Children of immigrants comprise 1 in 5 of all U.S. children. This one-page brief examines the impact of enforcement raids on immigrant children and their families, from traumatic separations to economic hardship.
A personal story about an immigrant mother and her son.
Statistics about immigrant children in the United States.
Statistics about undocumented parents who are detained or deported from the United States.
The impact of home and worksite raids on immigrant children.
How the debate on immigration reform affects vulnerable children.
Immigration enforcement can cause family separations, interruptions in schooling, emotional trauma and economic hardship.
On average, one child is affected for every two adults arrested in a worksite raid.
Often, detained parents aren’t able to make child care arrangements, which lands their children in the child welfare system unnecessarily.