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Fact sheets, how to help and other resources on family separation

The administration’s recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border has a wide range of repercussions. Meanwhile, due to deportations and enforcement actions, family separations also occur on a regular basis across the country, far away from the border. We've compiled resources including suggestions for how people can help and facts about the situation.

Stories of Immigration

by Laura Nino

Evoking the “golden rule,” the Catholic and business communities in Dallas have come together in a new campaign that encourages neighbors of all backgrounds to embrace one another and ‘walk in each other’s shoes.’  

Posted: Jun. 27, 2018
by Benjamin Brokaw

For more than 30 years, Colonias Development Council of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has addressed the needs of community members living in nearby colonias. Take a look inside their outreach program, Promotoras de Apoyo Familiar.

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018

Featured Resources & Analysis

While the Trump administration’s most recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border caused enough public outcry to force a reversal, it is only the latest in a series of executive orders and decisions that have been dividing families.

Last updated: Jul. 9, 2018

The 2020 presidential election will be here before we know it, bringing along with it a natural rise in applications and possible processing delays. Here are a few ideas from CLINIC and our partners with the New Americans Campaign to help you increase enthusiasm around naturalization and help Lawful Permanent Residents apply.

Last updated: Jul. 3, 2018

Press Releases

SILVER SPRING, Maryland­—In another policy change that could dramatically increase the number of legal immigrants who face deportation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, in guidance made public July 5, said that almost everyone who is denied an immigration benefit will be issued a Notice to Appear in court for potential deportation.

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—In the fourth year of what the UN secretary general called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the Trump administration is once again demonstrating a disregard for basic humanitarian principles in its decision to merely extend Temporary Protected Status for some people from Yemen, but not allow recent arrivals to be covered by it.

Posted: Jul. 5, 2018