Immigrant Children, Youth & Families

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), like social service organizations across the U.S., has had to rapidly adapt to an unprecedented model of service delivery at a time when America’s most vulnerable families are being profoundly impacted by the dual impact of a public health crisis and an economic shut down.
April 2020
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This report offers recommendations to strengthen immigration legal services in California for immigrants and asylum seekers. The report draws from 20 interviews with executive-level staff from legal service organizations and 80 responses to an online survey of a broad range of immigration legal service providers across the state.
February 2020
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How Can I Get My Papers: Lessons from a Decade of Online Legal Intakes for Undocumented Immigrants.
December 2019
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Children from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras are arriving at Mexico’s southern border fleeing high levels of violence, from gang violence to child abuse.
Kids in Need of Defense logo, which features their acronym in large letters above their spelled out name, in orange and blue. Posted to accompany their report, The Invisible Wall: Obstacles to Protection for Unaccompanied Migrant Children along Mexico’s Southern Border.
July 2019
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This report explores the diversity of states' and localities' approaches for working with children in immigrant families who are in the child welfare system.
April 2019
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This report explores the direct impacts of detention and deportation on family finances, health, and well-being.
Family Consequences of Detention/Deportation: Effects on Finances, Health, and Well-Being
September 2018
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This report, by professor Tom Wong for the Center for American Progress, shows that policies of family separation and increased family detention have not deterred immigration at the southwest border. 
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
July 2018
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This report analyzes DHS data to find that family separation has not deterred families from coming to the United States in the past.
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
July 2018
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This journal article explores what happens to these children once they are separated from their families by examining the nature of the services and programs provided while they are in temporary foster care.
Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents and Young Children at the Border
May 2018
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This 15-page report considers Latino children's coverage rate improvements, health coverage inequities, and geographical concentrations of uninsured Latino children.
Latino Children’s Coverage Reaches Historic High, But Too Many Remain Uninsured
December 2016
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