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…

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…