The project is producing quick guides for select states on the intersection between immigration and child welfare.
The guides include checklists for child law practitioners to help:
Federal Immigration and Child Welfare Law
Guidance on the Reuniting Immigrant Families Act
California's Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (SB 1064) is the nation’s first law to address the reunification barriers faced by immigrant families involved with the child welfare system.
Read an Overview of the Reuniting Immigrant Families Act.
See our Materials page for more practice guidance on the effects of the act.
If your state is considering a similar law or needs attorneys experienced on the issue, contact Cristina.Cooper@americanbar.org.
The Role of the State Court in the Special Immigrant Juvenile Process
Parental Interests Directive. New federal policy meant to ensure that “immigration enforcement activities do not unnecessarily disrupt” parental rights." Our summary.
Understanding the Surge: the ABA Commission on Immigration.
What is SIJS, the EOIR, or TPS and what does each have to do with immigration law?
Learn these and other complex legal terms - we've made it easy.