➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Why Immigration Policy Should Matter to Youth-Serving Systems (Opinion)
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange – August 09, 2017
Immigration policy touches a large percentage of young people in the United States. Twenty-three percent of children in the U.S. are either immigrants or children of immigrants. While many of them may have been born in the United States, some have parents who do not have legal immigrant status; and some of the children are themselves without legal status. And immigrant children, whether documented or not, are among the most vulnerable.