Family Separation & Detention

July 2018
Resource
Report
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
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. 
June 2018
News
Philanthropic News
Nonprofit Leaders Add to Outpouring of Fury Over Border Policies
Nonprofit leaders added to the nationwide outrage over the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border in the days and hours leading up to President Trump’s reversal Wednesday of his administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
June 2018
News
Statement
Philanthropy Responds to Inhumane Family Separation and Detention Policies
More than 200 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto this joint GCIR statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States.
June 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Family Incarceration is Not the Solution: Proven Alternatives to Mass Incarceration of Families
This factsheet looks at the family case management program as a lower-cost alternative to family incarceration.
June 2018
Resource
Funding Recommendations
Urgent: Recommendations for the Reunification of Separated Children with their Families
These recommendations call for urgent action to rapidly reunify separated children with their families and end detention that has taken place as a result of family separation at the U.S. border with Mexico.
May 2018
Resource
Report
Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents and Young Children at the Border
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.
January 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Key Points: Traumatic Separation and Refugee and Immigrant Children
This resource from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides key points related to traumatic separation and immigrant and refugee children.
August 2016
Resource
Report
Divided by Detention: Asylum-Seeking Families’ Experiences of Separation
This report profiles the experiences of five asylum-seeking families who are divided by detention. It provides a preliminary analysis of how this separation occurs, and the impact this separation can have on families’ well-being and ability to access humanitarian protection.

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