Immigrant Children and Child Welfare
that children in immigrant families are likely at a lesser risk of
maltreatment and of involvement in the child welfare system than
children in U.S.-born families. Yet, once children in immigrant
families become involved in this system, emerging evidence shows
that they may experience different outcomes than their U.S.-born
57 TRACY VERICKER ET AL., THE URBAN INST., FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT SETTINGS
AND PERMANENCY PLANNING: PATTERNS BY CHILD GENERATION AND ETHNICITY 2
59 Id. at 3.
60 DETTLAFF & EARNER, CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS IN THE CHILD WELFARE
SYSTEM, supra note 30, at 5.
61 Qingwen Xu, In the “Best Interest” of Immigrant and Refugee Children:
Deliberating on Their Unique Circumstances, 84 CHILD WELFARE 747, 759