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Immigration and keeping families intact

About 5,000 children in more than 20 states were put in foster care after their parents were detained or deported by immigration authorities. That's unacceptable.

Published: Jul 31, 2012 2:00 pm By: Los Angeles Times Editorial

"A study by the Applied Research Center, which studies the intersection of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system, found that some 5,000 children in more than 20 states were put in foster care after their parents were detained or deported by immigration authorities. Experts say parents who are detained or face immigration-related prosecutions often face obstacles communicating with family courts or accessing foster care systems, making it difficult to keep track of their children or assert their rights."

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