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Press Conference: The Threat of the Public Charge Rule to America’s Children

| August 16, 2019 |

The Trump Administration’s public charge rule, published August 14, 2019, targets family-based immigration and specifically singles out children. First Focus on Children hosted a


Press Release: First Focus on Children calls public charge rule “morally reprehensible, economically foolish”

| August 12, 2019 |

Urges Congress to block funding The Trump Administration’s new public charge rule, finalized today despite historic public opposition, imposes sweeping changes on long-standing, bipartisan


Proposed Changes to SNAP will Overwhelmingly Harm Children

| July 23, 2019 |

Today, the Trump Administration has proposed yet another rule that will make it harder for families with children to put food on the table.


Statement on Trump Administration’s Plan for Mass Immigration Arrests

| July 12, 2019 |

WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration reportedly plans to launch massive immigration raids over the weekend that specifically target children and families in major cities


Press Release: SCOTUS decision on Census preserves the health, welfare and rights of millions of children

| June 27, 2019 |

But Commerce Department must finalize forms on time to limit extent of undercount  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to at least temporarily block


Joint Statement with CLASP: Children and Youth Organizations Condemn Cuts to Educational and Recreational Services for Migrant Children

| June 12, 2019 |

Today, more than 100 national, state, and local organizations that serve or advocate on behalf of children and youth joined together to condemn the


Statement: CPAG Responds to OMB Proposal on New Poverty Calculation

| May 24, 2019 |

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group, a partnership of child advocates dedicated to ending child poverty, stands opposed to a recent proposal being explored


Statement: 5th Child Dies in the Custody of the Federal Government 

| May 20, 2019 |

Today’s tragic news of the death of another child while in the custody of the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must deliver


Child Poverty Action Group Launches End Child Poverty U.S. Campaign

| February 28, 2019 |

Setting a Child Poverty Target is the Way Forward to Ending the Crisis Washington, DC: Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Statement: Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Directly Harm Innocent Children

| October 30, 2018 |

The Trump administration is considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the United States. This move would be both dangerous and unconstitutional