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26th International RECE Conference  •  Copenhaben, Denmark  •  14 –18, October 2018

Inequality in Early Childhood Education and Care

RECE Membership Opportunities

Call for Bloch Distinguished Career Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Bloch Distinguished Career Award must be received by 1 August, 2018.

Call for Rhedding-Jones Outstanding Dissertation Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Rhedding-Jones Outstanding Dissertation Award must be received by 1 August, 2018.

2018 Travel Fund

In anticipation of RECE 2018, please consider making a secure online contribution toward the travel fund for graduate students' participation

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June 7, 2018

The Honorable Kirstjen M. Nielsen
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
3801 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Renewed Appeal from Experts in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Child Development
to Halt the Separation of Children from Parents at the Border

Dear Secretary Nielsen:

We represent 540 organizations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that have well-recognized expertise in the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice and child health, development and safety. We first sent this letter to you on January 16, 2018 and resubmitted the letter on January 23, 2018 to include additional organizations. Since then, DHS implemented a systematic practice of separating children from their parents—as many as 658 children in just two weeks in May 20181—and our ranks grew by more than 300 organizations.

We write again today, after the formal implementation of practices to separate immigrant families, to renew our shared concern that your agency is harming children by taking them from their parents to deter or punish parents and children who come to our border seeking protection. The separation of children from their parents to deter migration, or to punish migration, will have significant and long-lasting consequences for the safety, health, development, and well-being of children. We therefore urgently request that the Administration reverse course on its practice of separating families at the border...Read more

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