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Children Separated: Sandy Santana Speaks Out

Children Separated: Sandy Santana Speaks Out

Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights, was interviewed on the political podcast, In the Thick, talking about the inhumane and potentially unconstitutional policy of separating immigrant children and their families at the border.

Paola Mendoza: Using Art to Spark Social Change

Paola Mendoza: Using Art to Spark Social Change

Sandy Santana, Executive Director of Children’s Rights, spoke with artist and activist Paola Mendoza about her work advocating on behalf of immigrants in the US. Paola, who immigrated to the country at the age of 3 with her family, responded to Trump’s new policy separating immigrant children from their parents with her “I Am a Child” photo series.

Children’s Rights Supports Suit Challenging Citizenship Policy

Children’s Rights Supports Suit Challenging Citizenship Policy

Legal Aid and Latham & Watkins filed a lawsuit on behalf of four youth between the ages of 18 and 21 in New York. The suit challenges the Trump Administration’s unlawful and harmful attempt to deny them, and children like them, their right to permanent status and citizenship in the United States. These children include clients of Children’s Rights.

658 Children Separated from Parents at the Border in Two-Week Period

658 Children Separated from Parents at the Border in Two-Week Period

The numbers are alarming: 658 more children have been separated from their parents at the border in just the first two weeks under Trump’s new family separation policy, according to recent reports. One foster mother taking care of a 5-year-old child named José, who was separated from his father, calls the policy “horrendous”: “‘He holds […]

News Roundup: Outcry Over Family Separation Policy

News Roundup: Outcry Over Family Separation Policy

Under the new Trump Administration policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, experts report that children as young as 53 weeks old are being separated from their parents under this unconscionable and inhumane new policy.

South Carolina Introduces Anti-LGBTQ Language into Child Welfare Bill

South Carolina Introduces Anti-LGBTQ Language into Child Welfare Bill

By Christina Wilson Remlin, Lead Counsel, Children's Rights

South Carolina legislators have included a small but potentially dangerous provision that would allow state agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families. If state law authorizes providers to discriminate against this community, we lose an excellent potential foster and adoption resource.

From Foster Care to Law School

From Foster Care to Law School

Even when the odds seem stacked against you, it’s possible to succeed. This May, Children’s Rights sends our sincere good wishes for your success.