Children in Immigrant Families

An Action for Children North Carolina Emerging Issues Report

This report shares facts and statistics about children from immigrant families living in North Carolina. It aims to educate the public and engage policymakers in meaningful conversations about eliminating the barriers that these children and their families face.

February 6, 2010

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The DREAM Act

Securing America’s Future in Education

This brief outlines a case for the DREAM Act as a means of providing educational opportunities to undocumented immigrant children who have grown up in America and consider the United States home.

January 1, 2010

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Facing Our Future

Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

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

January 1, 2010

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Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation

A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

The United States' increase in immigrant deportations has been fueled largely by detentions for non‐violent immigration violations. Funded in part by the Casey Foundation, this bilingual (English-Spanish) manual provides guidance for volunteer lawyers and non-lawyer practitioners working with families at risk for deportation. 

October 1, 2009

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America’s Invisible Children

Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice

This policy brief sifts through statistics and stereotypes to offer an engaging look at how America’s justice system is failing Latino youth. Readers will learn what various organizations are doing — nationally and locally — to address damaging racial and ethnic disparities and support our country’s largest minority group. The text closes with clear actions that policymakers must take to fix our broken justice system and keep all involved youth safe, out of adult prison and bound for a brighter tomorrow.    

May 1, 2009

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Immigration and Child Welfare Fact Sheet

One in five children in the U.S. comes from an immigrant family. As part of Casey's work to address the needs of children in families that are vulnerable or at risk for disruption, this fact sheet presents data on some of the challenges and opportunities that immigration currently presents for child welfare systems.

January 1, 2009

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A Child Alone and Without Papers

A report on the return and repatriation of unaccompanied undocumented children by the United States

This report — a compelling blend of original research and personal stories — examines how the United States handles the removal and return of some 43,000 unaccompanied child immigrants each year. It offers readers a comprehensive overview of the issue’s most pressing concerns, describes a broken system that is ripe for reinvention and spells out clear policy solutions aimed at ensuring the safety and well-being of this vulnerable demographic.  

September 1, 2008

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The Changing Face of the United States

The Influence of Culture on Early Child Development

In 2007, ZERO TO THREE conducted a literature search focusing on the influence of culture on child development from birth to age 3 years. This paper summarizes the key findings and offers resources for practitioners as they strive to address the needs of a growing and diverse population of infants and toddlers.

January 1, 2008

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