Poll to evaluate experience of immigrants in custody cases.

According to some research reports 23 % of all children in the U.S. have either legal or illegal immigrant parents, which means that our court system is increasingly exposed to all the complexities associated with first and second generation immigrants. Many parents have been exposed to rampant bias and discrimination and are treated as “aliens” not deserving the right to care and nurture their own children based solely on immigrant or national status.  https://viewsandnewsriversidesuperiourcourt.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/immigrant-profiling-in-custody-cases/

A poll has been created to evaluate an immigrant’s experience in family law settings. Please take a few minutes of your time and complete the poll and share. The survey results are anonymous.

Current results reflect that the immigrant status of a parent was used as the determining factor in custody decision 33% of the time; national status was referenced in a custody order 33% of the time and 33% witnessed a proceeding where a custody decision was made based on the immigrant/national status of one parent.

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2 comments on “Poll to evaluate experience of immigrants in custody cases.

  1. Willfully depriving an immigrant parents of all rights and privileges secured and protected by the Supreme Law of the Land constitutes a CRIME!
    Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States: Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

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