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…

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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…