Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care: Collaborations with Foreign Consulates. Agreements and Policies Reviewed

10/01/2013

We identified 9 MOUs and 2 closely related policies from the following jurisdictions:

  • State of Illinois (with the Mexican consulate in Chicago, IL)
  • State of Iowa (with the Mexican consulate in Omaha, NE) 3
  • State of Nebraska (with the Mexican consulate in Omaha, NE)
  • State of New Mexico (with the Mexican consulates in El Paso, TX and Albuquerque, NM)
  • State of Missouri (this was a policy regarding immigrant children, not an MOU)
  • State of Washington (this was a policy regarding consular notification, not an MOU)
  • Los Angeles County, California (with the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles, CA)
  • Monterey County, California (with the Mexican consulate in San Jose, CA)
  • Riverside County, California (with the Mexican consulate in San Bernadino, CA)
  • Sacramento County, California (with the Mexican consulate in Sacramento, CA)
  • San Diego County, California (with the Mexican consulate in San Diego, CA)

Each is a relatively short document; they range in size from 1 to 9 pages in length. Several of the agreements are posted on the Internet. Links to those available publicly may be found at the end of this brief.


3 There is no Mexican consulate in Iowa; the consulate in Omaha, Nebraska serves the needs of Mexican citizens in Iowa.

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