Foster Parents; Children left behind?
Part 2 of 4.
In part 1, we were taking a closer look at an article that we discovered on illegal aliens leaving their children behind after they have been arrested, detained, and eventually deported by Homeland Security leaving their children in the hands of CPS and our Foster Care System. How do you feel about that?
Now let us continue our examination; we were presenting another article found through research.
- So, confirming and expounding on the information in the first article, about one-fourth of the people deported during the first six months of fiscal 2011 (46,000) were fathers or mothers of U.S. citizen children, a study by Seth Freed Wessler of the Applied Research Center, a racial-justice think tank based in New York, found. He estimates there are about 5,000 children in foster care whose parents have been detained or deported. Another 15,000 will fall into foster care over the next five years, the report estimates. Here, is the link just in case you would like to read it. Read more
However, the most informative information we found is the document mentioned in the article we found on Az. Star. It is called the “Disappearing parents” published by The University of Arizona. We encourage you to read this.
For instance, on page 33 of this 38 page report we find the following paragraph.
Key Liaison in CPS
The surveys and interviews conducted suggest that cases involving immigration issues arise with regularity, but not with such frequency that any particular case worker is likely to develop an expertise in handling detention and deportation issues. This is particularly true in light of the high turnover of CPS case workers and limited resources available to them. An efficient means of addressing this concern would be to appoint one key liaison for case workers to contact in each region when immigration related issues arise. Other states have established these positions and reported positive outcomes. Link to this document.
Then we see at the end of this document recommendations for improvement in handling cases involving illegal immigrants who are forced to leave their children behind, even U.S. born children.
- A possible analytical solution to this entire scenario, instead of adding yet another task to an already taxed Foster Care System would be to work closely with the network of foster parents already in place. We have individuals already cleared through an thorough background check, willing an able to help these children eliminating the necessity of CPS involvement.
- Immigrants are terrified of permanently losing their children, should foster parents not do whatever we can to assist in this situation. Fostering is about assisting children who need us, or is the Foster Care System about helping CPS to create yet another mountain full of bureaucracy, a paper a trail on these precious little children who are legal citizens, without parents.
Most Americans ancestors came from other countries, we are a melting pot, melded together into one caring nation of individuals who continue reaching out to other nations. Difference we are the only nation that offers the benefits that we do, that in itself is the problem. We are not against individuals coming to our country, we do encourage the proper channels to do so.
We invite you to continue reading. This is one of our most pressing issues facing Americans now. It is wrong to come to our country illegally but in the same circumstances what would you do? Foster Parents children are what we are about. In part three and four we offer our conclusions and suggestions.
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