Immigration Issues and CASA Advocacy 1
In California, CASA volunteers, “represent the best interests of the children involved, and consider the best interests of the family.” 2 Therefore these FAQs are written from that perspective, in order to help CASA volunteers in California advocate for children and youth affected by immigration law and policy. If you have a special immigration related question, you can contact attorneys at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) by emailing them at: email@example.com. Let them know you are a CASA!
- Information Sharing
- Placement and Permanency
- Child Welfare Services and Reunification
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
- Protecting the Child from Deportation
- Deportation of Parents
- Helpful Resources
1 Written March 6, 2017. Authored by Phil Ladew, Associate and Legal Director of the California CASA Association, special thanks to Rachel Prandini and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center for excellent feedback and assistance.
2 Welf. & Inst. Code § 102(c)(2).