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


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


Democratic Senators Want To Provide More Lawyers To Help Immigrant Kids Avoid Deportation

| February 12, 2016 |

ThinkProgress By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee 2/12/16 At immigration court hearings, young children clutching teddy bears for comfort have been known to face off against trained government


Fair Day in Court Bill Would Drastically Improve Outcomes for Refugee Children

| February 11, 2016 |

Washington – Access to legal counsel dramatically improves the outcomes of Central American refugee children seeking asylum in the United States and new legislation


Bipartisan Spending Bill, Tax Package, Will Help Millions of Children and Families

| December 16, 2015 |

Washington – The end-of-year spending bill and tax package released by Congress today calls for permanently extending the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and