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


Letter: Children should not be treated as an afterthought — pass these bipartisan and common sense bills

| January 10, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to all 100 U.S. Senators, urging them to consider legislation that would improve the lives


Letter: On the “Best Interests of the Child” Standard and Policy Packages

| July 29, 2019 |

On June 18, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter to House Democratic Leadership regarding the “best interests of the child” standard


Letter: Our Support for the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act (S.2113)

| July 29, 2019 |

On July 24, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter to the Senate Democratic Leadership in support of the Stop Cruelty to


Letter: In Support of the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Patrol Custody Act

| June 24, 2019 |

First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter in support of H.R. 3239, the “Save Kids Act,” by Representative Raul Ruiz. Excerpt: On behalf


Letter: Our Opposition to the Secure and Protect Act of 2019

| June 12, 2019 |

On June 10th, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in


Statement for the Record: The Dream and Promise Act of 2019

| May 22, 2019 |

Excerpt: On behalf of the First Focus Campaign for Children, a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in


First Focus Campaign for Children Releases Proactive Kids Agenda

| December 13, 2018 |

Blueprint Shows How 116th Congress Can Act on the Best Interests of Children


The Proactive Kids Agenda for the 116th Congress

| December 13, 2018 |

Any policies that affect children should base their foundations on the best interests of the child.


Statement for the Record: Oversight of immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts

| July 31, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children submitted the following statement for the record to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Excerpt from the statement: The First Focus


Letter to Congress: The Family Separation Crisis and Labor-HHS

| July 30, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children and 60 other groups sent a letter to the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human