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

5 Year Bar State Factsheets

Under current law, immigrants with legal permanent resident (LPR) status must wait five years before being able to access critical supports like Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Read more…

Child Tax Credit State Factsheets

To ensure an equitable and recovery from COVID-19 – all immigrant families and every child must be included in relief efforts. Congress must take action to create a permanent solution through the budget reconciliation process Read more…