They bounce from one emergency placement to the next 20, 50, even 100 times. They are often housed “night to night” in homes or facilities with little more than the clothes on their backs. They’re dropped off at an agency office the next morning, only to repeat the same cycle for days, weeks, or months […]
My experience in the children’s shelter proved to me that instead of reduced oversight, unaccompanied minors need increased monitoring of both the facilities that house them and the processes intended to unite them with family.
Children’s Rights and a coalition of advocates filed an amicus brief asking a federal court of appeals to uphold a ruling that foster care agencies receiving public funding cannot discriminate against prospective LGBTQ foster parents or others on the basis of religious belief.
Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that Texas’s child welfare system puts children at risk of substantial harm. This decision is a vindication for the thousands of children in Texas foster care who have been victimized in the very system meant to protect them.
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From Kansas to New York, hundreds of migrant children have been bussed in the middle of the night in long, cross-country journeys to a “tent city” in Tornillo, Texas.
Sandy Santana spoke with the ACLU’s Lee Gelernt, who has played a central role in fighting back against the Trump Administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families. Lee filed the national lawsuit that ended this inhumane policy and he credits Children’s Rights support of the lawsuit as having been vital to its success.
The Trump Administration announced a wide expansion of the public charge rule that threatens to deny a green card to immigrants who have accepted specific public benefits. Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights, issued this statement.
Reports reveal that New York City has conspicuously increased its transfer of incarcerated people to jails outside the city where the solitary ban is not legally binding.
Today, the Trump administration announced a new regulation that would allow the Trump administration to hold children in detention centers beyond the current 20-day limit established in the 1997 Flores settlement.