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Immigrants and Refugees

You are in the Immigrants and Refugees section of the Casey Foundation Knowledge Center, which offers resources that are either published or funded by the Casey Foundation. The following resources address access to services that encourage existing family strengths while supporting healthy social and economic integration.

See also Our Work: Immigrants and Refugees, an overview of Casey's investment in this issue.

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After the Earthquake: A Bulletin for Child Welfare Organizations Assisting Haitian Families in the United States

2010

In the wake of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, child welfare agencies in the United States increasingly are fielding requests to assist Haitian families and children. This bulletin from the Casey Foundation provides practical information for agencies and advocates working with this vulnerable population, with special guidance on filing federal Temporary Protective Status applications. These applications are needed for Haitians in this country who wish to avoid deportation and maintain employment. The deadline for filing the application -- which must be filed by each individual Haitian child and adult -- is January 18, 2011.

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“We Want to Know What They Are Saying”—A Multiagency Collaborative Effort to Address Parent Language Barriers and Disproportionate Minority Contact

2010

This report from the Vera Institute details the approach of a multiagency collaborative work group, whose aim was to encourage parents with limited English proficiency to become engaged in New York City’s juvenile and criminal justice system.

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If Parents Don’t Speak English Well, Will Their Kids Get Locked Up? Language Barriers and Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System

2010

With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Vera Institute of Justice has begun to document how the language barriers faced by parents of court-involved youth contribute to the greater likelihood of their child being prosecuted for criminal offenses, detained while his/her case is pending, and, ultimately, being sentenced to prison. Given that many children of immigrants are of color, language barriers can also contribute to the disproportionate representation of minorities in the juvenile justice system.

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Reports on America: Children in Immigrant Families Chart New Path

2009

The vast majority of the 16 million children in America's immigrant families are U.S. citizens who were born in the United States to foreign-born parents. The well-being of children in immigrant families varies based on their parents' country of origin, education, and the circumstances of their migration to the United States. This report culminates a three-year study of the characteristics of children in immigrant families funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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The Integration of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland: The Contributions of Immigrant Workers to the Economy

2008

This report examines the contributions of immigrants to Maryland’s workforce between 2000 and 2006, with a focus on labor force characteristics of sub-populations of immigrants across countries of origin, education levels, wages, and English language ability.

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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

2014

In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. The index is based on 12 indicators that measure a child’s success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood, in the areas of early childhood; education and early work; family supports; and neighborhood context. The report also makes four policy recommendations to help ensure that all children and their families achieve their full potential.

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Investing in a Bright Future for all of Colorado's Kids

2011

This report takes a comprehensive look at key indicators of child well-being to assess how Colorado’s 254,000 children in immigrant families are faring in areas such as economic well-being, family structure and English proficiency.

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A Doctor When We Need One: Access to Healthcare in Wisconsin for Immigrant Children and Families

2011

This KidsCount brief discusses the unique challenges facing families new to the United States and its complex health care system.

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Children of Immigrants: 2008 State Trends Update

2010

This brief updates perspectives brief 9, “Children of Immigrants: National and State Characteristics,” which profiled children of immigrants as of 2005–06. The current brief presents data highlights from the 2007 and 2008 American Community Surveys.

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Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

2010

This report examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations across the country.

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