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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

Child C.A.R.E. Act Offers Low-Cost, High-Quality Options for Working Families

| February 10, 2016 |

Washington – Working families seeking relief from growing childcare costs could have greater access to low-cost, high-quality child care under new legislation introduced today

In Our View: Fight Now or Pay Later

| February 9, 2016 |

The Columbian Editorial Board 2/7/16 Homeless crisis has huge impact on kids, and timely action is necessary There is a school of thought, one

Where did you spend the night? Counting NJ’s homeless

| January 27, 2016 | By Sergio Bichao 1/27/2016 Nonprofit organizations and government agencies will spend Wednesday asking people on the streets and in shelters where they spent

No child should ever be without a home

| December 30, 2015 |

Record Herald By Congressman Steve Stivers 12/30/2015 Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to

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

Major Revision to “No Child Left Behind” a Step in the Right Direction

| December 9, 2015 |

Washington – First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) today welcomed Congressional approval of a major re-write of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Portman named 2015 Champion of Children

| November 24, 2015 |

The Daily Advocate WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was recently named a 2015 Champion of Children by the First Focus Campaign

Homelessness a problem for more than a half-a-million Americans this holiday season

| November 23, 2015 |

The Kansas City Star By Lewis Diuguid It’s important as people head into the Thanksgiving Day holiday this week and the Christmas shopping season