This resource page is intended to provide journalists, policy-makers, and the public with information about the information-sharing between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) for child placement and immigration enforcement, and the use of that information to arrest, detain, and deport potential sponsors of detained children.
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The Brennan Center, the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, and the National Immigrant Justice Center, along with 109 other groups, have sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) demanding the agencies stop using information obtained from immigrant children to find, arrest, and deport their family members.