Yali Lincroft (Former Staff)

Resources by Yali Lincroft

The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act: A Case Study of California’s Senate Bill 1064

| May 21, 2013 |

On September 30, 2012, California Governor Brown signed “The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act” (SB1064). The legislation became the first in the country to address

Children in Harm’s Way: Criminal Justice, Immigration Enforcement, and Child Welfare

| February 1, 2013 |

Children of immigrants are one-fourth of America’s children and the fastest-growing group of children. Federal immigration enforcement policy and the criminal justice system have

California Governor signs landmark legislation addressing “shattered families”

| October 1, 2012 |

Last night, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two landmark legislation to help detained and deported immigrant parents: The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act (SB1064, sponsored

Helping Shattered Families – California Legislation Needs Governor’s Signature to Become Law

| August 30, 2012 |

Juana Reyes is an undocumented single mother of two U.S. born citizen children who sold tamales in front of Walmart in Sacramento, California for

Uniting Our Voices for Immigrant Children of Incarcerated Parents

| May 10, 2011 |

Immigrant advocates often use phrases such as “innocent” or “they are not criminals” when they are defending immigrant detainees. However, these statements are actually

Children of Incarcerated Parents

| March 2, 2011 |

The United States leads the world in rates of incarceration, with one in every American adults residing in jail or prison. 63 percent of

Children of Immigrants in the U.S. Child Welfare System

| June 8, 2010 |

Nearly one in four children in the U.S. live in immigrant families. Currently, limited data exists about the number of immigrant children and families

Caught Between Systems: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare Policies

| May 21, 2010 |

First Focus has partnered with the Migration and Child Welfare Network in the development of a comprehensive series of papers and fact sheets, entitled,

Language, Culture, and Immigration Relief Options

| May 21, 2010 |

Children of immigrants represent the fastest growing segment of the United States child population. This policy brief analyzes the need for the child welfare

Public Benefits and Child Welfare Financing

| May 21, 2010 |

This policy brief provides an overview of public benefits, placement, and financing issues that impact immigrant families within the child welfare system. The authors