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…

A Pathway to Citizenship is Essential for Children to Thrive (One Pager)

Download the One Pager here: Who are children in mixed-status immigrant families? Mixed-status immigrant families are those with at least one citizen and one non-citizen member. Non-citizens include (but are not limited to) family members with green cards, temporary visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status Read more…