Children of Immigrants Face Uncertain Futures, Foster Care

Children of Immigrants Face Uncertain Futures, Foster Care

"More than 5,000 children of immigrants are languishing in state foster care nationwide because their parents were living in the United States illegally and were detained or deported by federal immigration authorities.  These children can spend years in foster homes, and some are put up for adoption after termination of their parents' custody rights.With neither state nor federal officials addressing the problem, thousands more are poised to enter the child welfare system every year." - Marjorie Valbrun, America's Wire, Jan. 25, 2012.