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Press Releases:

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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …

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