Letter Opposing the Southwest Border Act of 2014

Letter Opposing the Southwest Border Act of 2014On July 30th, the First Focus Campaign for Children sent this letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing the Secure the South West Border Act (H.R. 5230) to address the influx of Unaccompanied Children entering the United States. The bill puts vulnerable children seeking safety in our country in harm’s way by rolling back critical trafficking protections, placing children into expedited removal proceedings, keeping children in inappropriate detention settings longer than necessary, and restricting their access to legal counsel.

The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014

The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014The Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 5186/S. 2653) will help over one million homeless children and youth lead safer, healthier lives and have a better chance for a brighter future. And it will make government work better, by ensuring that the federal government’s response to homelessness is based on an honest and accurate understanding of the problem, and by empowering those closest to the problem to design and implement the best local response. This fact sheet details the problems facing homeless children and their solutions.

Threat to the Child Tax Credit

By Wendy Cervantes

Threat to the Child Tax CreditThis fact sheet explains the harmful impacts of HR 4935, a bill that would modify Child Tax Credit eligibility, including a requirement that parents file with a Social Security number. This change would restrict eligibility for millions of children living in low-income immigrant families.