Results related to “child welfare”
Felipe Montes, who lost his three U.S.-citizens sons when he was deported to Mexico in December 2010 will regain custody of his children.
The bills, inspired in part by Colorlines.com’s Shattered Families investigation, take steps to stop U.S. citizen children from getting stuck in foster care if their parents are detained and deported.
by Rinku Sen on November 2 2011, 8:00AM
Each year, thousands of immigrant parents are ripped away from their kids. Now, it’s time for us to make a difference.
by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 9:30AM
Harsher enforcement is tearing families apart.
by Michelle Chen on September 1 2010, 9:10AM
A recent surge in foster care placements of Native American children in South Dakota may reflect the economic hard times—or evoke a bleak legacy of segregation.
by Jamilah King on August 17 2010, 6:36PM
Hospital officials deemed the mother unfit because she spoke an indigenous language.
by Michelle Chen on June 17 2010, 10:27AM
The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For…
by Michelle Chen on May 3 2010, 9:01AM
Children are the hidden casualties of America’s war on immigrants, and the passage of Arizona’s new racial profiling legislation could open up countless opportunities for local law enforcement to break up families by putting undocumented parents on the fast-track to…
by Michelle Chen on November 26 2009, 5:47AM
Forced migration, displacement, and racial social engineering are ugly modern phenomena that we typically associate with the denigration of oppressed racial and religious groups. But we recently got a glimpse of a colonization effort that in some ways inverted…
by Leticia Miranda on September 19 2009, 1:20AM
The equation seems simple. working parents - child care center = parent can’t work bad economy + parent not working = even worse economy But for DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, this doesn’t seem to make sense. Fenty’s 2010…
by Channing Kennedy on August 13 2009, 9:37AM
When financial crisis hit, the California legislature didn’t raise taxes, end tax giveaways, or cut corporate welfare. Instead, they cut services to the people made most vulnerable by the recession — children, the elderly, the sick, victims of domestic…
by Jorge Rivas on May 22 2009, 9:31AM
via New America Media and Notimex - Diario La Estrella One in four Latino youths convicted of a crime is sent to an adult prison, according to a study by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the…
by Michelle Chen on May 4 2009, 9:35PM
Just in time for Mother’s Day, advocates for incarcerated women will make the case for reform to New York’s lawmakers this week. The Coalition for Women Prisoners, a network of advocacy and service organizations that monitors state prison conditions,…