Our Mission

Our mission is to defend and support children in the United States in mixed-status immigrant families. We work in support of all children of immigrants, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, language, ability, income, or nationality.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a society where all children have equal opportunity, including the resources and protections they need to grow and thrive; where diversity is embraced and celebrated; and where all children are valued and cared for regardless of where they or their parents were born.

Our Goal

Our goal is to center children in mixed-status immigrant families in advocacy on immigration and other intersecting policies. We seek to mitigate the harm of anti-immigrant policies and actions on children in mixed-status families in the short-term, while advancing positive policy outcomes in the long-term.

Our Approach

Our approach is guided by a comprehensive focus on healthy child development: good nutrition; high-quality health care; emotional well-being; a safe living environment; high-quality care and education; economic security; and stable, nurturing caregivers.


What's New

I ❤️ My Immigrant Family

Did you miss the “I ❤ My Immigrant Family” video premiere? Don’t worry, you can still watch the full event here: The video is a celebration of immigrants, led by children of immigrants. What will Read more…

They Are Children Seeking Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte (latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers (tsalyers@clasp.org/ 202- 607-1074) Washington, D.C. – Following is a statement from members of the Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN) Coordinating Committee. Read more…