Feds Almost Lose One of Its Two Secure Detention Centers for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors
On Tuesday, officials in Yolo County, Calif., agreed to keep open a juvenile detention facility for undocumented immigrant youth after a report revealed that many youth there have unmet mental health issues.
California Lawyer Refuses to Allow Trump Immigration Policies to Keep Youth ‘Locked in Cages’
In 2014, Holly Cooper received a phone call from an unnamed source warning her about the conditions of the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Center. The Sacramento-area facility was originally built to house youth convicted of crimes, but was now also receiving federal dollars to serve as an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelter for undocumented, unaccompanied minors.
Favoring Reunification for Children in Foster Care is a Legal Mandate, Not Bias Against Foster Parents
Federal and state laws governing child welfare agencies have long required that reasonable efforts be made to prevent the removal of children from their homes, and to reunify children with their families of origin when removal cannot be safely prevented.
Despite Distance and Complications, a Family Takes in Kin
Mariana Rivera* had her hands full. Holding her newborn niece, she filled out the paperwork for the infant’s first medical appointment while her four other nieces and nephews, all under the age of 10, ran around the clinic’s waiting room.