Report: The families separated by America’s immigration policies
A new report by the Applied Research Center shows how families can be broken apart by America’s immigration policies. Although both immigration law and child welfare policy aims to keep families together, that is often not how it works in practice for many families.
Instead, parents are often detained and deported while their children remain in foster care, often for extended periods. “In fiscal year 2011, the United States deported a record-breaking 397,000 people and detained nearly that many,” ARC writes. Read the report to learn more. And also check out this important webinar on foster care and immigration enforcement!