Family Separation & Detention

Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention" here, including presentation and recording.
Materials: A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention
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 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 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.
Divided by Detention: Asylum-Seeking Families’ Experiences of Separation
August 2016
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