NACAC Opposes Proposed Rule Allowing Indefinite Detaining of Children

In September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services released a proposed rule that would force immigrant parents at the border to decide between waiving their child’s protection from indefinite detention in DHS facilities or surrendering their children over to the federal government.  At NACAC, we are familiar with the devastating… Read more

Categories: Laws, Legislators, Uncategorized

NACAC Supports LGBTQ+ Foster and Adoptive Parents in Amicus Brief

In March 2018, the city of Philadelphia learned that two of its foster care providers would not allow same-sex couples to be foster parents. One agency changed its policy and began serving same-sex couples. The other—Catholic Social Services (CSS)—did not, and Philadelphia stopped referring children to them. Catholic Social Services and four of its foster… Read more

Categories: Articles, Laws, Legislators, LGBTQ

NACAC Opposes Texas Court Ruling on ICWA

This week, US District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) unconstitutional in the case of Brackeen v. Zinke, where a non-Native American couple sued for the right to circumvent ICWA’s placement preferences and adopt a Native American toddler they were fostering. By focusing on race rather than a child’s citizenship in… Read more

Categories: Articles, Laws, Legislators, Policymakers, Positions

NACAC Joins Child Welfare Organizations to Oppose Aderholt Amendment

The undersigned organizations call on the Congress to immediately reject a recent amendment that was included in the House Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. Sponsored by Congressman Robert Aderholt, the amendment is described as an attempt to promote religious freedom. It is based on legislation that has been… Read more

Categories: Laws, Legislators

NACAC Protects Immigrating Children

by Anna Libertin, NACAC’s Communications Specialist, and Mary Boo, NACAC’s Executive Director.    Earlier this spring, the US was highly focused on the impact of the Department of Homeland Security’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that forcibly separated thousands of families, sending children to massive detention centers across the country while their parents were placed in… Read more

Categories: Laws, Legislators

NACAC Stands Against Trump Administration’s Separation of Family and Parents

By implementing a “zero tolerance” immigration policy, the United States Department of Homeland Security has forcibly separated thousands of families in the past six weeks, sending children to massive detention centers across the country while their parents are placed in detention centers or deported. Many are rightly saying that this policy is unjust. As an… Read more

Categories: Laws, Legislators
parent advocates at Senate building

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Use this information to help you connect with your federal, state, and provincial policymakers. United States Congress All members of Congress can be reached by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. Then simply ask for your Senator or Representative by name. To find your Representative’s direct address, phone number, or e-mail, visit www.house.gov. Then enter… Read more

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