Nowhere is the U.S. demographic shift being felt sooner and more dramatically than in schools. By 2020, one in three children will be an immigrant or have an immigrant parent. How schools are responding to the fastest growing group of U.S. children will be the focus of the Institute for Justice & Journalism 2016 Fellowship Program. Up to 18 journalists will be chosen to attend the conference, to be held March 30th-April 1st at Georgia State University in Atlanta. As part of their applications, journalists must propose an enterprise project on immigrant children and families for publication or broadcast.

Wendy Cervantes, Vice President of Immigration and Child Rights at First Focus & Director of the Center for the Children of Immigrants, will lead a workshop titled “Legislation Impacting Immigrant Children” which will highlight federal and state legislation impacting immigrant and refugee students, including a focus on unaccompanied child migrants from Central America and their experiences in U.S. public schools.