Letter Urging Congress to Preserve Protections for Immigrant Children

July 14, 2014
By Wendy Cervantes, Rricha Mathur

Letter Urging Congress to Preserve Protections for Immigrant ChildrenOn July 14, 2014 the First Focus Campaign for Children sent this letter to Members of Congress to urge them to preserve critical protections governing the rights of unaccompanied children under the bipartisan Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) of 2008. In order to address the influx of Central American refugees, both Members of Congress and the Administration have proposed rolling back certain protections for unaccompanied children from non-contiguous countries in order to expedite the removal process.

Letter to Chairman Kline on Child Tobacco Labor

July 10, 2014

Letter to Chairman Kline on Child Tobacco LaborOn July 8, 2014 the First Focus Campaign for Children, a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, sent a letter to Congressman John Kline urging him to schedule a committee hearing to examine recent report findings by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Statement for the Record on Child Refugee Crisis

July 10, 2014

Statement for the Record on Child Refugee CrisisOn July 10, 2014 the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record to the Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing on the President’s $3.7 billion supplemental request to address the child refugee crisis on the southern border. Attached to the statement is a letter signed by over 50 organizations in support of increased funds to the Department of Health and Human Services to provide for the care of unaccompanied children as marked up by the the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Statement for the Record: Child Protection and the Justice System on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation

July 9, 2014

Statement for the Record: Child Protection and the Justice System on the Spirit Lake Indian ReservationOn July 9th, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing entitled “Child Protection and the Justice System on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.”