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: Senate package good first step for kids but children need more robust measures

| March 26, 2020 |

We commend Senate lawmakers’ unanimous passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus emergency bill, and even more, for using it to offer relief to America’s


Letter: Prioritize the well-being of children as you respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.

| March 20, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses, urging them to prioritize the well-being of children in


Statement: Congress’s coronavirus response is a good first step, but bigger, bolder measures are needed

| March 18, 2020 |

We applaud Congress for passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, providing families and children with increased food and nutrition assistance, supplemental state funding


First Focus Campaign for Children identifies 120 lawmakers who prioritize children

| March 12, 2020 |

In 2019, nearly one-in-six of our nation’s children lived in poverty. The number of kids without health insurance rose to more than 4 million,


Letter: In support of H.R. 2662, the Asylum Seeker Protection Act

| February 18, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Representative Veronica Escobar, urging them to thank her for her leadership in introducing H.R.


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