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


WATCH: Immigration: It’s a Kids Issue | #ChildrensWeek2021

| June 15, 2021 |

Advocates and experts today turned a spotlight on children of immigrants and children who are themselves immigrants, and why they need Congress to create


Statement: Thousands of children and families to benefit from Haiti Temporary Protective Status

| May 24, 2021 |

In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will redesignate Temporary Protective Status for Haiti, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued


Letter: The first — and next — 100 days

| May 4, 2021 |

First Focus on Children sent the following letter to President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris congratulating them on the achievements of their


Fact Sheet: TPS Redesignation for Haiti

| April 30, 2021 |

What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigrant status created by Congress that allows individuals already in the


Fact Sheet: The REAL impact of COVID-19 on kids

| April 22, 2021 |

Way back at the beginning of this pandemic, a narrative took hold that kids are not affected. Now, more than a year in, it


30+ Child Advocacy Organizations Call on Biden to End Title 42

| April 13, 2021 |

Since taking office the Biden administration has made many changes to immigration policies that are good for kids. The administration has ended the Trump


Statement: Rule change gives 55,000 children a lifeline

| April 9, 2021 |

The Biden Administration has withdrawn a Trump-era rule that would have forced 25,000 mixed-status immigrant families from their homes, including 55,000 children. Bruce Lesley, president


Statement: SCOTUS dismisses public charge case

| March 9, 2021 |

In response to a Biden Administration request, the U.S. Supreme Court today dismissed an upcoming case challenging the Trump Administration’s “public charge” rule, which


This Black History Month, The Biden Administration Must Stand with Black Immigrant Children

| February 16, 2021 |

For many, the inauguration of the Biden Administration represented a change in direction from the many harmful policies of the previous administration, particularly in


More than ever, we need Champions for Children — these are policymakers meeting the moment

| February 4, 2021 |

Our nation’s children face multiple challenges to their well-being stemming from years of a declining share of federal investments in their future, the COVID-19