Tangled Up: Restoring the Parental Rights of Immigrants Caught Between Immigration Court and Family Court
Forthcoming Fall 2015

This article examines the problems immigrant parents encounter in Family Court during termination of parental rights proceedings. The article analyzes an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directive that created policies to help detained immigrants become involved in Family Court proceedings. It argues that, despite ICE’s recent attempt to enhance the parental rights of immigrants, immigrants still face injustice through the termination of their parental rights. This article includes several proposals, which if followed, can help to protect the parental rights of immigrants and ensure that the U.S. adheres to its intention to keep family units intact.