Providing Care for Children in Immigrant Families

This policy statement describes the population of children in immigrant families in the US, introduces core competencies to enhance care and discusses barriers and opportunities at the practice and systems levels.

Detention of Immigrant Children

This policy statement calls for limited exposure to U.S. Department of Homeland Security facilities (ie, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities) and for longitudinal evaluation of the health consequences of detention of immigrant children in the United States. It also provides recommendations related to postrelease services for children who are released from these facilities into communities across the country.

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American Academy of Pediatrics