Information and Resources on Homeland Security Separation
President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday stating, "The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, maintain custody of alien families during the pendency of any criminal improper entry or immigration proceedings involving their members."
Phone Briefing to Coordinate Advocacy Efforts for Academics and Scholars Responding to Family Separation/Family Detention
Hosted by the Center on Child Immigration and Child Welfare
June 28, 1 PM
Call-In Number: 712-770-4010
Access Code: 433054
Please join the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare and our guest Emily Butera from the Women’s Refugee Commission, the organization leading crucial advocacy efforts in this area. The purpose of the briefing is to provide up to date information on:
- the rapidly shifting policies and practices at the border
- where our advocacy efforts should be focused now
- how we can use our collective power to make an impact.
If you are unable to join the call, sign up for newsletter mailing list at cimmcw.org, and we will send out notes and materials.
Statements and Action Resources Shared by Social Work Organizations:
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in a recent news release, stated plans to separate undocumented immigrant children from their parents is malicious and unconscionable.
- National Association of Deans and Directors Schools of Social Work (NADD) President Martell Teasley sent out a public statement against family separation by the U.S. Government.
- Congressional Research Institute for Social Work & Policy, President Charles E. Lewis, Jr. decried the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy separating families.
- Society for Social Work and Research statement on the separation of undocumented immigrant children from their parents
Statements and Action Resources Shared by Faculty, Students and Staff:
- The New York Times, "Trump Retreats on Separating Families, but Thousands May Remain Apart"
- "Women's Refugee Commission Responds to President Trump's Executive Order on Family Separation"
- Open Letter to Secretary Nielsen from concerned scientists
- Letter to the Department of Homeland Security from concerned faculty
- Move On petition
- Slate, "Here's How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border"
- Bethany Refugee and Immigration Foster Care is seeking caring and committed foster parents who are willing to open their homes to children in need.
- The Center on Immigration and Child Welfare had collected the latest news at the intersection of immigration and child welfare.