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Practice Advisory: Stays of Removal for DACA Recipients with Removal Orders

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Practice Advisory: Stays of Removal for DACA Recipients with Removal Orders

CLINIC (March 9, 2018)

The purpose of this practice advisory is to assist practitioners filing stays of removal for those DACA recipients who have prior removal orders. This advisory explains how to seek a stay with the immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the U.S. courts of appeal. It also covers how to seek a stay of removal from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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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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Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records

By | Foster Care, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Social Work, State Policies, State Policy

Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2017)

This publication presents an overview of state laws that designate the officials and entities that may have access to the confidential records of child abuse and neglect reports and investigations, the circumstances under which information may be disclosed, and the appropriate use of confidential information. Public disclosure of information in cases of child abuse-related fatalities or near fatalities also is addressed. Summaries of laws related to these issues for all states and U.S. territories are included.

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Intersection of Immigration with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

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Intersection of Immigration with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: A Review of Research, Policy, and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Ph.D. and Jill K. Pardini, MPP, CICW and AECF (March 15, 2018)

This report reviews existing literature on immigrant children and families who encounter the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems to assess the needs, current relevant policies and practices, and existing gaps in research related to this population.

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Our Children’s Fear: Immigration Policy’s Effects on Young Children

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Legal/Law, Research, Research Highlight, Social Work, State Policies, State Policy

Our Children’s Fear: Immigration Policy’s Effects on Young Children

Hannah Matthews, Rebecca Ullrich, and Wendy Cervantes, CLASP (March 1, 2018)

This report documents how the current immigration context is affecting our nation’s youngest children, under age eight, based on interviews and focus groups in 2017 with more than 150 early childhood educators and parents in six states—California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

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Child Maltreatment 2016

By | Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare System Research, Child Well-Being, Family Violence, Foster Care, Research, Social Work, State Policies

Child Maltreatment 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Children’s Bureau (Feb 1, 2018)

This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during federal fiscal year 2016.

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Kinship Care, How it Works and Why it Should be Expanded

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Kinship Care, How it Works and Why it Should be Expanded

Keturah Pierre, New York Nonprofit Media, Sept 22, 2017

Recent legislation introduced by New York Senator Tony Avella to expand the state’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program, benefits foster care providers by supporting the agility and innovation needed to create the stability that young people so desperately need.

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How Restrictive Laws Can Influence Public Attitudes Towards Immigrants

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How Restrictive Laws Can Influence Public Attitudes Towards Immigrants

Rene D. Flores, SW Helper, Sept 6, 2017

This article explores research that has been done on public policies and describes how these policies may be playing a role in the shifting dynamics of public attitudes.

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