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Child health experts, educators and advocates call on Biden administration to expand legal pathways to protect children and keep families together

WHAT: On Monday, May 13 at 12 p.m. ET, the day after Mother’s Day, child health and development experts, educators, labor leaders, children’s advocates and impacted parents will call on President Biden to protect the well-being of children in mixed-status immigrant families by using existing pathways for administrative relief to limit deportations and preserve family unity. More than five million children — the vast majority of whom are United States citizens themselves — live in mixed-status families with at least one undocumented parent.
This press briefing highlights a letter that will be sent on Monday to the Biden administration in which more than two dozen leading children’s advocacy organizations urge the administration to expand legal pathways for spouses of U.S. citizens. The signatories of the letter are members of the Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN), a national network dedicated to defending and supporting children in immigrant families.