Law & Policy Highlights
DHS Biometrics Expansion Rule
CLINIC (September 2020)
This resource provides an overview of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and USCIS that includes notable changes to the DHS’s collection of biometric data. Public comments are required by October 3rd.
The Invisible Wall: Policies that Threaten Immigrant Families
Protecting Immigrant Families (August 14, 2020)
This resource reviews the litany of polices Trump’s administration has executed to decrease immigration to the United States. It details if the policy has been proposed, is in litigation, and its potential finality.Read More
Making Service Delivery Relevant for Latino Families during COVID-19 through Responsive Adaptation
Desiree Murray, Lina Guzman, & Melissa J. Perez, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (September 23, 2020)
The circumstances of COVID-19 have made the already vulnerable Latino population more susceptible to higher mortality, job loss, and mental health symptomatology. Agencies that serve these communities are not exempt from the effects as well. This resource details the results of a panel discussion among four such organizations, how they have adapted their services, and what key principles can be taken away from their responsive approaches.Read More
Practice Alert: Temporary Changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Response to COVID-19
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (August 18, 2020)
The ILRC provides updates on the changes that USCIS has made due to COVID-19.Read More
How can child protection agencies support families and children who lack lawful immigration status?
California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (June 22, 2020)
This resource covers resources and strategies to best support immigrant families that do not have documented status within the United States.Read More
In High and Low Enforcement Jurisdictions Alike, Most Latino High School Students Express Fear of Deportation, with Consequences for Mental Health
Randy Capps, Jodi Berger Cardoso, Kalina Brabeck, Michael Fix, and Ariel G Ruiz Soto, Migration Policy Institute (September 2020)
The fear surrounding immigration enforcement in American communities is far-reaching. This report demonstrates the consequences of such concerns for Latino youth’s mental health while also concentrating on support factors of spirituality and family relationships as potential sources of resilience.
The Rate of Children Without Health Insurance Is Rising, Particularly among Latino Children of Immigrant Parents and White Children
Lina Guzman, Yiyu Chen, and Dana Thomson, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (September 15, 2020)
While health insurance coverage for children has expanded thanks to federal and state legislation over the past ten years, differences in access to care among non-white populations persist. In this research brief, the rate of uninsured children from 2010-2018 is compared across racial/ethnic groups and among Hispanic children with at least one US-born parent and those with only foreign-born parents.
Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency
Sarah Pierce and Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute (July, 2020)
Since Trump’s inauguration, over 400 policies and executive orders have been implemented targeting all levels of immigration to and within the United States. This report covers all notable changes and their long lasting effects on the immigration system.Read More