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WRC’s Analysis of ICE’s Parental Interests Directive


Helping Families Caught Between the Immigration and Child Welfare Systems

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a long-awaited directive in 2013 on “Facilitating Parental Interests in the Course of Civil Immigration Enforcement Activities.” The Women’s Refugee Commission, immigrant rights, and child welfare groups across the country reacted with cautious optimism that the directive will provide some measure of comfort to the thousands of mothers who could face permanent separation from their children because their family is caught between the immigration and children welfare systems.

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