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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

Statement: New Family-Separation Efforts Will Lead to Imprisonment of Children

| October 18, 2018 |

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2018—When it comes to how we treat children, our public policy should be governed by a simple, overriding “best interest

Statement: DHS proposed public charge rule would harm children

| October 10, 2018 |

Washington, D.C., October 10, 2018—First Focus is outraged by a rule published today in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Statement: Draft of Proposed Immigration Rule Would Hurt Children

| September 24, 2018 |

The Trump administration just announced their intention to propose a harmful rule that, if implemented, would greatly limit children and families from accessing health care,