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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Policy Brief: The Biden Administration Public Charge Regulation —What does it mean for children in immigrant families?

| October 26, 2022 |

Approximately 1-in-4 children in the United States has an immigrant parent, and children of immigrants are the fastest-growing group of children in the United

DACA is “in best interests” of children, advocate says

| October 6, 2022 |

Congress must create path to citizenshipCongress must create path to citizenship In response to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ complex ruling on the

DACA final rule affirms program is “right, legal, and a protection”

| August 25, 2022 |

 In response to the Biden Administration’s release of a final rule on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, First Focus on Children President Bruce

Fact Sheet: The “Best Interests of the Child” Standard

| August 2, 2022 |

What is the “Best Interests of the Child” standard?  The “best interests of the child” is a principle to ensure government policies safeguard the

Statement: SCOTUS ends “Remain in Mexico” policy

| July 1, 2022 |

The Supreme Court ruled this morning that President Biden can end the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which forced asylum seekers arriving at

Joint Letter: DHS, Implement the Homeland Security for Children Act

| June 21, 2022 |

First Focus on Children sent this letter signed by 30 organizations to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to thank him for

Report: Unaccompanied Children in Emergency Intake Site (EIS) Facilities

| June 21, 2022 |

In May 2022, the Women’s Refugee Commission and First Focus on Children led a delegation of 11 advocacy organizations to the Emergency Intake Site

There Must be an “After Title 42” for Border Policy

| May 17, 2022 |

From the beginning, First Focus on Children has decried the cruelty of the Title 42 policy, a Trump Administration policy that misused a public

Comment on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

| April 25, 2022 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following comment in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM or proposed rule)

Watch: “Survivor mode” is go-to for immigrant families during pandemic

| April 7, 2022 |

Advocates for children of immigrants are calling on lawmakers to eliminate restrictions that create — and perpetuate — barriers to support and services. One-quarter