Immigration and keeping families intact – 7/31/12

About 5,000 children in more than 20 states were put in foster care after their parents were detained or deported by immigration authorities. That’s unacceptable…. Tearing families apart isn’t in anyone’s interest. A new proposal in Congress, the Help Separated Families Act of 2012 written by Rep.Lucille Roybal-Allard(D-East Los Angeles), would make it far more difficult for state and local agencies to use immigration status to terminate parental rights. The bill would also eliminate rules that prevent undocumented relatives from being awarded temporary custody while a parent’s immigration case is being resolved, or jail time served.” – Los Angeles Times

 

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-custody-immigrant-missouri-20120731,0,1756841.story

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