Posters on a carpet with immigrant supportive messages such as "love your neighbor no matter where they are from"

Embracing An End to Worksite Raids, We Call for Healing and Centering Children’s Wellbeing

By Wendy Cervantes In an important new memo, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) upended a hallmark of the Trump and Bush administrations’ enforcement strategies.  The policy, issued on October 12, 2021 by DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, ends all mass workplace raids targeting immigrant workers. These raids, often performed with Read more…

Toddler holding immigration protest sign sitting in stroller

Biden Administration’s Deportation Policy Doesn’t Center Needs of Children and Families

By Wendy Cervantes On September 30, 2021, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro N. Mayorkas, issued a memo outlining the agency’s new immigration enforcement guidelines. After years of harmful immigration enforcement—including harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and ramped up enforcement actions under the Trump Administration—families across the country have Read more…

New Analysis: Path to Citizenship Would Lift 250,000+ Children Out of Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte (latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551); Claudia Hernandez (chernandez@clasp.org) Washington D.C. – A new analysis indicates that a path to U.S. citizenship would directly impact more than 5 million children with an undocumented parent while also helping fight economic insecurity by lifting more than 250,000 children out of poverty. Around 34% of children with an undocumented parent live in poverty—more than double the 16% national child poverty Read more…

Tina Hamdi holding a baby

CTAN, Tina Hamdi of OH, and Paola Ramos Close #CitizenshipMeans #KidsThrive Week of Action With Call for Family Unity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2021Contact: Lynn Tramonte (latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers (tsalyers@clasp.org / 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 Read more…

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in front of the Seattle skyline

Rep. Jayapal and Claudia from MS Continue #CitizenshipMeans #KidsThrive Week of Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte (latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers (tsalyers@clasp.org/ 202- 607-1074) Washington, D.C. – While Congress considers a path to citizenship for immigrants, the Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN) #CitizenshipMeans #KidsThrive week of action continues. Citizenship for all is a children’s issue. When parents Read more…