The Children's Monitor- Help Separated Families Act Introduced
Of course, the "normal" separation of families by lying CPS agents is just fine with these people. This is just more communist crap of getting as many new democrat voters into the US as possible. We are being attacked by socialists from every angle.
Last week, Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced the Help Separated Families Act, H.R. 6128.
The bill addresses the separation of families as a result of
immigration enforcement. It prohibits termination of parental rights
based solely on immigration proceedings and absent reasonable efforts to
contact parents. To encourage and enable relative placement for
separated children, the bill also prohibits questioning and
disqualification of caregivers based on immigration status and allows
alternative documentation for background checks of caregivers.
status has no bearing on care giving abilities and immigration
enforcement should not leave children parentless and traumatized. Recent
reports point to the increasing
incidence of children being placed in foster care because of
immigration enforcement. Ensuring family unity and continuity of care
for children calls for a federal process to address these separations.
Last session, the House and Senate both introduced bills title, HELP Seperated Children Act, H.R. 2607 and S. 1399.
The House version includes a variety of provisions to ensure there is
process in Homeland Security and that all relevant agencies are working
together. The Senate version is similar, but shorter and more
exclusively focused on Homeland Security changes. These bills address
children witnessing enforcement activities as well as the ongoing
coordination of care once immigration enforcement proceedings are
underway. Neither bill addresses termination of parental rights or
kinship caregivers as does H.R. 6128 introduced last week.
witnessing enforcement activities alone can carry the trauma into their
future functioning. But needless separation from safe parents and
requisite adjustment to new, often changing caregivers is sure to
destabilize healthy growth and development. It is clear that even the
threat of immigration enforcement is disrupting families’ full
engagement with the community and limiting parents’ healthy involvement
in their children’s lives. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision
to preserve immigration violation penalties as the responsibility of the
federal government and the administration’s decision to exercise
prosecutorial discretion for certain qualifying immigrants, helping
separated children and families would add another measure of security
for mixed-status families. Five million
American children have at least one undocumented parent even as
two-thirds of these children are citizens by birth. President Obama has
publically acknowledged the problem of separation by immigration
enforcement, agreed that detained caregivers should have access to their
children and directed DHS to examine occurrences of family separation
and practices that enable family unification.