Due to increasing violence in Latin American countries, the flow of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States has risen. In our research we look into possible legal consequences of the practice of separating immigrant families. Through the analysis of scholarly articles and legal documents we found that oftentimes, undocumented immigrants lose parental rights while being detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), due to lack of coordination between Family Law and Immigration Law. Findings in this study reinforce the urgency to find solutions to this problem.
Aznar, Mercedes and Schechter, Sara, "The Disconnect between Family Law and Immigration Law in the USA that Results in Undocumented Immigrants Losing Parental Rights" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.