National Immigration Law Center
In Texas, Citizenship Not a Factor in Latino Adoptions
Between 2000 and 2010, Texas saw its youth population grow by one million. In the same time frame, the state’s youth population went from 40.5 percent Latino to 48.3 percent. Basic logic would suggest that the state’s child welfare system would undergo a similar shift in demographics, and the number of Latino children in the system and up for adoption would swell.
Poor Legal Services, Overcrowding Cited at Immigrant Family Detention Center
by Becca Sanchez Advocates permitted to tour a detention center housing immigrants from Central America last week decried the legal rights afforded to inmates and said the facility was not large enough to humanely handle the population.