Health Experts, Educators, and Advocates Call on the Biden Administration to Expand Legal Pathways to Protect Children and Keep Families Together

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2024 Contacts: Archana Pyati ([email protected] / (202) 258-2133); Maya Hixson ([email protected]) Washington, D.C. — Today, child health and development experts, educators, labor leaders, children and family advocates, and impacted parents called on President Biden to protect the well-being of children in mixed-status immigrant families by using Read more…

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260+ organizations nationwide urge White House and Congress to oppose anti-immigrant policies in supplemental funding negotiations

More than 260 organizations – representing children’s advocacy, health, education, labor, faith, antipoverty, legal, reproductive justice, disability, economic, immigration, nutrition, and academic sectors – signed onto a letter urging the Biden administration and Congress to oppose anti-immigrant and anti-asylum policies – including proposals that would further restrict asylum, expand expedited Read more…

Child Advocates Call for an End to Cruelty on Migrant Families

July 24, 2023 Contact: Archana Pyati at [email protected] Members of the Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN) have expressed alarm over reports of asylum seekers, including nursing mothers, pregnant women, and young children, being subjected to harm at the Texas border under Governor Abbott’s border security initiative. The disturbing reports include Read more…

Organizational Sign-On Letter on Sinema-Tillis Bill

More than 170 national, state, and local organizations have signed the below letter expressing our strong opposition to S.1473, introduced by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), as well as the House companion bill H.R. 3234. Our organizations represent children’s advocates, health care providers, teachers, unions, parents, faith-based organizations, service Read more…

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Children’s Advocates Urge the Administration to Abandon Harmful Policies and Strengthen the Asylum System

January 26, 2023 Contact: Archana Pyati, [email protected] Leaders from the Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN) have expressed concern over a new set of border enforcement measures proposed by the Biden Administration that continue harmful Trump-era immigration policies and are urging the Administration to instead take steps to protect children and Read more…

Kids and Families Need a Path to Citizenship for DACA Recipients and Undocumented Youth

Over the past ten years, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has changed the lives of nearly 800,000 recipients and their families by removing the threat of family separation and improving their economic security. Recent court rulings have barred new applicants for DACA, although current recipients can still Read more…