September 27, 2010
Child Advocacy Project to Present ‘Kids in the Crossfire of Immigration Reform’ September 29
The Child Advocacy Project at Oregon Law will host a discussion on the effects of immigration reform on the family at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, in Knight Law Center 184.
Local experts joining the discussion include Raquel Hecht, founding partner of the immigration law firm Hecht and Norman, LLP; Guadalupe Quinn, immigrant rights advocacy coordinator with Amigos Multicultural Services Center; and Amanda Marshall, attorney in charge of the Child Advocacy Section for the Oregon Department of Justice.
Issues to be raised include what happens to children when their undocumented parents are arrested; what happen to children who are citizens when their parents are not; what happens to children who are undocumented; and the fact that often these children must face foster care and permanent separation from their biological family or return to a “home” country that feel foreign.
For additional information, visit the Kids in the Crossfire of Immigration Reform web page.