The resources in this section address important legal considerations and policy issues impacting immigrant children and families involved in the child welfare system.

Federal Policy

Resources on this page highlight the most salient federal laws and policies that impact the experiences of immigrant families and children as well as the most common immigration relief options for these children and families.

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State Policy

Resources on this page highlight state-specific policies at the intersection of immigration and child welfare, many of which may serve as promising models for study and replication across the country.

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