Children of Immigrants

Children of immigrants are affected every day by policy choices on immigration, education, health care, and a range of other issues. And because one-fourth of children in America today are children of immigrants, those choices shape America’s future. The First Focus Center for the Children of Immigrants challenges policymakers to ensure that all children and families, regardless of immigration status, have the opportunity to live the American Dream.

Resources


Statement on the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

| October 3, 2017 |

On October 3, 2017, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the


Over 320 Child, Youth Organizations Call for Immediate Passage of Dream Act

| September 20, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children joined more than 320 national, state, and local child and youth advocacy organizations to send a letter to


Letter of Support: DREAM Act of 2017

| September 6, 2017 |

On September 6, 2017, First Focus Campaign for Children submitted the following letter to Senators Richard Durbin and Lindsey Graham, thanking them for the


Fact Sheet: The DREAM Act of 2017

| July 31, 2017 |

In a joint press conference on Thursday, July 20th Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced the reintroduction of the DREAM


New House Healthcare Bill Would Harm Medicaid, and Thereby, Child Health Coverage

| March 7, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the American Health Care Act by Republican leadership in


Recommendations for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

| February 8, 2017 |

Over the course of the next four years, 16 million children will be born in this country and they deserve to be met with


Child Advocates Release Recommendations for Trump’s First 100 Days

| February 8, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid sweeping changes by the incoming Trump Administration, First Focus Campaign for Children has issued its


Youth Advocates Share Hopes for First 100 Days

| January 9, 2017 |

YouthToday 1/9/17 By Molly McCluskey WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump offered little insight into his prospective policies surrounding youth and families, and President-Elect Trump


No to H.R. 4722 and H.R. 4724

| March 14, 2016 |

H.R. 4722 would deny millions children access to the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Currently, immigrant parents who are ineligible for


Statement for the Record – The Unaccompanied Children Crisis: Does the Administration have a Plan to Stop the Border Surge and Adequately Monitor the Children?

| February 22, 2016 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on February 23, 2016, entitled