The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (SB 1064)

Immigrant Youth
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On September 30, 2012, the state of California enacted the Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (“SB 1064”).  SB 1064 is the nation’s first law addressing the reunification barriers faced by many immigrant families involved with the child welfare system. The law clarifies that maintaining children’s ties to their families remains the priority despite barriers imposed by immigration status, including immigration detention and deportation.

The ILRC in partnership with the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law are providing technical assistance, training, and written resources to stakeholders working in the child welfare system to ensure successful implementation of SB 1064 through the state of California.