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California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent “Shattered Families”

California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent “Shattered Families”

By Yali Lincroft, Policy Consultant, First Focus Campaign for Children Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills – AB2015  and SB1064  – which address the nightmare scenarios that can befall parents and their children caught up in the immigration system. The recent report Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigrant […]

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Thousands of Children Stuck in Foster Care after Parents Deported, Report Finds

Thousands of Children Stuck in Foster Care after Parents Deported, Report Finds

A report released this week reveals yet another devastating consequence of the enforcement-only approach to immigration—a startling number of children whose parents have been detained and deported are placed in foster care and face enormous barriers reuniting with their families. According to the Applied Research Center, 1 in 4 people deported in FY 2011 (nearly […]

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