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Statement: Public charge rule endangers millions of children

| September 24, 2020 |

“Chilling effect” already evident in falling insurance rates, other programs The Trump Administration’s decision to reimpose its public charge rule — even as the country


Children lose health insurance for 3rd year in a row

| September 18, 2020 |

Hispanic children hit hardest with more than 9% uninsured The U.S. Census Bureau has released data that show the number of U.S. children without


Statement: 275,000 U.S. citizen children at risk

| September 17, 2020 |

In response to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling this week in favor of the Trump Administration’s policy to end Temporary Protected


New census figures demonstrate success of anti-poverty measures

| September 15, 2020 |

Numbers released today by the U.S. Census Bureau suggest that child poverty dipped nearly 2 percentage points in 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic and


Statement: Administration’s Cruel Policies Endanger Immigrant Children

| July 28, 2020 |

First Focus on Children condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to continue separating and imprisoning families in U.S. detention centers rather than releasing them to


Statement: Biden child care plan “comprehensive and effective”

| July 22, 2020 |

First Focus on Children believes that effective child care must meet four key criteria: high-quality services, access, affordability, and a well-supported workforce. Vice President


ANALYSIS: Children denied fair share of federal spending for 5th consecutive year

| July 6, 2020 |

The share of U.S. federal spending on children has hit its lowest level in five years, according to new research from First Focus on


Statement: Foster care order misses the mark

| July 2, 2020 |

The Administration’s recent Executive Order regarding the child welfare system acknowledges several important shortfalls, but sadly misses the opportunity to make real progress toward


Statement: 3 million kids at risk from Trump Administration position

| June 26, 2020 |

The Trump Administration late last night filed a brief with the Supreme Court urging repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While not surprising, the stance remains


Statement: After DACA decision, Congress now must act

| June 18, 2020 |

The following is a statement from First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley on today’s SCOTUS decision to uphold DACA: “We are very pleased