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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2022  Contact:   Tom Salyers (tsalyers@clasp.org/ 202- 607-1074);   Claudia Hernandez (chernandez@clasp.org/ (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 (tsalyers@clasp.org/ 202-607-1074); Claudia Hernandez (chernandez@clasp.org/ (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 (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…

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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 (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…

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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 (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…

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte (latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers (tsalyers@clasp.org / 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…

“Health and Wellbeing of More Than 5 Million Children Are At Stake” CTAN Applauds Senate Passage of Budget Resolution With Path to Citizenship, Prepares for House Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte (latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers (tsalyers@clasp.org / 202- 607-1074) Washington, D.C. – Members of the Children Thrive Action Network are celebrating the Senate’s critical step toward enacting a path to citizenship for immigrants whose home is in the United States.  Over Read more…

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“This is the moment” Members of Children Thrive Action Network Urge Passage of Immigration Laws that Help Children and Families, Reject Criminalization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte (latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers (tsalyers@clasp.org / 202- 607-1074) Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up two major immigration bills that could transform the lives of more than one million children in immigrant families. Members of the Read more…

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It’s International Women’s Day, and the Biden Administration Must Stop Detaining and Deporting Black Immigrants, Women, and Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2021 Contact: Lynn Tramonte (latramonte@gmail.com / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers (tsalyers@clasp.org/ 202- 607-1074) [CW – sexual assault and other violence] Washington, D.C. – On International Women’s Day, the Children Thrive Action Network denounces the detention and deportation of Black immigrants, women, children, and families by the Read more…