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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,


Press Release: Share of Federal Spending on Children Has Decreased 1.7 Percent Since FY 2014

| September 20, 2018 |

Washington, D.C., September 20, 2018—Children received 1.7 percent less of the federal budget in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 than they did in FY 2014,


Statement from Child Poverty Action Group: Child poverty is still unacceptably high for an economy in recovery

| September 13, 2018 |

Yesterday the U.S. Census Bureau reported that despite gains in our economy and low unemployment, child poverty in the U.S. remains stubbornly high at 17.5


Statement: Proposed Rule Would Allow Indefinite Detention of Children

| September 11, 2018 |

Detention for any amount of time has negative life-long consequences for a child’s mental and physical well-being, and these consequences are compounded for children who have already


Statement: The harm of family separation goes beyond a failure to meet a deadline

| July 27, 2018 |

The United States Government missed today’s deadline to reunify all eligible children separated from their parents. According to the latest numbers reported by the


Statement: Family Separation is Child Abuse

| June 19, 2018 |

In May, the Trump administration issued a zero-tolerance policy for families crossing the U.S. border. According to a recent report, 1,887 new children are


Statement: Executive Order on Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility is Bad for Kids

| April 11, 2018 |

First Focus responded to the Executive Order, Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility, signed yesterday by President Trump, which would weaken public