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Statement: Congratulations to Biden Administration

| January 20, 2021 |

On the occasion of the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued the following statement: 

Statement: Government must right its wrongs

| January 15, 2021 |

The Department of Justice Inspector General confirmed in a report released today that the Trump Administration — and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in particular — knew its “zero-tolerance” policy would result

Statement: HHS pick Becerra is a three-time Champion for Children

| December 8, 2020 |

President-Elect Biden’s choice of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services signals a devotion to expertise and

Statement: DACA reinstatement is “huge win”

| December 7, 2020 |

A federal judge ruled on Friday that the Trump Administration must fully restore the DACA program, including accepting new applications, effective immediately. First Focus on

Survey shows voters rank kids as top priority

| November 23, 2020 |

Majority signal unity around children’s issues In this deeply divided nation, a majority of Americans find common ground on one single issue: the well-being

National Coalition Calls for Creating New White House-led Focus on Children and Youth

| November 19, 2020 |

Health, Education, Child, and Youth Development, and Nutrition Leaders Urge Incoming Biden Administration to Prioritize Office on Children and Youth First Focus on Children

Migrant children get reprieve from federal judge

| November 18, 2020 |

A federal judge today ordered border authorities to stop expelling migrant children without allowing them to seek asylum, a practice that the Trump administration has justified

50+ organizations demand that leaders #Commit2Kids

| October 30, 2020 |

Advocacy organizations call for policies on child poverty, homelessness, and other issues WASHINGTON, October 30, 2020 — More than 50 advocacy organizations have joined First

Statement: U.S. shows “outright animosity” toward immigrant children

| October 29, 2020 |

Reports today revealed that a policy of intentional cruelty led U.S. border officials to expel children without due process more than 13,000 times during

Statement: Refugee cap “closes the door” to millions of children

| October 1, 2020 |

Children make up half the world’s refugees Late last night, the Trump Administration announced in a report to Congress that it intends to cap the number of refugees