Welcome to the MCWNN Website

Read more about who we are and what we do.

NEW: ICE's Parental Interest Directive

Read all about the new Parental Interest Directive designed to reduce the harm to children and families resulting from immigration enforcement actions.


Read our latest electronic newsletter.

Children In Harm's Way

Read our latest publication on the intersection of criminal justice, immigration enforcement, and child welfare, in collaboration with First Focus and The Sentencing Project.

State Resources & Examples

View example policies and procedures from child welfare agencies across the country regarding services for immigrant children and families.

Welcome to the Migration and Child Welfare National Network

The MCWNN is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on the intersection of immigration and child welfare.

Who We Are

The mission of MCWNN is to improve programs and policies related to immigrant children and families involved in the public child welfare system. MCWNN conducts and disseminates research, develops policy and practice recommendations, develops and disseminates resources, and works with federal, state, and local child welfare agencies to facilitate policy and practice improvements.

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The MCWNN Blog

Visit our blog for the latest information and updates on the intersection of immigration and child welfare.

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