A new report explores the obstacles faced by children in immigrant families in the US

CHILDREN & FAMILIES/IMMIGRATION | Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a new report, 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, that explores the challenges children in immigrant families face. The report also includes updated results for the 2014 Race for Results report, which measured children’s progress by race and ethnicity at the national and state levels. (WaPo, 10/24)

“When you hear conversations about immigration and immigration policies, it’s rare that you hear about the impacts on kids being discussed,” said Laura Steer, associate director for policy reform and advocacy for the Casey Foundation. “These kids are going to be our future leaders, our future workforce. We need them to be successful if we are going to be successful as a country.”

While children of immigrants make up less than a quarter of the nation’s population of children, they account for 30 percent of those from low-income families, the report says.

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