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Child Welfare

Citing Trump’s Family Separation Policy, California Lawmakers Call for State Oversight of Unaccompanied Minors

A group of California legislators want the state to exercise more oversight over the federal program that handles unaccompanied minors from other countries, including the ones who were separated from their families under Trump’s controversial […]

Child Welfare

Institutional Care is Wrong for Unaccompanied Minors

This past Christmas, approximately 9,800 children in the U.S. spent the holiday in large-scale institutions holding more than 100 kids each. These children came from countries including Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — nations with […]

Child Welfare

No, Family Separations are Not All the Same

There is an old political adage that you should “never let a crisis go to waste,” meaning that a crisis can awaken public interest and create an opportunity to advance policies that might otherwise be […]