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A Market for Children: Adoption Fraud in Guatemala

on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 05:58
Fight Child Protection Department Corruption: 
A Market for Children: Adoption Fraud in Guatemala

Erin Siegal, Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, recently donated one bankers-size box of documents about US citizens’ adoptions of Guatemalan children and adoption fraud to the National Security Archive.

These documents are the result of over thirty FOIA requests Ms. Siegal filed with the Department of State, Customs and Border Patrol, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the CIA. The requests asked for information as far back as 1980 and cover a variety of topics, ranging from information on the Casa Quivira issue (in which 46 babies were seized

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DHHS Family Children Parents Custody Termination by Court

on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 12:04

Torn Apart: How the Government Separates Parents and Children

Immigrant parents pose unique challenges for social workers, like finding translators of indigenous languages or tracking down a parent in ICE detention. Often, termination of custody is simply easier.

Angelica was born two months premature and carried in that fragile state across the U.S.-Mexico border en route to the meat-processing town of Grand Island, Neb.

In April 2005, after days of refusing food, 1-year-old Angelica had eaten a corn tortilla.