You should ask a lawyer about designating someone else to care for your children, if they are minors, if you are detained or deported. The options will be different in different states, but may include: a guardianship, a Caregiver’s Authorization Affidavit, a Power of Attorney, or other types of letters or forms. This person should be someone you trust who has legal status. If you don’t know anyone with legal status, make a plan with someone you trust.
This designation means that if anything happens that makes it hard for you to communicate with your family, like you are placed in a detention center, the person you’ve chosen can step in and make important decisions to keep your family from being separated.