Child Refugees Statement - House Homeland Security Committee Hearing

June 25, 2014
By Wendy Cervantes

Child Refugees Statement - House Homeland Security Committee HearingOne June 24th, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record for the House Homeland Security Committee hearing entitled “Dangerous Passage: The Growing Problem of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border.”

Child Refugees Statement - House Judiciary Committee Hearing

June 25, 2014
By Wendy Cervantes

Child Refugees Statement - House Judiciary Committee HearingOn June 25th, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record for the House Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “An Administration Made Disaster: The Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors.”

Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act Endorsement Letter

June 23, 2014
By Wendy Cervantes

Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act Endorsement LetterOn June 23, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this letter to Congressman Hakeem Jeffries in support of The Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014 (HR 4936), a bill to ensure that unaccompanied migrant children are appointed legal representation during their immigration hearings.

Child and Youth Homelessness: A Problem of Epic Proportions

By Cara Baldari

Child and Youth Homelessness: A Problem of Epic ProportionsThe dynamic of homelessness has changed in this country. According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 30 years ago the face of homelessness comprised mostly of single adults. However, due to the recent economic downtown, there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of homeless children and youth.

This fact sheet examines how many children are affected by homelessness, causes of child and youth homelessness, its effects, and policy recommendations.