Immigration Enforcement and Family Separation

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation and First Focus

September 6, 2010


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.

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Reforms to Protect Children

The Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act would implement critically needed reforms to protect children and families affected by immigration enforcement.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations