New American Children
For All Children
An estimated 17 million New American Children live in the United States,
including US citizen children with documented immigrant parents, US citizen children
with undocumented immigrant parents, Dreamers, and undocumented minors.
Children live in Texas
Are New American Children
the Center for New American Children
Growing up, New American Children face a plethora of unique challenges including anxiety & stress surrounding their immigration status or that of their family. New American Children are also more likely to experience culture shock or lack access to high-quality public education.
Teachers have reported feeling helpless as they watch their students struggle with the anxiety and fear from increased immigration enforcement and feeling unable to provide the emotional support and guidance their students need. CHILDREN AT RISK launched the Center for New American Children in January 2018 to help Texas schools respond to these challenges.
The Center for New American Children...
Researches best practices in how to support children from immigrant communities and investigates how to reduce barriers to the services and public benefits all children living in the US are entitled to.
Supports educators and other service providers that regularly interact with New American Children so all children can learn and thrive regardless of their or their family’s immigration status.
Works to depoliticize our current immigration climate and help child well-being stay front and center in efforts towards immigration reform.
Our Latest Immigration Research & Resources
On Friday, July 16, 2021, a federal judge in Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. Established in 2012, DACA enables certain immigrants to obtain work permits and avoid deportation. The program currently provides a...
Over the last 140 days, Children at Risk monitored thousands of bills, registered support for bills 93 times, provided written testimony 23 times, and provided oral testimony 20 times. Out of our initial legislative priorities, 17 bills ultimately made it to the...
In response to recent and upcoming delegation visits to migrant centers, the Texas Immigration Network, a Texas Family Leadership Council (TXFLC) workgroup, hosted a virtual roundtable to unpack the current issue of unaccompanied children at the Texas border. Speaking...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled against terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and in doing so temporarily protected hundreds of thousands of children from being either torn away from their families or forced to...