Compromising Our Nation’s Future

Reports and briefs

Our Children’s Fear: Immigration Policy’s Effects on Young Children
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This study from CLASP was motivated by widespread reports that children and families are being harmed by the Trump Administration’s immigration policy priorities. We confirmed many of these reports after speaking with 150 early childhood educators and parents in six states: California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Children of immigrants matter to America’s future. Our public policies must be designed to ensure all children are able to achieve their full potential.

Immigration Policy’s Harmful Impacts on Early Care and Education
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This companion piece to Our Children’s Fear describes the effect on early care and education programs. It also details the central role of early childhood professionals working with families—often with limited resources, insufficient information on immigration-related issues, and under tremendous strain.

Sensitive Locations Fact Sheet
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This fact sheet overviews the “sensitive locations” policy from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS guidance states that immigration enforcement actions should generally be avoided in locations such as schools, school bus stops, and medical treatment and health care facilities. Our fact sheet is intended for early care and education providers to inform families and early childhood professionals about the policy.

The Department of Homeland Security’s “Sensitive Locations” Policies

This is an expanded version of our sensitive locations fact sheet that covers the policies in more depth. It was co-authored by CLASP and National Immigration Law Center as part of the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign.

Related resources

Five Reasons Trump’s Immigration Order Harms Children

This brief highlights key consequences for children and families of two executive orders put forth by the Trump Administration in 2017.

Webinar: Overview of Our Children’s Fear

This webinar explains how immigration policy is affecting young children and their parents as well as early childhood educators. We also provide recommendations for stakeholders at all levels to safeguard the wellbeing of children in immigrant families.

For more on CLASP’s immigration work…

Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future

This campaign is co-chaired by CLASP and the National Immigration Law Center. It brings together leading advocates for immigrants, children, education, and health; anti-hunger and anti-poverty groups; and faith leaders to defend against threats and build a productive national dialogue about our country’s immigrant tradition as well as our future.

Resources on the Future of DACA

This page provides resources and information from CLASP, our partners, and government regarding the recission of Deferred Access for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).