

This brief highlights the findings from a collaboration between the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin that examined the experiences of 40 undocumented Latino parents to better understand their experiences of living “without papers” in Texas.

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