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Invitation to Apply for 2019 Predoctoral Summer Institute

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Invitation to Apply for 2019 Predoctoral Summer Institute

Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research and Training, Washington University in St. Louis (2019)

The CICM hosts an annual two and a half day Predoctoral Summer Institute for 12 underrepresented minority (URM) professionals who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in social work, public health, or public policy areas nationwide.

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Webinar: Young Scholars Program 2019 Children of Immigrants Webinar Series

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Webinar: Young Scholars Program 2019 Children of Immigrants Webinar Series

Foundation for Child Development (February 20, 2019)
In 2017, the Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) launched its inaugural Children of Immigrants Webinar series, a three-part webinar series highlighting issues related to children of immigrant families/immigrant children, presented by former YSP grantees. The next upcoming webinar is titled Public Safety Net and the Wellbeing of Children of Immigrants.
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How State-level Child Care Development Fund Policies May Shape Access and Utilization among Hispanic Families

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How State-level Child Care Development Fund Policies May Shape Access and Utilization among Hispanic Families

Lisa Gennetian, Julia L. Mendez, and Zoelene Hill, National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (January 2019)

This research brief draws on a newly developed framework to understand how state policy context may contribute to racial/ethnic disparities in the use of CCDF subsidies—especially the low use by eligible Hispanic families.

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Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) & Migration Fact Sheet

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Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) & Migration Fact Sheet

Kids in Need of Defense (December 7, 2018)

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) forces many women, girls, and LGBTI persons to flee El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Family members, gangs, and drug traffickers most frequently perpetrate SGBV, but violence by police and other authorities is also widespread. Many individuals and families fleeing SGBV are potentially eligible for protection under U.S. as well as Mexican refugee law, as the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras fail to protect their citizens from SGBV.

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Judge Approves Settlement Giving Some Migrant Parents Second Chance at Asylum

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Judge Approves Settlement Giving Some Migrant Parents Second Chance at Asylum

The San Diego federal judge overseeing family separation cases against the government has given final approval for a settlement agreement that aims to give certain migrant parents a second shot at asylum.

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Settling In: A Profile of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population in the United States

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Settling In: A Profile of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population in the United States

Julia Gelatt and Jie Zong, Migration Policy Institute (November 2018)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the characteristics of the estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States. It examines these immigrants’ countries of origin, U.S. destinations, length of U.S. residence, educational attainment and English proficiency, employment, income, and home ownership. And it includes a section on the children, most U.S. born, who have an unauthorized immigrant parent.

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President Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation to Bar Certain Refugees from Seeking Asylum in U.S.

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President Trump Signs Presidential Proclamation to Bar Certain Refugees from Seeking Asylum in U.S.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (November 9, 2018)

President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation taking steps to make it more difficult for certain asylum seekers to seek protection in the United States. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) strongly encourages the U.S. government to uphold its legal and moral obligations to allow families fleeing violence the opportunity to claim asylum in the United States.

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