Immigration Issues in Child Welfare
Today’s environment of increased immigration enforcement and anti-immigrant rhetoric often strains the relationship between the child welfare professional and the children and families they serve. This training will provide an overview of recent changes to immigration policy and how they impact children and families, as well as discuss state law and federal policy that governs when parents involved in the child welfare system face immigration detention or deportation. Further, we will cover best practices and policies governing child welfare systems involvement with immigrant families.
- Rachel Prandini, Immigrant Youth Project Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- Angie Junck, Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center