MCWNN 2008: Advanced Legal Issues on the Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Law

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MCWNN 2008: Advanced Legal Issues on the Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Law

Delivered at the Second National MCWNN Forum at Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (April 2008)

Safety, permanency and well-being are three conceptual measures built into today’s child welfare law and practice. How can these principles be applied on behalf of undocumented children in need of child welfare agency services and to the immigration proceedings they face? How might child welfare agencies better identify and help address immigration issues affecting abused, neglected and abandoned children? How can immigration attorneys and child welfare attorneys effectively collaborate in connection with juvenile court and immigration proceedings affecting the same children? This session examined these and related issues and provided information on advanced resources useful to child welfare workers, lawyers and others who work in both “systems.”

 

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