DCF: 22,000 Citizen-Children of Undocumented Parents in CT

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DCF: 22,000 Citizen-Children of Undocumented Parents in CT

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CTMirror.com

Given the Trump Administration’s increased focus on deporting more undocumented immigrants, state legislators want to know just how many children they may end up leaving behind.

On March 6, the Department of Children and Families reported to the Appropriations Committee that there are 22,000 children of undocumented immigrants who are under 18, U.S. citizens and living in Connecticut.

“We know we have many, many children who are here legally but whose families are not,” DCF Commissioner Joette Katz told legislators recently. “And if in fact their families are deported you will see a huge increase in the number of children who will have to come into DCF care and custody.”

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and State Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell on Feb. 21 wrote school superintendents recommending they … FOR READ MORE CLICK HERE

 

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April 5, 2017

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