Removal of Child from Relatives Due to Immigration Status Overturned

Vol 31 No 3

The Washington Court of Appeals overturned an order removing a child from her grandparents’ home because of allegations that they were undocumented immigrants. Given the many years the grandparents had lived in the U.S., the trial court’s concerns about the possible instability of the placement were not strong enough to warrant the child’s removal given the strong bonds to her family.

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