Children of detained migrants are put in state custody more often

"With deportations at record levels, children of detained [unauthorized] immigrants are increasingly being put into foster care because of a lack of coordination between federal and state officials, say immigrant and children's advocates.  Many of these children are taken care of by relatives who live nearby, but others are left without caregivers and are turned over to state Child Protective Services, said Nina Rabin, a University of Arizona law professor who authored the study "Disappearing Parents: A Report on Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System."  CPS often loses track of the parents once they are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Rabin said." - Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 18, 2012.