Loyola University Chicago

Center for the Human Rights of Children

Assisting Undocumented Families

Many families who are undocumented are afraid of being detained or deported and have questions about what could happen to their children.

A Guide for Parents in Illinois who are Undocumented – Planning for your Children in Case of Detention or Deportation, prepared by the Legislation and Policy Clinic at Loyola University Chicago’s Law School, provides families with information on types of arrangements they can make so their children are cared for if they are detained or deported, and what they need to do to make these arrangements.  Please share the Guide widely with families and with providers who may find the information helpful. 

A Spanish version will be on the website once completed.