Weekly Roundup:

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Parents fearing deportation pick guardians for U.S. childrenThe

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) advocacy group has been receiving about 10 requests a day from parents who want to put in place temporary guardianships for their children, said spokesman Jorge-Mario Cabrera. Last year, the group said it received about two requests a month for guardianship letters and notarization services… read more

Zimbabwe bans the beating of children

Zimbabwe’s High Court has outlawed corporal punishment for children both at school and in the home.The ruling comes after a parent complained that her child in grade one, a class for six-year-olds, had deep bruises after a beating by a teacher… read more

It’s time for Texas to step up and fund a better system for foster care children

The Texas foster care system is in crisis.Texans of all political persuasions are clamoring for reform.For more than a year, we have been promised action. The governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House have publicly proclaimed support for broad reform of Child Protective Services.It’s time for action. As legislators grapple with the one thing they are constitutionally required to do, write a balanced state budget, our state’s leaders and all Texans must show how much they care for our most vulnerable and abused children.Texas has the funds to improve foster care… read more


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