ARTICLE TAG

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

2/5/2019

Number Unknown: The Egregious Family Separation Policy Had No Plan

The January report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reveals a significant lack of oversight by government agencies charged with implementing the draconian plan to separate children to deter asylum-seeking children and families.

2/21/2018

Report: Increased Deportations Could Put More Kids in Foster Care

The immigration policy changes made thus far by the Trump Administration may, in some states, fuel a surge in the number of children who enter foster care, according to a new report from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC).

7/6/2017

Trump Administration Targets Parents in Immigration ‘Surge Initiative’

Last Friday, the Trump administration rolled out a new “surge initiative” that authorized Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to arrest parents and other relatives who hire smugglers to bring their children into the U.S.

5/3/2017

Set to Graduate High School, Carlos Faces Deportation Order

For nearly two years after he arrived in the United States from Guatemala as an unaccompanied minor, Carlos* never saw an immigration attorney, including during an eight-month stint at a border detention center.

4/24/2017

After ICE Detains Father, Los Angeles Sisters Cope with Trauma, Disruption

Fatima Avelica was riding to school in her father’s car when a traffic stop by immigration officers in northeast Los Angeles suddenly turned her world upside down. In the car, 13-year-old Fatima sobbed as she pointed her cell phone camera at the windshield and shot a video that shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers handcuffing and detaining her father, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez.

A wall with shadows depicts the separation of immigrant families

4/12/2017

In Trump Era, L.A. Social Workers Seek Tighter Collaboration with Immigration Officers

As President Donald Trump moves to expand deportations of undocumented immigrants, a team of rapid-response social workers in Los Angeles is hoping it can come to the aid of children who may be left behind or endangered by immigration enforcement actions.

5/27/2014

The California Trust Act: A Stepping Stone for National Reform

By Adam Lane California’s implementation of a state immigration reform law could reduce the number of children entering foster care, advocates and researchers suggest. The California Trust Act, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), limits deportations to only those individual(s) who have committed serious crimes and not simply have minor convictions.

Youth Services Insider

2/5/2014

What’s Behind the Unaccompanied Minors Boom

As we reported upon the completion of the 2014 appropriations process, funding for youth-related federal programs was mostly level with 2012-2013, while juvenile justice funding to states saw its third ugly haircut in four years.