Yesterday, Senators Marco Rubio and Thom Tillis and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart introduced bills that would provide a partial fix for the millions of families who were left out of the CARES Act stimulus payments simply because one parent in the household files their taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
In new analysis, CLASP--along with the National Women's Law Center and a noted former White House labor economist--calculate that the child care industry needs a public investment of $9.6 billion a month during the pandemic.
This afternoon, nearly 200 national, state, and local organizations that work on behalf of children and youth sent a letter to Congress, listing their child-focused priorities for the next COVID-19 recovery package.
“People are working in jobs over which they have very little control,” said Olivia Golden, director of the Center on Law and Social Policy. “They can be laid off for reasons that have nothing to do with their willingness to work.
Following are statements from CLASP’s executive director, Olivia Golden, and research assistant, Vanessa Meraz, who is a DACA recipient.
Being Ready for Immigration Raids
Families, providers, and communities must be prepared for immigration raids. We've compiled resources to help stakeholders and providers support children and families who may be affected by immigration raids. These resources can also help providers keep their programs safe and trusted spaces for the families they serve.