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This guide offers suggestions for steps immigrant parents can and should take to prepare for the possibility of separation from their children to increase the likelihood
that they can reunify with them if they are detained or deported.
This tip sheet discusses steps detained and deported parents can take to protect their children and maintain their parental rights. Parents are urged to: ask for help, tell ICE you have children, try to get released, ask for prosecutorial discretion, get a lawyer, consider giving a relative or...
Series of one pagers designed to clarify existing federal policies that affect formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. The MythBusters cover topics critical to reentry, such as public housing, access to federal benefits, parental rights, employer incentives, and more. As the...
While incarceration penalizes lawbreakers, it also has unintended punishing effects on the children left behind, often causing stress and family instability that may contribute to challenges to children's well-being immediately and over the course of their lives. (Author abstract)