Texas Foster Care Would Imperil Indian Children, Tribes Say

Law360 (October 19, 2018, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Four Native American tribes pressed a Texas federal judge Friday to put a hold on his ruling that the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional, saying that a Fifth Circuit decision the previous day showed that putting Indian children in the state's foster care system would expose them to "severe risk of sexual and other abuse."

The Cherokee Nation, the Oneida Nation, the Quinault Indian Nation and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians have asked U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor to stay his Oct. 4 decision that ICWA is race-based and violates the constitution in several ways while they appeal. Texas,...

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