The Help for Separated Families Act was introduced on the heels of research that found, in the first six months of 2011, 5,100 children entered foster care due to the deportation of 46,000 parents. While we currently allow undocumented individuals to foster and adopt children, we continue to deport undocumented caregivers. The Help for Separated Families Act would prevent complete reliance on immigration status to determine capability of caregivers, require foreign documents to be accepted for conducting background checks, and disallow deportation as the sole reason for the termination of parental rights. Read more about this legislation here.
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