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: Border Policies that Protect and Support Children

| January 18, 2023 |

For several years, the demographic of those arriving at our border seeking safety has shifted to a greater proportion of children and families. These


Biden border visit must ask: Is this good for the children?

| January 13, 2023 |

The New Year resets the clock for the Biden Administration to use the next two years to restore and expand our country’s asylum system


Title 42 “is not an immigration policy,” advocate says

| December 21, 2022 |

Courts, Congress and Biden Administration must uphold U.S. tradition of welcome In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s continuation of the pandemic border restrictions known as


Reunite Filipe — and Ensure Family Separation Never Happens Again

| December 14, 2022 |

The Trump Administration’s family separation policy is a stain on our nation’s history. As we have stated over and over again, it is a


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