Child Welfare

CQ Researcher

Should more be done to protect children?

For months, the tiny girl was known to investigators only as “Baby Doe.” Weighing just 30 pounds, her body had been found in June 2015, wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic garbage bag that had washed ashore on Deer Island in Boston Harbor. When authorities later identified her as 2 1/2-year old Bella Bond, she became the tragic face of a child welfare system that critics says fails to protect children.

The Massachusetts Department of

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Immigration: Will Congress Act in 2017?

The debate over U.S. immigration — both documented and undocumented — is heating up because of the presidential campaign and continued partisan deadlock in Congress on the issue. Both major party candidates and many congressional leaders promise a fresh start on immigration legislation in 2017, particularly in the wake of the Supreme Court’s June ruling that blocked President Obama’s 2014 executive action that would have shielded millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The two political parties, however, still differ

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Student Homelessness

Frederick Magazine

Community Supports Students in Need

Abbey couldn’t hold back the tears as she made her way through the hallway between classes at Tuscarora High School. The 18-year-old was tired, stressed and emotionally exhausted, having started her senior year sleeping most nights in the SUV she had purchased from waiting tables. Friends occasionally stayed the night with her.

During much of the previous two years, Abbey (whose name has been changed to protect her identity)

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