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.

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Resources


Fact Sheet: LIFT the BAR Act

| September 8, 2021 |

Children of immigrants and immigrant children make up one-quarter of all U.S. kids and represent the fastest growing group of children in America. Despite


70 organizations protest Texas order that endangers immigrant children

| August 30, 2021 |

Gov. Abbott’s order takes effect tomorrow WASHINGTON, August 30, 2021 — Seventy organizations from Texas and around the country have urged Governor Greg Abbott to withdraw


70 Child Advocacy Organizations Call on Texas Governor to Protect Migrant Children

| August 30, 2021 |

As child advocacy organizations, our north star is the safety and well-being of children. We believe that every child should be cared for in


Joint Letter: Urge Governor Abbott to Protect Children in Texas

| August 27, 2021 |

Led by First Focus on Children and Children’s Defense Fund Texas, 70 organizations sent the following letter urging Texas Governor Greg Abbott to withdraw


WATCH: Immigration: It’s a Kids Issue | #ChildrensWeek2021

| June 15, 2021 |

Advocates and experts today turned a spotlight on children of immigrants and children who are themselves immigrants, and why they need Congress to create


Statement: Thousands of children and families to benefit from Haiti Temporary Protective Status

| May 24, 2021 |

In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will redesignate Temporary Protective Status for Haiti, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued


Letter: The first — and next — 100 days

| May 4, 2021 |

First Focus on Children sent the following letter to President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris congratulating them on the achievements of their


Fact Sheet: TPS Redesignation for Haiti

| April 30, 2021 |

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigrant status created by Congress that allows individuals already in the


Fact Sheet: The REAL impact of COVID-19 on kids

| April 22, 2021 |

Way back at the beginning of this pandemic, a narrative took hold that kids are not affected. Now, more than a year in, it


30+ Child Advocacy Organizations Call on Biden to End Title 42

| April 13, 2021 |

Since taking office the Biden administration has made many changes to immigration policies that are good for kids. The administration has ended the Trump