Modern Courts releases Report on the Intersection of Immigration Status and Family Court and Establishes New Statewide Coalition

From the report: “.….Nowhere in the New York state court system is the question of immigration status more tightly bound up with state law than in the New York family courts. Judges must grapple with difficult questions of how a parent’s immigration status should be weighed when determining what is in the best interest of the child in a custody proceeding,

what type and amount of support can be required from an undocumented parent, what findings should be made in the context of an order of protection, and what evidentiary implications may arise for both the person seeking protection and the individual who will be barred by the order.”

Modern Courts Statewide Report -The Intersection of Immigration Status and the New York Family Courts

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