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Statement: Budget deal “short-sighted, unfair and fiscally irresponsible,” children’s advocate says

| May 31, 2023 |

Deal undercuts an already shrinking share of spending on kids First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley released the following statement in response to the

Children’s Week 2023

| May 24, 2023 |

Each June, First Focus on Children hosts Children’s Week with a schedule of events aimed at urging Congress to better protect the health, safety,

Statement: Title 42 ends, but children still in danger

| May 11, 2023 |

Asylum ban, deterrence policies will punish children WASHINGTON, May 11, 2023 —Today marks the end of the Title 42 policy, put in place by the

Statement: Tackling the nation’s child care crisis

| April 18, 2023 |

 In response to President Biden’s announcement today of executive actions to improve child care, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued the following statement:  “We

Statement: Children deserve access to quality, affordable health care coverage

| April 14, 2023 |

In response to President Biden’s expansion of access to health care coverage to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, First Focus on

Reviving family detention will hurt children

| March 10, 2023 |

Advocate urges changes to the system instead On the recently reported news that the Biden Administration is considering reviving the policy of detention for

Statement: Biden budget signals commitment to children

| March 9, 2023 |

Congress must also support investments in children In response to President Biden’s release today of his FY 2024 budget proposal, First Focus on Children

“Fast not Fair:” New report highlights how children seeking asylum are fast-tracked for deportation

| March 7, 2023 |

Asylum practices specifically hurt children, report finds In a report released today, First Focus on Children and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

5 ways the asylum ban punishes children

| February 28, 2023 |

Kids will pay the price for system failures WASHINGTON, February 23, 2023 — The asylum ban proposed this week by the Biden Administration is likely to disqualify most migrants

State of the Union signals plan to support America’s children

| February 8, 2023 |

Child Tax Credit, mental health, child care among President’s prominent proposals In response to tonight’s State of the Union address, First Focus on Children President