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…

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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…

More than 70 Children’s Groups Urge Relief for Millions of Immigrant Children and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2022  Contact:   Tom Salyers ([email protected]/ 202- 607-1074);   Claudia Hernandez ([email protected]/ (619-581-2963)  Washington, D.C. — Today, more than 70 national, state, and local children’s advocacy organizations sent letters urging the White House and Senate leadership to pass the Build Back Better Act with a clear pathway to Read more…

Leading children’s organizations urge the Biden-Harris Administration to protect against future family separation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2022 Contact: Tom Salyers ([email protected]/ 202-607-1074); Claudia Hernandez ([email protected]/ (619-581-2963) Washington, D.C. — Today, thousands of organizations and individuals are submitting recommendations to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) calling for major changes in federal immigration enforcement and greater protections for children in immigrant Read more…

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte ([email protected] / 202-255-0551); Claudia Hernandez ([email protected]) 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…

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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 ([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 Read more…

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte ([email protected] / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers ([email protected]/ 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…

Sen. Padilla, Paola Ramos, and Daishi Miguel Tanaka Kick Off #CitizenshipMeans #KidsThrive Week of Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte ([email protected] / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers ([email protected] / 202- 607-1074) Washington, D.C. – The Children Thrive Action Network’s #CitizenshipMeans #KidsThrive week of action runs from September 8 through 15. While Congress considers a path to citizenship for immigrants, we remind them that Read more…