Children Thrive Action Network partnered with The Ohio Immigrant Alliance to bring attention to the harms of deportation on children. Children and young people from communities of color bear a higher burden of the costs of deportation, resulting from systemic racism, social inequality, and a punitive immigration enforcement system. This factsheet outlines the available evidence on the harms to childrens’ safety, mental and physical health, education, financial stability, and offers recommendations for policymakers to remedy the harm. Children should be centered in immigrant policy, not be afterthoughts. Policymakers must remedy the harm through policies that promote family unity and child well-being.

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