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
Dr. Richard Gelles
Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
* 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