FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2021Contact: Lynn Tramonte ([email protected] / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers ([email protected] / 202- 607-1074)

Washington, D.C. – The Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN) closes out the #CitizenshipMeans #KidsThrive week of action with a call for family unity. While Congress considers a path to citizenship for immigrants, this campaign has uplifted that citizenship for all is a children’s issue. When parents have stable immigration status, children can thrive! 

Every weekday from September 8-15, CTAN released a short video highlighting what citizenship means for immigrant parents and families, followed by facts and graphics on the theme of the day. The final day’s theme is “Family Unity,” and includes a video with Tina, an immigrant mother who was deported (noon ET) and a closing video with Paola Ramos (12:30pm ET). 

Previously-released videos from Senator Alex Padilla, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Paola Ramos, Daishi Miguel Tanaka, and Claudia with Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity (MS) are on CTAN’s YouTube channel.

Contact [email protected] to interview experts about the social, mental, financial, and educational impacts a path to citizenship would have on children and their families, including leaders from CLASP, The Children’s Partnership, Justice for Migrant Women, The New Teacher Project, Teach for America, Children’s Defense Fund, MomsRising, and Families Belong Together.

The Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN) is a group of national, state, and local organizations working to defend and support children in mixed-status immigrant families. Organizations committed to this mission can join the network here. Follow us on Twitter @LetKidsThrive.


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