Immigrant Families

Immigrant Families

New Rule Nixes Protections for Detained Immigrant Children, Harming Their Health

Last September, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking on the detention of immigrant children. The Administration falsely described the notice as “implementing” the Flores settlement agreement (see Flores v. Reno), which governs the circumstances under which immigrant children can be temporarily detained. In […]

Proposed HUD Rule Adds to Climate of Fear for Immigrant Families, Puts America’s Children at Greater Risk of Homelessness

Yesterday was the deadline for comments on yet another anti-immigrant proposed rule, this one targeting over 55,000 citizen children in mixed status families that rely on prorated housing assistance under current program rules. We joined other child health groups in submitting comments, underscoring the serious negative impacts of homelessness and housing insecurity for child well-being […]