In Congress, California Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard has proposed legislation that would make it more difficult for local agencies to terminate the parental rights of immigrants. She calls it "heartbreaking ... that in the U.S., immigration status in itself has become grounds to permanently separate families." It is, she said, "absolutely, unquestionably inhumane and unacceptable, particularly for a country that values family and fairness so highly."
Supporters are now helping to
Thousands of undocumented families will be reunited. And thousands of children will be prevented from becoming victims of the child welfare system. On the latter instance: "One of the most reliable and extensive information sources is the yearly Child Maltreatment Report by the Children's Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and…
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