On September 5, the Trump Administration announced it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The president’s decision followed months of mixed messages. His public statements vaillated, even as he ramped up enforcement actions that terrorized the immigrant community. So what happens next?
On September 14, 2017, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Representative Jared Polis (D-CO), and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would guarantee affordable, high-quality child care to millions of working families.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) currently covers over 8 million low-income children in working families with income too high to qualify for Medicaid. But without action from Congress, this program will expire at the end of September 2017.
It is critical that educators and administrators in preschools, elementary schools, child care programs, and Head Start programs are prepared to support immigrant families and are aware of the laws that protect them and their children. This blog post breaks down what you need to know.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Houston and the Texas coast are still experiencing severe flooding, with more rain expected in the coming days in both Texas and Louisiana. A little-known program called the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) can help.
The deeply damaging federal budget Congress consider soon after returning from recess threatens families and communities by making cuts to crucial federal programs and a sharp retrenchment in funding to states.
Before recessing for the August break, the U.S. Senate passed S 860 to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, which provides federal funding to support evidence-based programs for youth who are involved or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.