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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent “Shattered Families”

California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent “Shattered Families” 

Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills – AB2015 and SB1064 – which address the nightmare scenarios that can befall parents and their children caught up in the immigration system. The recent report Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigrant Enforcement and the Child Welfare System describes the issue in detail including the “extent to which children in foster care are prevented from uniting with their detained or deported parents and the failures of the child welfare system to adequately work to reunify these families.”

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