Book Review: Fragile Families: Foster Care, Immigration, and Citizenship.
Published: May 24, 2020
Children & Society
Vol. 00 , p. 1-2
John Wiley & Sons
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
This article reviews “Fragile Families: Foster Care, Immigration, and Citizenship (Glen-Levin Rodrigues), a book that examines the experiences of undocumented and mixed-status Latinx families who are caught up in the child welfare system in the United States. The book demonstrates how a system that is meant to protect children and preserve families instead reproduces inequalities, rendering the unity of Latinx families especially precarious. Data is drawn from ethnographic field research in the child welfare system in San Diego.
children of immigrants; foster children; deportation; undocumented immigrants; Hispanics; child welfare reform