[83.9 KPCC] Information sharing raises red flag for immigrant advocates

The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement will provide immigration officials with the name, birth date, fingerprints and other information on the child’s sponsor. Immigrant advocates say they’re afraid the policy could discourage relatives not authorized to be in the country from taking in the children. 

“What we fear is that this new agreement will make it less likely that families will feel safe in coming forward to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to claim children that are in their custody,” said attorney Lindsay Toczylowski, executive director of ImmDef. 

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