Trump Administration Immigration Policies Are Harming Children and Families in the Carolinas

As we document in this brief, in both North Carolina and South Carolina, immigrant families’ daily lives are being upended by harsh immigration policies and pervasive fear. The Trump Administration has demonstrated time and again that it is indifferent to the harm its policy decisions inflict on children across the country, and in some cases is deliberately using harm to children as a political lever. In our interviews we heard stories of parents being detained in front of their children, kids who are afraid to go outside and play, and chronic stress that will have long-term consequences for many immigrant children. After risking everything to come to the United States, many families are terrified of the consequences of leaving their homes and seeking resources that can help their families thrive.