Child Welfare & Migration - Between Law & Lands

Immigration has been a part of U.S. culture since its history began, and currently immigrant parents and their children represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Nearly one in four children in the U.S. (23%) currently lives in a family with at least one immigrant parent. Among these children, more than four out of five were born in the USA, and as any other children, they deserve to be protected from abuse, neglect, and abandonment by the child welfare systems. With these shifting dynamics and often convoluted laws, child welfare workers need support to help keep innocent children affected by migration protected from harm.