Expert Comment: Immigration and the Child-Welfare System: "No Man's Land"

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What happens to children of the illegal immigrants when their parents are deported?  When undocumented immigrants are detained or deported, child welfare agencies' plans for handling these children - some of them U.S. citizens U.S. citizens - are insufficient.  The University of Pennsylvania has an expert who can speak about immigration and its impact on the child-welfare system.

Nov. 5, 2007

Expert:

  Dr. Richard Gelles

  Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:

* Internationally known expert in child welfare and domestic violence

* Director of the Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy at Penn and co-director of Penn's Field Center for Children's Policy Practice and Research

* Instrumental in the passage of the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997