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


#PFYchat: How Can We Protect the Mental Health of Immigrant and Refugee Children?

Event March 28, 2017 |

Mar 28 2017 Ended #PFYchat: How Can We Protect the Mental Health of Immigrant and Refugee Children? The American Psychological Association’s Public Interest Directorate


Children of Immigrants Forced into the Shadows

| March 21, 2017 |

President Trump’s new immigration enforcement policies have widened the definition of priorities for deportation. Mothers and fathers who are now targeted for deportation through


Twitter Chat: Triple Threat to Children’s Health

Event March 15, 2017 |

Mar 15 2017 Ended Twitter Chat: Triple Threat to Children's Health Join First Focus, MomsRising, The Children’s Partnership and the Georgetown Center for Children


Federal Spending on Child Poverty Meager, But Root Causes Must Be Found: Experts Agree

| March 2, 2017 |

YouthToday 3/2/17 By John Holland WASHINGTON — The war on poverty and an array of social welfare measures that followed over the last half-century


From the Mouth of a Babe: A 7-year-old Asks Leaders to Prioritize Kids

| February 23, 2017 |

So often, children have no one to speak on their behalf. It’s one of the biggest reasons why First Focus and First Focus Campaign


Why #JeannetteBelongsHere

| February 13, 2017 |

“[I am] a mother that loves her children so much and that is going to do anything that is needed to be with them


The Long Game: Tolerance and Respect for One Another

| February 8, 2017 |

In 2017, the United States of America turned its back on refugees. History will judge us poorly, but that’s no consolation for the children,


Fact Sheet: Sensitive Locations

| February 2, 2017 |

This resource was originally posted by the U.S. Department of Education. In a continuing effort to inform the community of stakeholders who care for


Resource Guide: Building a Bright Future for All

| February 2, 2017 |

  This resource was originally posted by the U.S. Department of Education.   In a continuing effort to inform the community of stakeholders


Trump’s Executive Actions Pose Serious Threat to Kids

| January 31, 2017 |

This weekend saw a great deal of chaos as authorities attempted to implement President Trump’s recent executive orders that ban entries from seven Muslim